Head of School's Welcome

Seoul Foreign School exists to serve the international community of Seoul. We have been ‘inspiring excellence and building character’ for over 100 years. Of the 6,000 international schools in the world we are the seventh oldest and the oldest in Korea. Starting in one classroom of 12 students in the fall of 1912 we have grown in to the vibrant and dynamic learning environment you can glimpse through our website.

However, everybody who knows SFS will tell you that it is only when you visit our beautiful campus and see and feel for yourself what exists here, that one can fully appreciate the atmosphere of this unique community. We have a combination of motivated students, outstanding facilities and truly committed teachers and staff members, with a deep spirit of service, who embrace the responsibility to uphold the spirit of excellence that has permeated this School for over a century. This is part of what makes SFS special.

Yet primarily it is a sense of ‘care’ that is at the heart of our mission, a sense of care that is almost tangible as you spend time in and around our School. The importance of caring for each child, their learning and success is what defines our School’s approach. This is a community that goes the ‘extra-mile’ for its children, that wants to understand how we can help fulfill each child’s potential and set them on the road to achieving their dreams. With the Gospel values as our guide we aim to inspire in each child a will to make the world a better place.

It is with a great sense of honor that I serve Seoul Foreign as only the fourth Head of School and I am hugely excited to be working amongst a community that is dedicated to the highest aspirations and the future development of a truly remarkable school.

If you are interested in being part of the ongoing story of Seoul Foreign School, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Colm Flanagan






Colm Flanagan

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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