Seoul Foreign School / British Curriculum International School in Seoul

A K-12 IB school founded in 1912. Seoul Foreign School is the 7th oldest International school in the world and the first school to offer the IB Diploma and IGCSE. 39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul.

Seoul Foreign British School

Seoul Foreign British School (SFBS) has been serving the international community for over 30 years. SFBS has built a reputation as one of the premier schools in Seoul. As a division of Seoul Foreign School, which was established in 1912, it offers a distinctly ‘British’ option to the curriculum available at the Seoul Foreign School, Yonhi-Dong campus.

Seoul Foreign British School (SFBS) offers the highly regarded, UK’s English National Curriculum (ENC) from Reception - Year 9. The ENC is a comprehensive and well-established curriculum (since 1988), which provides the rigor and assessment-based structure suitable for international students. Following the structure of the English education system, SFBS is divided up into a number of Key Stages. Key Stage 1 covers Reception (the academic year in which the child will turn five years old), Year 1 and Year 2; Key Stage 2 is Years 3 to 6, while Key Stage 3 is Years 7 to 9. Students who complete Year 9 at SFBS transition seamlessly into the Seoul Foreign High School division where the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum provides the ideal platform prior to further study in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Dip) subjects.

At SFBS there is an environment that emphasizes quality, motivation and enthusiasm; expectations and outcomes of the students are high and not just academically. The creative and physical development of students are part of the holistic approach to learning at SFBS– Art, Drama, Design Technology (DT), Physical Education (PE) and Music are as much a part of student life as the core subjects of Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Because students need to be aware of their place in the world about them, the curriculum includes Christian-based, comparative Religious Education (RE), Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE – relationships with others), Citizenship, and Modern Foreign Languages (including Mandarin, French, Korean and Spanish), which are offered at various levels. In addition, Geography and History schemes of work have been adapted to reflect the international nature of the students and the host nation, Korea.

As well as swimming, Seoul Foreign British School’s extensive facilities enable the school to offer a range of sports, both within the curriculum and in an extensive after-school activities’ program. SFBS students represent their school in music and various sports in regional competitions within FOBISSEA (The Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia). In the performing arts, students participate in drama and music productions in state of the art theatre facilities, that reflect the commitment, dedication and sheer enjoyment that the students bring to such events.

Seoul Foreign British School embraces its international diversity. With an enrolment representing more than 40 nationalities, it provides a truly international learning environment. SFBS students are highly motivated, talented and diverse. 


School Bus Service

The school owned buses bring students to school from across Seoul.  Access to public transport is also conveniently nearby the campus.


School hours are 8am-3pm. Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities operate prior to, and after the normal school operating hours.


For a complete listing of public transport options, including directions in both English and Korean for taxis, please visit our website.

Contact information:


email: [email protected] 

Tel: 02 330 3100


39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil,


Seoul, 120-823

Republic of Korea