Eligibility Requirements

Students are eligible to apply if parents can provide documentation outlined here.


If one or both parents hold foreign passports (non-Korean passport)

  • Copy of valid passport title page of child, father, and mother
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate and/or Korean Family Registry
  • Copy (front and back) of parents’ Alien Registration Card.


Both parents hold Korean passports
(including those who hold dual passports)

  • Copy of valid passport title page of child, father, and mother
  • Copy of child’s Korean Family Registry
  • Student’s Certificate of Exit and Entry to support that the child has spent 1095 days or more outside of Korea
  • If student is a dual citizen, copies of both passports, and Certificate of Entry and Exit for both passports must be provided

Age Requirements

Students will be considered for placement based on their age on August 31st.

Sections Age
Curriculum IB English National
(by August 31 of
entrance year)
Early Years
Key Stage 1
PK2 n/a 2
PK3 Foundation 3
PK4 4
Kindergarten Year 1 5
Elementary School (PYP)
Key Stage 2
1st Grade Year 2 6
2nd Grade Year 3 7
3rd Grade Year 4 8
4th Grade Year 5 9
5th Grade Year 6 10
Middle School (MYP)
Key Stage 3
6th Grade Year 7 11
7th Grade Year 8 12
8th Grade Year 9 13
High School

9th, 10th (MYP)
11th, 12th (IB Diploma)

9th Grade 14
10th Grade 15
11th Grade 16
12th Grade 17

Non-Discrimination Statement

Seoul Foreign School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, hiring and athletic policies or in other school-administered programs.