A hagwon is a for-profit private cram school prevalent in South Korea. For families that can afford it, hagwon education usually starts at or before elementary level. It is common for Korean school children to attend one or more hagwons after their school. It is not uncommon for students to be enrolled in several hagwons of different subject areas at once (in addition to their normal school attendance). Hagwons may specialize in subjects like math, foreign language, science, art, or English.
So now you know that it is a little different than regular public school. But there are physical differences as well. Teachers don't have their own classrooms and the students don't change classrooms when the bell rings. Instead each teacher has a desk in one big room, the teachers office and we change classrooms. Also, we don't have a cafeteria. School lunch is cooked in a kitchen and then brought to each classroom.
The teachers office One hallwayThe other hallwayThe front deskRules