Vine International Academy

Faith • Wisdom • Service

Originating from SY Academy, a Berkeley, California based education institution established in 1996, Vine International Academy is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school that educates children in all aspects of life.  Our student-focused education approach seeks to originate motivation and fulfillment from within the student rather than an external source.  Furthermore, by creating a firm foundation in each and every student's spiritual and emotional growth, Vine International Academy develops a 'whole' student who is prepared to impact and lead God's kingdom.

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Principal’s Welcome

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

-Romans 15:7-

 

This Bible verse not only guides my personal relationship in interacting with others, but also shapes my educational philosophy. By respecting each student’s ways of life, ideas and personal values, I am trying to focus on and accept each individual student just the way they are, as Jesus does for us. Moreover, I believe learning is the long journey of finding the life mission that God has given to each one of us which I hope to help each student find. I recognize it can’t be achieved by just delivering academic knowledge from one direction, from teacher to students. Rather, it should be a mutual sharing process in which both the teacher and the students share their life experiences, ideas, and faith as a class community.

 

As a school community, Vine International Academy has a strong commitment to academic excellence. We recognize that all our students learn and develop at different rates and in different ways. We make high career goals for our students, provide high-quality teaching, and promote education that maximizes the academic ability of each student. Besides, we offer an environment where all children become responsible risk-takers, critical thinkers, and active learners. We will continue to nurture the students with intelligence, diligence, dedication, and leadership that will open up a new era.

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VIA Head Chaplain
Pastor 권은정

하나님의 최고의 목표는 모든 성도들이 하나님의 형상과 모양을 회복하며 세상 가운데 하나님의 아름다운 덕을 선전하여 그의 이름을 영화롭게 하는 것입니다. 그러나 급변하는 포스트모더니즘 속에서 세계관은 변화되고 다원주의적 사고로 모든 패러다임이 와해되어 가고 있습니다.

 

모든 가치는 상대화 되고 철저한 개인주의 사회가 난무한 이 시대에 하나님이 주신 지상명령을 이루는 길은, 길이요 진리요 생명이 되신 하나님의 말씀인 성경적 세계관이 회복되어 하나님의 부르심과 택하심을 깨닫는 길입니다. 창조 세계를 치유하기 위한 하나님의 대리 통치자로 변화시키는 교육과 하나님 백성의 정체성과 사명이 무엇인지 세워가는 교육을 하나님은 기다리고 계십니다.

 

2017년 독립 교단 목사 안수와 함께 조애선교회를 세워 미디어 사역에 생명을 공급하면서 구원의 확신과 십자가의 능력을 전하며 ‘field church’의 사역을 이어왔습니다. 성령의 거룩하신 소망을 받아 그를 전파하여 각 사람을 권하고, 모든 지혜로 각 사람을 가르치기를 소원하는 것은 그리스도 안에서 완전한 자들로 세우기 위함이며, 이는 내 속에서 역사하시는 자의 역사를 따라 모든 헌신을 다한다는 바울의 말씀으로 인사를 드립니다.

Faculty & Staff

Science

Science

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Bomin Sung

Chaplain

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Joshua Yoon

English Literature & Composition

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Sua Baik

Student Care Coordinator

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Jane Cho

Elementary Homeroom

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Christine Kim

Chinese Language

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Alice Choi

Science

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Alex Koo

Math

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Sunyoung Ha

Art

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Sieun Joo

Music & Musical Performance