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Ewha University

Founding Spirit & History

Spirit

The objective of Ewha Haktang is to provide early childhood, primary, secondary, and higher education based on Christian values while following the fundamental educational ethos of the Republic of Korea. (Article 1)

History

History
1880s~1940s 1886.5.31 Ewha Haktang was founded by Mary F. Scranton, an American missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
1887 The school’s name “Ewha” was bestowed by Emperor Kojong.
1910.9 College course was established.
1914.10 Ewha Kindergarten was established. (Permitted by the Japanese Government-General of Chosun)
1925.4.24 Ewha Womans Professional School was permitted.
1933 The foundation divided into Ewha Haktang and Ewha Hakwon.
1943.8.7 Ewha Haktang Foundation, Inc. was registered. Dr. Helen Kim was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.
1946.8.15 The establishment of Ewha Womans University was permitted. (The First University the Ministry of Education gave a permission)
1950s~1960s 1955.2.28 Ewha Elementary School was established.
1958.4.9 Ewha Middle School was established.
1958.2.15 Ewha High School was established.
1958.4.9 The Methodist School Foundation took over Kookje University.
1960.3.31 Kumnan Girls` Middle and High School were established.
1964.1.8 Ewha Haktang was registered as an educational foundation due to the organizational change.
1968.12.11 Kumnan Girls` Middle and High School were registered as an affiliated school of Ewha Womans University.
1969.1.10 Youngran Girls` Middle School and Commercial High School were established as an affiliated school of Ewha Womans University.
1970s~present 1970.3.19 Dr. Eun-Sook Seo was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.
1977.3.5 Dr. Young-Eui Kim was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.
1980.11.26 Sammoon Hakwon took over Kookjae University.
1986.12.31 Dr. Ok-Gill Kim was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.
1990.9.1 Dr. Il-Sook Chung was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.
1996.3.1 Youngran Girls` Commercial High School was renamed into Youngran Information Industry High School.
1999.3.1 Kumnan Girls` Middle and High School were renamed into Kumnan Middle and High School.
2000.9.1 Dr. Hoo-Jung Yoon was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.
2001.3.1 Ewha Middle School, Ewha High School, and Kumnan Middle and High School were merged into Ewha-Kumnan Middle and High School affiliated to the College of Education of Ewha Womans University.
2004.10.18 Youngran Girls Information Industry High School was renamed into Youngran Media High School
2011.3.1 Dr. Myung-Soo Jang was inaugurated as Chairperson of Ewha Haktang.

Chairperson

Dr. Helen Kim

1943~1953

Ewha Haktang
Foundation, Inc

Dr. Helen Kim

Seung-Man Choi

1954~1955

Ewha Haktang
Foundation, Inc

Seung-Man Choi

Dr. Helen Kim

1956~1970

Ewha Haktang
Foundation, Inc

Dr. Helen Kim

Dr. Eun-Sook Seo

1970.3.19

Ewha Haktang
Educational Foundation

Dr. Eun-Sook Seo

Dr.Young-Eui Kim

1977.3.5

Ewha Haktang
Educational Foundation

Dr.Young-Eui Kim

Dr. Ok-Gill Kim

1986.12.31

Ewha Haktang
Educational Foundation

Dr. Ok-Gill Kim

Dr. li-Sook Chung

1990.9

Ewha Haktang
Educational Foundation

Dr. li-Sook Chung

Dr. Hoo-Jung Yoon

2000.9.1

Ewha Haktang
Educational Foundation

Dr. Hoo-Jung Yoon

Chang Myong-Sue

2011.3.1 ~

Ewha Haktang
Educational Foundation

Chang Myong-Sue