|▲ Fayston Preparatory of Suji / Headmaster Daniel K. Paxitzis|
Fayston Preparatory of Suji is an international Christian school recognized by Middle State Association of College and Schools, National Council for Private School Association, The International Alliance for School Accreditation, and Accreditation International. Last year, the school made a strong impression to industry experts by sending all 41 school-leavers to prestigious universities including Cornell University, Emory University, UC Berkeley, University of Toronto, Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology and New York University. This year, the school listed its name in the winners of the 2022 Korea Education Industrial Awards with National Assembly Education Committee prize.
Nestled in Suji, Yongin City, South Korea, Fayston set sail in 2010 by an ambitious young man Daniel K. Paxitzis who now serves the headmaster of the school. Started with only 3 students 12 years ago, the number has increased to 607 today. The school obtained AP Capstone Diploma and runs an approved AP preparatory exam center and a US SAT center.
"I wanted to establish a school where there was no stress for tests, violence and bullying but opportunity, respect and challenge. For this reason, I started with students from missionary parents or North Korean defectors and involved them not only in academic programs but also in sports, music, travel and volunteer activities to broaden the way they view the world" says Paxitzis.
With teachings of Jesus as the core value of the school, it is the first and foremost goal of Fayston to foster students equipped with devotion to God, passion in learning and living in diligence and respect. The best curriculum, Paxitzis emphasizes, is not about something grand a plan or a method but to respect others as one respects oneself.
Number of key programs and activities at Fayston are as follows: mentoring, tutoring, consulting, seminar, discussion, project fulfilling, team work, travel, camping, religious retreat and volunteer activities.
"Learning tolerance, order, manners and respect to others in fact are more important than making points in English and math. At the end of the day, we learn to live together, share together and exchange together and to create a better society and a world. Fayston values this idea above anything else and this in fact is the driving force of students to have excellent results in their academic progress" says Paxitzis.
Targeting to be the top 10 international schools in the world, Fayston currently is building a new campus in Damyang County with a schedule to open in 2024. <PowerKorea>
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