Seoul Foreign School Governance

Jaedan Members


Bill Majors - Chair
William Mako
Charles Hoffman
Peter Underwood
Sun Hye Yang
Colm Flanagan - Head of School


SFS Council

The SFS Council is composed of members, all of whom actively agree with and support the Christian nature of Seoul Foreign School as set forth in the statement of its Philosophy. Members are appointed by various Christian churches in Seoul, as defined by the SFS Constitution. No member of the Council is a regular full-time employee of the school. The members are elected for two year terms.

The SFS Council:

  • Appoints Board and Jaedan members
  • Receives audited financial statements
  • Reviews/approves the school budget
  • Approves mission and philosophy changes
  • Maintains SFS Constitution and Bylaws
2017-18 Council

David Hwang (Chair) - SFS PTA
James Kim (Vice-Chair) - SFS PTA
Barbara Bai - Int'l Lutheran Church, Seoul
Matthew Wasmund - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Kirk Meyer - Seoul Union Church
Tootsie Fortaleza-Tan - PTA

SFS School Board

The SFS School Board, operating for and in the name of the SFS Council, is responsible for the total program of the school, including all aspects of its operation.

The SFS School Board:

  • Reviews and upholds the mission
  • Sets the vision
  • Formulates policy
  • Provides fiscal oversight
  • Develops/maintains strategic plans
  • Hires and oversees the Head of School
  • Collaborates with Administration to ensure continuous improvement

Board members are elected by the SFS Council to a serve three-year term. Individuals may be elected to serve a second term. No individuals can serve on the SFS Board for more than six consecutive years. The School Board is comprised of a minimum of six (6) members who are a parent of at least one (1) child currently enrolled in the school.

Full board meetings take place five times during the school year.

For further information, please contact the Board Email - sfs.board@seoulforeign.org

2017 - 2018 SFS Board Members

Mrs. Penelope Kim, Chair
Mr. Peter Choi, Vice-Chair
Mr. Michael Distasio
Mr. Graham Dodds
Mr. Kurtis Jang
Ms. KyungEn Kim
Mrs. Silvia Kim
Mr. Dean Park
Ms. Regina Ryu
Mrs. Sally Shim
Mrs. Jenny Woo




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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