Seoul Foreign School Parents Share Why SFS is the Exceptional School They Love -

How great to be a part of a school community that has high standards and expectations for all students in academics, and arts, and athletics. Also, its not just the facilities (buildings, gym, field, pool, theatre, library etc) it’s the people, the teachers are informative, entertaining and inspiring. A ‘Big Thanks’ to the SFS team for all the hard work for the benefit of our kids.

SFS Parent

Last year my son had a wonderful year in Kindergarten. We are very grateful for his teacher, for her teaching style and attitude that helped our son become very engaged with school and education in general.

2014 SFS Parent of Kindergarten Child

We loved the very loving environment of our child’s class last year. Very loving and happy children, couldn’t have wished for more.

2014 SFS Elementary Parent

A good learning environment and hard working teachers.

2014 SFS Community member

I am very pleased to have chosen SFS for our children! The year has been full of fun and challenges. Personally, our biggest challenge was my son having to deal with a wheelchair on a daily basis, which the school helped us with a lot. They did everything possible to make his life easier and help us in this difficult situation.

S. Kennedy (2014 SFS Parent of 3 SFS Students)

One major advantage of SFS that I’d like to share is that there is no bullying, which is a national, if not international problem today. Thank you SFS and please keep up the tradition!

Harris Kim (2014 SFS Parent of 2 SFS Students)

I can’t help but think about all the emails, almost on a daily basis informing us about what is happening in the school with our child. Sharing their fun times, exercise/sports day, their music pictures to mention a few. I am grateful for Haiku, the website is fabulous too. Great to be on the same page with your kids!

Christa K. (2014 SFS Parent)

Seoul Foreign School provides our Graduates with the best preparation for Success -

"I got 22 University credits because of my IB Diploma, I am already technically a Sophomore"

Ashley Baker (Graduate 2013) Currently studying at the University of Northern Iowa

"I learned to be an internationally minded person."

Eunice Chang (Graduate 2013) Currently Studying at the University of Pennsylvania

"The IB Programme helped me significantly not only because of the 6 main subjects, but also in terms of the other programs like CAS, E.E. and T.O.K.. It made me approach problem solving more diversely. Also the difficulty of the IB really helped me to survive in college."

Nien-Hsiu Suen (Graduate 2013) Currently Studying Medicine at Kon-Yang University

"I was used to a very multicultural community. The IB Programme helped me greatly in terms of academic expectations in my first semester of college."

Daniel Hwang (Graduate 2013)
Currently studying at Yonsei University

"My experience at Seoul Foreign School has taught me how to become internationally-minded and adapt more easily to new environments and with diverse people."

Yujin Seo (Graduate 2013)
Currently studying at the University of Southern California
(Photograph: Lauren Kim & Yujin Seo)

Seoul Foreign School is a community that cares -

( Photogragh - Hans Hong Seok Lee, David Seung Hyun Hong, and SFS student, Christian Choi, and his father Min Soo Choi - during a homestay experience for APAC FORENSICS 2014 at Seoul Foreign School )

"Over a span of a few days we were able to feel right at home and were able to build long-lasting friendships. Without a doubt this experience will be one of the high-lights for our High School years. While I've heard many praises about the SFS Campus, I was even more impressed once I saw it for myself. I truly appreciated the vibrant, international culture underlying the SFS community."

Hans Hong Seok Lee (Taejon Christian International School, South Korea)

"I will miss everything from the amazing meals to the broad range of students that I got to meet from all over Asia. As my first time visiting SFS, I was astonished by the great facilities and the welcoming students and teachers who made this trip such a memorable experience. Despite the competitive nature of the Forensics competition, I was surprised by the supportive and encouraging atmosphere of this tournament. We can't wait for another opportunity to experience being a part of the SFS family once again!"

David Seung Hyun Hong (Taejon Christian International School, South Korea)

Seoul Foreign School is a unique place with a 100+ year legacy-

"Having witnessed the excellence of education at SFS through my children, Mateo and Irene, it is an honor for me to be able to congratulate you all!

Alicia Falkowski (Charge d'Affaires of Argentine Republic)
Message to SFS during the Centennial Celebrations

"Colombia wants to congratulate Seoul Foreign School for the Centennial Anniversary and its excellence. My spouse and I are very proud because our son Jaime Andres is studying right now at 10th Grade at SFS."

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente (Ambassador of Colombia)
Message to SFS during the Centennial Celebrations

"I offer my congratulations to Seoul Foreign School on the 100th Anniversary of its founding. Since the beginning, SFS has been a leader in academics as well as extra-curricular activities. Many of our Embassy families send their children to SFS because of the high standards to which it holds its students and the broad experience it offers. I wish SFS the best as it embarks on its second 100 years."

Sung Y. Kim (Ambassador of the United States of America)
Message to SFS during the Centennial Celebrations

"I graduated from Seoul Foreign School in 1959, and was fortunate enough to return in 2008. The school has changed greatly physically, but am glad that it has maintained it's fine academic and spiritual quality for all those years."

Robert Christopulos (Graduate '59)

39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-Gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03723

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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. 


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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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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