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.

CurriculumIBEnglish National
(by August 31 of
entrance year)
Early Years
Key Stage 1
KindergartenYear 15
Elementary School (PYP)
Key Stage 2
1st GradeYear 26
2nd GradeYear 37
3rd GradeYear 48
4th GradeYear 59
5th GradeYear 610
Middle School (MYP)
Key Stage 3
6th GradeYear 711
7th GradeYear 812
8th GradeYear 913
High School

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

9th Grade14
10th Grade15
11th Grade16
12th Grade17

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.