[Letters] A foreign school’s proud history

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[Letters] A foreign school’s proud history

In regard to your June 11 article on foreign schools, I would like to call attention to an error about the founding of Seoul Foreign School, one of the oldest “foreign” schools in Korea (along with Pyongyang Foreign School).

Seoul Foreign School was begun in 1912 (97 years ago) for the education of missionary children by missionary families.

Your listed date of establishment - 1978 - is incorrect. It certainly does not reflect the school’s decades-long pioneering efforts which have become models for other institutions of learning in Asia.

In fact, the SFS community is currently preparing for the celebration of the school’s centennial to be held in 2012.

As an heir of the early missionaries and as a former member of the SFS board and council and as previous chair of its juridical person, I am proud of the school’s heritage and contributions, both to Korea and to the international community.

Sonia Reid Strawn,

United Methodist missionary, Seoul

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