Sejong Academy recently moved to a new location off of University Ave. into the historic Iris Park building (1885 University) and is excited to be part of the Midway neighborhood. A ribbon cutting ceremony held on July 23, 2021 was attended by Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Daron Korte, Senator Erin Murphy, and Representative Kaohly Vang Her, among others.
“Sejong Academy is the only Korean immersion charter school in the Midwest,” observed Sejong Board Chair Grace Lee. “It was our vision to give students in the Twin Cities the opportunity to become scholars of Korean and English, and nurture students to become responsible global citizens.” Formerly located at 1330 Blair Ave., Sejong was formed in 2014 for kindergarten to sixth grade. It began adding grades, with the addition of grade 11 this year. Next year will be the first year with 12th grade.
Sejong has welcomed 74 new students this year for a total enrollment of 352 students from PreK to 11th grade. Additionally, Sejong Academy is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program. At Iris Park Place, Sejong added a new HVAC system that exchanges the air seven times per hour (COVID-19 precautions recommend air exchange of at least four times an hour). The concrete floor was also polished. (Photo submitted)