Casey ES History

Opened: 2010
Closed: 2016

The new Casey Elementary School was handed over to the Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea District on August 2, 2010. USAG Casey, located approximately 40 miles north of Seoul, was home to the first-ever DoDDS school in Area 1 of South Korea.

The kindergarten through eighth grade school was opened for faculty and students at the end of August. The school also offered a pre-kindergarten program—Sure Start—for the children of eligible sponsors. The school opened with 250 students and preparations were under way for an addition that would accommodate an additional 250 for school year 2011-12.

Casey Elementary School was comprised of major renovations to building S-2400 which had previously served as a barracks. The $5 million renovation provided state-of-the-art education facilities for military families in Area 1. Features included modern classrooms with interactive white boards, a 2:1 computer to student ratio, cutting-edge computer and science labs, large information center, and ample parking for employees and visitors. The school also represented environmental stewardship through the use of sustainable design concepts to meet Leadership in Energy Efficient Design Standard Silver level requirements.

The new wing to the school opened in 2011 and nearly doubled the K–8 school’s capacity. However, the enrolled began to decline in 2015-16.

It was announced in the Stars and Stripes that Casey Elementary School would close June 2016.

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