Korea Foreign School is the non-profit private day-school. Located in Seoul, South Korea, Korea Foreign School opened its doors to students in September 2007. KFS is a non-denominational school which proudly represents students from more than 20 different countries. Its multicultural atmosphere is both warm and friendly.
Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) jointly Accredited Korea Foreign School is an affiliated member the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the East Asia Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS), and the Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS).
Korea Foreign School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)* and Middle Years Programme (MYP)*. PYP stands for Primary Years Programme. KFS is pursuing authorization as an IB PYP and MYP World School. PYP and MYP are fully inclusive programmes where all students participate in the IB curricula.
For a student to be an effective global citizen, he/she must be able to logically interpret and utilize the intersection between people and community as a guide in decision making.
In addition to the basic academic program, students will participate in both local and extended field trips. Students will have opportunities to perform music and drama and to display artwork.
The school year consists of 180 teaching days and extends from the middle of August to the middle of June, with holidays in December/January, April and June/July. Additionally, the school observes Korean national holidays. Grades 1 to 10 start at 8:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. Extra-Curricular Activities are provided from 3:05 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Maximum class sizes are targeted at 16 students. Hot lunches are available for the students – these are paid for separately by the parents.
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org