Our Ethos & Why NLCS?

Our Three Pillars provide the framework for success for each of our students.

A world renowned British education is taught to all our students by experienced and passionate teachers. An NLCS Jeju education is recognised in South Korea and around the world as being exceptional.

Our results are higher than world average results in IGCSE and IBDP formal examinations. With students achieving ‘world highest IGCSE results’ and perfect IBDP scores and our students secure offers from prestigious universities in South Korea, the USA, UK and rest of the world.

The health and wellbeing of all our students is at the heart of everything we do. A strong pastoral care system ensures that all our students are supported to achieve the best of their abilities.

With over 150 different activities to choose from, our students have endless opportunities to find their passions, enhance their skills and strengthen their university applications.

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In addition to the three pillars there are even more reasons why NLCS Jeju is an exceptional choice.

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NLCS Jeju is part of over 170 years of education heritage with over ten years of proven and continued success in Jeju, our foundations are strong.

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NLCS Jeju is one of five NLCS Schools. NLCS London, NLCS Singapore, NLCS Dubai and NLCS HCMC. A large network of best practice sharing.

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Our traditional boarding structure provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences for our students. Independent studies show that boarding students outperform their counterparts at university. At NLCS Jeju our boarding students achieve higher results in formal examinations.

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This unique model offers co-education from Reception to Year 6, single sex education Year 7 to Year 11 and co-education in Year 12 and Year 13. Independent studies show the benefit of single sex education in Senior School, at NLCS Jeju you get the best of both worlds.

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To provide an exceptional educational experience, based on the traditions, ethos and practices of North London Collegiate School, UK.

To provide an ambitious academic education and to enable each student to make the most of their gifts.

To maintain a team of teachers to whom each student is important and who can inspire subject passion and enthusiasm.

To enable all students to recognise academic excellence and realise that it is attainable.

To create a home where individuals are nurtured and the whole personality can grow.

To foster a caring and respectful community characterised by excellent relationships between staff and students and between the students themselves, of whatever age, culture and background.

To encourage all students to take risks and try something new in an environment which embraces all aspects of educational challenge.

To develop an outward looking, internationally minded, community of young people who have a clear understanding of the value of commitment and service to others.


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Our students will graduate with exceptional academic skills across a broad range of disciplines. They will have the opportunity to develop a depth of knowledge in areas that they are passionate about and will fully realise their potential. Our students will be aspirational thinkers who have confidence in their own abilities.

Our students will leave us with a clear sense of where their passions and interests lie having experienced a wide variety of activities and opportunities outside of our formal curriculum.

Our students will be prepared for a world with continuously fading borders and where international mindedness is essential. Our students will be compassionate and have a commitment to serving others.

Our students will develop a strong set of moral and ethical values that determine how they act and interact with others.

Our students will not only access leading universities around the world, but they will be equipped with the skills, attitudes and attributes needed to be successful, happy and healthy for the rest of their lives.

Our students will leave us as resilient and confident young people who think independently.


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A common set of beliefs and values underpin the common and distinctive ethos of all North London Collegiate Schools. In particular, we hold:

a belief in the potential of young people – that we can foster the drive and determination that will enable them to make a difference to the world;

a belief that each student is unique, and that it is our responsibility to provide them with “floors, not ceilings” so that we can nurture their individual talents, confidence and self-worth and enable them to “run their own race”;

a belief that varied perspectives enrich our schools and wider communities, and that we should embrace, encourage, celebrate and learn from difference and diversity;

a belief that learning is an end in itself and is something to be prized, and that education means much more than following a prescribed examination syllabus;

a belief in the transformative power of academic engagement, and that a culture of scholarship should extend beyond the classroom and should permeate the wider life of our schools;

a belief that academic study involves a determination not to take things at face value, and that intellectual curiosity and critical inquiry are central to the success of our students in their time at school and in their future lives;

a belief in the importance of service to others – of looking outwards, and contributing positively to society and the wider world;

a belief in the importance of maintaining a caring and warm community, and nurturing a positive spirit of collaboration in all our interactions.