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Why Seoul Foreign School?



Thank you for your interest in teaching at Seoul Foreign School. SFS is a highly regarded, co-educational International school in Korea with a distinct Christian philosophy that has been serving expatriates in Seoul since 1912. We are located in a park-like atmosphere in the middle of the bustling city of Seoul, South Korea and we currently serve nearly 1500 students in pre-k through grade 12.

We offer rigorous academic programs, including IB and IGCSE courses at our high school, an American curriculum at both the elementary and middle school levels, and a British curriculum for Key Stage1- Key Stage 3. We are also a PYP/MYP Candidate School and are working towards those curriculums, as outlined on our Academics page. Our professional faculty is over 200 with over 100 local support staff.

International School Teaching Positions at SFS:

The school offers on-campus accommodation and an excellent salary & benefits package that allows for significant savings. It is very difficult to compare costs of living because this is rather dependent upon each person's style of life. However, teachers at SFS generally find that they can live quite comfortably on our salary and many put a considerable sum into savings each year.

If you are interested in applying for a teaching job in the International School of SFS:

1. Review the opportunities listed under Positions Available.

2. You might also like to review the information regarding the Christian aspect of our school and our new SFS Portrait.

3. When you are ready to formally apply to our school, ensure you meet the minimum teaching requirements:

  • A degree and valid teaching credential in your subject area
  • Two years of successful teaching experience in a western school setting, at the specific grade level or subject area of our vacancy
  • A personal Christian faith
  • Familiarity with current teaching materials and methodologies as well as evidence of recent professional growth activities
  • Recent federal criminal checks showing "no record" (or with an accepted letter of explanation accompanying a report of a criminal record - with the exception of crimes against children) from your passport country and your current school country, if different.
  • All successful candidates must have a personal interview. This often takes place at one of the several recruiting fairs listed under Positions Available.

4. Ensure that you have the following information available before you begin the online application process:

  • Information on which job fairs you plan to attend in the near future
  • Which teaching jobs you will be applying for (see Positions Available)
  • A letter of introduction and a statement of how you would contribute to the Christian ethos of the school with your CV/resume - highlighting your abilities with school technology would also be valuable. It would be worthwhile to include contact names and details for professional references as well as personal character references that are from outside of the school environment
  • Have your CV/Resume ready to upload with the application form. Please note that there is 150KB restriction on file size and the types of documents that can be uploaded are limited to .doc, .pdf, .txt, .rtf. (You may need to remove large photo files or some other items that involve a lot of memory). Please be sure that your resume includes your contact email and phone details.
  • If you applied online during the last two years your application is still active. However, you might like to email me to update your job choices and recruiting fairs. I can also assist in attaching a revised resume if that is appropriate.

5. Complete the online application. Completing this application puts your data, including your resume and faith statement, into our database and allows our administrators to identify qualified candidates for future openings at the school. Once our administrators find a match for you and SFS, they will be in touch with you regarding the possibilities.

I am responsible for processing the teaching jobs applications for the International School of SFS, assisting newly hired staff with their transition to SFS, and with the orientation process once they arrive. Once you have completed the online application, we will review your file and respond to you regarding your application to SFS. I look forward to working with you on this new adventure.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Barry Benger
Director of Human Resources

Phone: 82-2-330-3117

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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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