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Leaving qualificationAP
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications AP
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 7 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ₩19,800,000
to: ₩25,900,000
Address: 106 Samso-ro, Geonguk-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, South Korea

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Korean & American

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated in subjects. Students bring their own devices (laptops or tablets) to school.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we use virtual classroom technologies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

AP Assessments and MAP testing

Results in these examinations

Our students perform above or at international standards.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Around 1 hour a day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We are part of the National Honor Society. Classwork is differentiated to allow for gifted students to be challenged more.

Student access to education psychologist

The school has access to outsourced educational psychologists.

Entry evaluation for students

Students meet the principal for an enrollment interview and placement test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The evaluation focuses on assessing the students academic skills across English, math and science. It is a written test and the results are discussed in detail with the potential parents.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We do not have a deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

2:45pm for students.

Supervised care before/after school

Students who arrive early in the morning are supervised until homeroom starts. After school programs are supervised.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No. Students are allowed to bring their own food to the school.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our school is a South Korean Activities Conference (SKAC) member. We also provide a variety of electives for high school students and activity classes for the whole school.

Sports activities included

Regular PE classes. Under SKAC we have basketball, soccer, volleyball and cross country running.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we are a SKAC member.

Facilities at the school

Science lab, computer lab, library, indoor gym, music room, art room cafeteria, multi purpose room, outside playground and sport field.

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball court, soccer field. Indoor gym with basketball, volleyball and badminton.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kwangju Foreign School (KFs) is a private school located in the city of Gwangju. The school provides education for Pre K - 12th grade based on the American common core curriculum as well as Next Generation Science Standards. KFS caters for a wide variety of nationalities with English being the main instructional language. KFS focuses not only on academic excellence but also in developing students 12st century skills.

Teaching approach of the school

Our Beliefs about Teaching and Learning
We are role models for our students.
All students can be successful.
Curiosity drives learning.
Personal development matters.
Knowledge is power.
Holding ourselves and our students responsible for learning.
Collaboration is a powerful tool that benefits the community.
Learning goes beyond the classroom.
We are knowledgeable and make knowledge accessible.

Kwangju Foreign School stands on the pillars of character and knowledge. We build well-rounded thinkers and problem solvers with a life-long love of learning. Supporting academic and personal needs, KFS strives for students to be effective communicators who can work individually and collaboratively. While strengthening Korean cultural ties and an understanding of their own identity, KFS strives to create active community members who will succeed in an increasingly globalized society.

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