How to Apply

Please follow the steps below to complete the application for processing by the Admissions Office.

Please note: applications must be received by July 10th for students to begin on August 10th (the first day of school). Applicants applying after July 10th will, if accepted, begin after the first day of school.

EARLY CHILDHOOD & KEY STAGE 1 (AGES 2-5)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & KEY STAGE 2 (AGES 6-10)

MIDDLE SCHOOL & KEY STAGE 3 (AGES 11-13)

HIGH SCHOOL (AGES 14-17)


Please note that a non-refundable application processing fee must be paid before the application can be submitted.

Early Childhood & Key Stage 1 (Ages 3-5)

If your child is currently attending school, provide your child’s teacher with the teacher recommendation form, which he/she must complete and return directly to the Admissions Office.

Elementary School & Key Stage 2 (Ages 6-10)

Contact your child’s current teacher and provide him/her with the teacher recommendation form, which he/she must complete and return directly to the Admissions Office.

Middle School & Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-13)

Contact your child’s current Mathematics and English teacher. Provide each of them with the teacher recommendation form, which they must complete and return directly to the Admissions Office. Both teachers must fill out one form each, such that the Admissions Office receives one form from the Mathematics teacher and one form from the English teacher.

High School (Ages 14-17)

Contact your child’s current Mathematics and English teacher. Provide each of them with the teacher recommendation form, which they must complete and return directly to the Admissions Office. Both teachers must fill out one form each, such that the Admissions Office receives one form from the Mathematics teacher and one form from the English teacher.

Early Childhood & Key Stage 1 (Ages 3-5)

Contact the Admissions Office for an on-site readiness test and interview.

Elementary School & Key Stage 2 (Ages 6-10)

Contact the Admissions Office for an on-site testing appointment, or arrange for an invigilator to administer the test if your child is unavailable for on-site testing (please provide us with his/her name and email and school address).

Students applying to the British School need to provide a MAP score or we will send the admissions test.

Middle School & Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-13)

Contact the Admissions Office for an on-site testing appointment, or arrange for an invigilator to administer the test if your child is unavailable for on-site testing (please provide us with his/her name and email and school address).

Students applying to the British School need to provide a MAP score or we will send the admissions test.

High School (Ages 14-17)

Contact the Admissions Office for an on-site testing appointment, or arrange for an invigilator to administer the test if your child is unavailable for on-site testing (please provide us with his/her name and email and school address).

Early Childhood & Key Stage 1 (Ages 3-5)

Send copies of your child’s report cards if he/she is currently in a program. Please note that the documents must be in English; non-English documents must be officially translated into English before being submitted to the Admissions Office.

Elementary School & Key Stage 2 (Ages 6-10)

Send copies of your child’s report cards if he/she is currently in a program. Please note that the documents must be in English; non-English documents must be officially translated into English before being submitted to the Admissions Office.

Middle School & Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-13)

Send copies of your child’s current transcript or report card. In addition, please submit his/her transcript or report cards from the last two academic years. Please note that the documents must be in English; non-English documents must be officially translated into English before being submitted to the Admissions Office.

High School (Ages 14-17)

Send copies of your child’s current transcript or report card. In addition, please submit his/her transcript or report cards from the last two academic years. Please note that the documents must be in English; non-English documents must be officially translated into English before being submitted to the Admissions Office.

Please follow up with our admissions office and confirm receipt of all required documents

SEOUL FOREIGN SCHOOL
39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-Gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03723
82-2-330-3100

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Welcome to Seoul Foreign School, a K-12 IB World School, founded in 1912. We are widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. We are a non-profit school where 100% of your tuition directly impacts student learning. Of the international schools in Seoul, we offer an unrivaled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating the leaders of the future.

About SFS

Welcome to Seoul Foreign School, a Pre K-12 IB World School, founded in 1912. We are widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. We offer an unrivalled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating the leaders of the future. We are a non-profit school where 100% of your tuition directly impacts student learning. 

Admissions

We welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you a firsthand look at our campus. Contact us by email or by telephone to make an appointment. We understand a visit is not always possible. The entire admissions team is ready to help you in any way we can. 

Academics

The Elementary and Middle Schools follow a US-style curriculum. The British division follows the National Curriculum of England. In the High School Gr. 9-10 students may choose to take the IGCSE Program and for Gr. 11-12 we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Namsan Int'l Kindergarten is a PYP candidate school.

Athletics

SFS athletes develop character, responsibility, dedication, commitment, teamwork, leadership, and experience applicable in all areas of life.  While our teams enjoy winning results in competitive conferences, we measure success well beyond the win-loss column.

Fine Arts

Seoul Foreign School enjoys a long history of rich curricular and co-curricular performing and visual arts programs.  Over 90% of our students are involved in the arts each year and are showcased in our visual arts displays and over 40 annual public performances put on by our music and drama departments.  

Student Life

At SFS we care about the development of each individual student academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. There are many choices for participation at SFS. We encourage students to not try to do them all, but to choose wisely. 

Alumni

With a history of over one hundred years, SFS has provided education for extraordinary Alumni. Today, more Alumni are becoming a part of our parent community. Having ‘Legacy’ students at SFS is a compelling testament to our tradition of excellence.

Giving

The Annual Fund provides additional resources to help continue the tradition of excellence at SFS. Your support provides many needs throughout the school, further enhancing our academic and extracurricular programs – setting us apart from other international schools in the world.

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