Course of study for elementary and middle schools

Elementary school
Classification Grade 1-2 Grade 3-4 Grade 5-6
Subject Korean Korean 448


Mathematics 256


Ethics 128


Social Studies & Science 192


PE, Music, & Art 384
408 408
Social Studies/Ethics 272 272
Mathematics 272 272
Science/Practical Arts 204 340
Physical Education 204 204
Music/Art 272 272
English 136 204
Sub-total 1,408 1,768 1,972
Hands-on program 336
Safety Education (64)
204 204
Number of instructional hours per school year 1,744 1,972 2,176
  • 1A 1-hour class period lasts 40 minutes in principle, but it can be adjusted flexibly in consideration of weather, season, student development, learning content types, and school situations.
  • 2Time allocation by grade and by subject shows standard class hours in 2 academic years, each with 34 weeks.
  • 3The number of instructional hours per school year represents minimum amounts
  • 4The Practical Arts class is applicable only for 5th and 6th graders.
Middle school
Classification Grade 1-3
Subject Korean 442
Social Studies (including History)/Ethics 510
Mathematics 374
Science/Technical Education & Home Economics 680
Physical Education 272
Music/Art 272
English 340
Elective 170
Sub-total 3,060
Hands-on program 306
Number of instructional hours per school year 3,366
  • 1A 1-hour class period lasts 45 minutes in principle, but it can be adjusted flexibly in consideration of weather, season, student development, learning content types, and school situations.
  • 2Time allocation by grade and by subject shows standard class hours in 3 academic years, each with 34 weeks.
  • 3The number of instructional hours per school year represents minimum amounts in 3 years.
  • 4The Information class provides 34 hours of instruction.