Quick Overview


Outstanding faculty, small class size, and a rigorous curriculum prepare Korea Foreign School students for success in any quality high school and beyond. KFS offers Elementary through Middle School students a modern education with high academic standards that foster an appreciation and awareness of the world around them.

Accredited by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE)Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Korea Foreign School is an affiliated member of the East Asia Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS) and Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Korea Foreign School is currently a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)* and the Middle Years Programme (MYP)*, and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

Korea Foreign School teaches students a broad and balanced curriculum, which has three basic elements: content, skills, and assessment. KFS adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the National Standards for Social Studies, which all call for higher-level thinking in our core content areas. KFS teaches subjects: English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Korean, Spanish, Design, and  Technology.

All students at KFS take the NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test three times a year in September, February, and May.

Whether you are a prospective student, a parent moving your family to Seoul, or a visitor wishing to learn more about our school, we invite you to take this Quick Tour to discover the wealth of opportunities available to students at Korea Foreign School.

*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.