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In the 2021-2022 school year, SFS celebrates 40 years of the British School, 40 years of IBDP and our 110th anniversary.

The Early 1900s

Portrait of Mrs Ethel Van Wagoner Underwood
Mrs. Ethel Van Wagoner Underwood

Mrs. Ethel Van Wagoner Underwood, dedicated and beloved Christian educator, first teacher and lifelong supporter of SFS.

Vintage posed photograph of girls basketball team
Girls Basketball 1925

An early photograph of sports at SFS

All school photo

SFS students in 1925

Vintage photograph of students in costume for play
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Cast photo, May 7, 1929

SFS students

All school photo, 1913

The 1930s and 1940s

Vintage photo of students posed on a staircase
High School Students


Vintage photo of students in costume for play
The Pied Piper of Hamlin

Early 1930s. Directed by Father Charles Hunt.

SFS High School Students

Classmates in 1933-1934

Vintage photo of six students posed in jackets
Class of 1940

The senior class of 1939-1940

Five teachers standing in front of school
SFS Faculty, 1939-1940

Ruth Coblentz, Virginia Smith, Ben Weems, Orin Freerkson (Principal), unknown

Group of students in front of a wall
SFS students

All school photo, 1939-1940

Students gathered around laboratory equipment
Science Lab

Taken at the temporary home of SFS at Yongsan, between 1946 and 1949.

Five students looking at books in a library
The SFS Library

Photographed in the 1940s

SFS at Yongsan

The temporary home of SFS from 1946 to 1949.

The 1950s and 1960s

Man walking in front of large school building
Original SFS building in Yeonhui Dong

Photographed in 1958

Five students playing flag football
Flag Football Team

Photo taken on Yeonhui campus, 1962

Nine people in a posed photograph, four seated and five standing
SFS School Board

Board of governors of SFS in 1963

Outdoor facade of building under costruction
Robb Hall

In progress construction, 1964-1965

Snowscape of campus buildings
Robb Hall complete

Winter of 1966. Taken before the completion of the high school building. 

Vintage bus on road with teacher waving goodbye
School Trip

Juniors and seniors departing for their class trip, 1967. Bus departs from the school entrance through Yonsei University.  

Road leading to top of hill with school at the top
Yeonhui Dong

The new road leading to SFS from Yeonhui-Ro, top right.

Two large buildings with grassy hill in the background
High School

Completed construction of the then High School Building, 1967

Kevin shaking hands with the president
Presidential Scholar Award

Kevin O'Donnell receives the award from US President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.

The 1970s and 1980s

Scaffolding around Korean Gate
Korean Gate

Construction in 1975

Students departing a school bus
1976 School Transport

Students disembark a school bus

Students in cheerleading uniforms

SFS cheerleaders on the sidelines, 1976

Students in hanbok on monkey bars
Korea Week

Elementary students, 1978

Students in uniforms gathered around champion banner
Basketball Champions

Team and supporters

Students standing outside building under construction holding flags
British School

Dedication of the British School building, May 1986

Class photo of students in front of Korean Gate
Grade 1 Students

Teacher Barbara Boorman, 1987

Students dressed as Charlie Brown characters
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Performing, 1987

Team photo with students in basketball uniforms
Girls Varsity

Team photo, winter 1988

Group of students

Class of 1988

The 1990s and 2000s

Princess Diana in green suit
Royal Visit

Princess Diana comes to the British School for a royal visit, November 4th, 1992

Students in blue dresses holding sunflowers
Early Years British School Students

Teacher Ruth Alexander's reception class, 1998-1999

Group of students singing and holding candles

Student-run praise, worship, and performance group, 1999

Three students in backpacks holding hands
Arriving at SFS

Young students make their way to class

Students in large group photo
British School

Faculty and students, 2000

Basketball team and coaches
Boys Varsity Basketball

Assistant Coach Jack Moon, Coach J. P. Rader, 2000

Students gathered outdoors in a group
All School Prayer

"See You at the Pole," September 2002

Korean gate and greenery
90th Anniversary

SFS entrance, 2002

students gathered in a group under the gate
Korean Gate Walkway

Structure connecting the bus garage and parking area to the main campus, 2008

The 2010s-Present

Discovery Week

High School students participate in Discovery Week 2014.

Colm Flanagan, Head of School

In 2014, Colm Flanagan becomes the fourth Head of School at SFS. 

Dongdaewon Concert

The Middle School band performed to benefit Dongdaewon in 2015.

High School building in the sunlight
High School

The current SFS High School building opens in 2018.


A group of student volunteers assisted with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.