Established in 2002, Wisdom Mission School was founded with the two-fold vision of giving students the academic opportunities they needed to market themselves to universities and to provide them with a strong ethical foundation. Principal Sae Chung got his first taste of the frustration students faced getting into their dream universities when he founded Han Sam SAT in 1994. After helping more than 4,000 students get into college, he saw many students frustrated with the public school system because they couldn’t get enough AP classes, had no opportunity to make up classes they did poorly in, and didn’t have time for extracurricular activities. “I knew students needed something more to really, consistently solve the gridlock of gaining acceptance to top universities,” said Chung about the students he helped. “I saw so many students who had potential. I knew they could succeed in a top university, and they weren’t getting in. They had high SAT scores, but their schools were failing them one way or another. It was then I started to get the vision for Wisdom Mission School.”
Chung founded Wisdom Mission School with some very practical answers that would fill in the holes in students’ college application. First, he saw that parents were tried and stressed out from running from high school to a tutoring center, and then maybe to a sport or other activity. “I wanted to create a one-stop shop where students could get a good education, get tutoring for AP classes and the SAT, and get all the activities they needed,” Chung said.
Chung says that in addition to regular school classes, students at Wisdom Mission School receive expert tutoring in the SAT, and also for AP classes. Additionally, he doesn’t limit who can take AP classes, or how many AP classes students can take. He said that because of the individual attention students receive, even students with no experience in honors classes have succeeded on AP tests. Wisdom Mission School not only focuses on academics, but extracurricular activities as well. Chung said that one of his main philosophies is that students won’t study without motivation.
“If kids don’t have a life goal, they aren’t interested in academics. You can’t separate student’s present goals in their extracurricular activities from their academic success,” said Chung. Wisdom Mission School willing works with students schedules to accommodate activities that enhance their lives and ultimately make them a more appealing applicant to a top universities. Wisdom Mission School is currently enrolling for the fall semester. Wisdom Mission School is located at 5851 Newman St., Cypress, CA 90630 Phone 714-995-1900; Website: www.wisdommissionschool.com