Namsan Senior High School

Namsan Senior High School (Korean: 남산고급중학교) was an elite school in Pyongyang, North Korea.[1]

Curriculum Edit

Kim Il Sung required that Russian be taught at the school.[1]

As of 2012, Mankyongdae School, the Kang Ban-sok Institute, and Namsan High School are for the families with very high Songbun rankings.[2] No wavering or hostile class children and very few children of high songbun, outside of the three “lines”, are allowed to attend these schools, and special schools like these do not exist outside of Pyongyang.[2]

Alumni Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Kim, Hyung-sik (October 6, 2009). "The Secret History of Kim Jong Il". Foreign Policy.
  2. ^ a b Collins, Robert (2012). Marked for Life: Songbun North Korea’s Social Classification System. United States of America. p. 75. ISBN 0985648007.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  3. ^ Kongdan Oh; Ralph C. Hassig (13 May 2004). North Korea through the Looking Glass. Brookings Institution Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-8157-9820-0.
  4. ^ Roger East; Richard J. Thomas (3 June 2014). Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders. Taylor & Francis. p. 299. ISBN 978-1-317-63939-8. In 1960 he graduated from Namsan Senior High School.