On June 16th, 2022, Zeitgeist Education Co. Ltd (ZE), a sole subsidiary of Vietnam GS Industry One Member LLC (VGSI), which operates under the umbrella of GS E&C, signed a Licensing and Management Agreement with the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation Group (RCFG) and Chadwick Global Enterprises LLC (CGE), the trademark owner and the managing entity of Chadwick School from the USA. The official ceremony took place at Chadwick International’s Songdo campus, South Korea, with the attendance of Mr. Huh Yoon-Hong (President of GS E&C), Mr. Lim Byeong-Yong (CEO of GS E&C), Mr. Cho Sung-Yol (General Director of VGSI and ZE), Mr. Frederick T. Hill (President of RCFG and CGE), and Mr. Nick Richardson (Chair of the RCFG and CGE Boards).
Mr.Ted Hill - (President of RCFG & CGE) and Mr. Huh Yoon-Hong (President of GS E&C) - Image VGSI
The agreement marks an important milestone, as it brings a prestigious non-profit international school with a rich history of over 87 years to the latest biggest urban project in the South of Ho Chi Minh City. Under the terms of this agreement, Chadwick will directly operate the school called "Chadwick International School Ho Chi Minh City" (CISH), which will offer international education to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Chadwick has a wide range of autonomy in the operations, direction, management, and supervision of all school operational aspects including teachers and curriculum, which allows Chadwick to instill its proven and successful educational model, philosophy and core values. In addition, school facilities and finance are fully supported by ZE and VGSI.
To realize Chadwick's vision of providing excellent education to children in different countries, Chadwick has been working with renowned developers such as POSCO, Ecopark and VGSI to expand their campuses to South Korea, Hanoi and HCMC respectively. As the 4th campus of Chadwick, CISH will be situated in a 3.4 ha landsite in Zeitgeist New Town, Nha Be district with the total capacity of 1,200 students and state-of-the art facilities equipped to balance the learning needs of not only academic but also sports and the arts. Some of the notable facilities include a performing arts theater with 700 seats, a Black Box theater, music and drama rooms, 2 gyms, an indoor swimming pool, soccer fields and basketball courts, libraries, canteens, science rooms, and a Maker-Space. In addition, Chadwick students also benefit from the philosophy of "One School, Multiple campuses" which allows students to engage with peers from different Chadwick campuses and experience the diversity of cultures, people, and languages to develop the skills and mindset of global citizens.
Currently, preparations works for CISH are being conducted (licenses, school design…) and by 2025, the school expects to welcome children of Zeitgeist residents as well as those from other neighborhoods.
About Chadwick School
Established in 1935, Chadwick School is an independent, non-profit K-12 co-educational day school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. Located on a 45-acre hilltop on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California, Chadwick aims to bring out the very best in its students through active learning, one-on-one mentoring, challenging academics, unparalleled global experiences, a highly accredited outdoor education program, an outstanding athletics program, and award-winning visual and performing arts programs. Chadwick School emphasizes character and leadership skills through its Core Values of honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness and compassion, and prepares students to succeed in college, in relationships and in life.
About Vietnam GS Industry
Vietnam GS Industry is a subsidiary of GS E&C which was established in Korea in 1969 and is currently one of the largest multi-disciplinary corporations in South Korea with its presence in 23 countries, 30 oversea companies, and 191 projects around the world.
First came into Vietnam in 2005, VGSI practices and maintains the same vision as its parent company, placing great confidence and values in green, smart, and sustainable technology. Some of the notable completed projects of VGSI include the Binh Loi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Street, Xi Riverview Palace, and Metro Line No.1.
The company is also developing residential projects such as Zeitgeist New Town in Nha Be District, and upcoming projects including the luxury apartments in Thu Thiem, and Long Binh New Town (in Thu Duc city).
Zeitgeist New Town, where the new Chadwick International School is located, comprises of 5 development phases spanning over 349ha in Nha Be district with an expected population of 68,000. As of current, phase 1-1 (354 villas, shophouses and townhouses) of the project is under construction and will be ready for handover by end of 2022, which is then followed by phase 1-2 and 1-3 (2,987 apartments).