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Seoul Foreign School

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CurriculumInternational, Christian, American, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): ₩33,946,574
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 19 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ₩33,946,574
Address: 55-1 Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

It varies from year to year, but on average 60% are US citizens; the remaining 40% represent 50 nations with the largest representations from United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, India, and Germany.

Max. number of students per class

Elementary School: The maximum class size is 14 students in Early Childhood (PS and JK), 20 in Senior Kindergarten, and 20 in Grade One. In Grades Two through Five, the maximum class size is 22 students per classroom. Teacher assistants are provided up to Grade Two. In addition, parents and high school volunteers may assist teachers in the classrooms.

Middle School: The maximum class size is 22 students per classroom.

High School: Class sizes range from 5 to 25 depending on the course. Lower division classes tend to have more students while some specialized upper division courses can have very few students.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Additional language classes offered by the school

Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French

Use of technology in the classroom

- Smart Boards are in almost all classrooms.
- Touch devices such as iPods, iPads and Galaxy Tabs are used mainly by students in Grade 4 and below.
- Laptop carts are used mainly by students in Grade 3 and Grade 4.
- Each of the school's divisions has at least one computer lab.
- Audio and video equipment is available in each of the school's divisions.
- High speed wired and wireless internet is available throughout SFS.
- Cloud printers which can print, copy and scan are available throughout SFS.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Elementary School: The amount of time any student spends on homework assignments normally should not exceed 30 minutes per night for Grades 1-2 and 60minutes per night for Grades 3-5.

Middle School: Normally, sixth graders are assigned an average of about 90 minutes of homework daily; seventh and eighth graders about two hours. However, the amount of time a child spends each night will depend on his or her academic background, study skills, maturity level, and organizational skills.

High School: Normally, about 3 to 4 hours of homework per day should be expected; however, during exam times, more time may be necessary.

Uniform required

Students must adhere to a standardized dress code.

External examinations or assessments available


School bus service available


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Fun and arts, ceramic craft, Hanji art, chess, Japanese club, computer programming, robot science, ballet, yoga/pilates, k-pop dance, Broadway hits, Disney songs, volleyball, table tennis, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, Taekwondo, fitness, tennis, fencing, cheer club, water confidence, self defense, Kendo, mixed martial arts, tennis, badminton, gymnastics, 3D printing, cricket.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, soccer field, gym, swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Seoul Foreign School is a Pre K-12 IB World School, founded in 1912. It is widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. It offers an unrivalled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating the leaders of the future. It is a non-profit school where 100% of your tuition directly impacts student learning.

Teaching approach of the school

Seoul Foreign School, centered in Christ, inspires educational excellence and promotes Christian values, personal integrity and responsible global citizenship through a dynamic international experience.

The Elementary and Middle Schools follow a US-style curriculum. In the High School Gr. 9-10 students may choose to take the IGCSE Program and for Gr. 11-12 SFS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.

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