Top International IB school in Seoul Seoul Foreign School

One of the best international schools in Seoul. Established in 1912, SFS is the most experienced and first authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma School in Korea. Offers an international pre K-12 learning environment committed to academic excellence and educating the whole child. 55-1 Yeonhee-dong, Seodaemun-gu,  Seoul.

Seoul Foreign School 


As the premier choice of the international community in Seoul, Seoul Foreign School is highly regarded, and academically rigorous. Established in 1912, Seoul Foreign School (SFS) offers a Pre K-12 learning environment with a distinct Christian philosophy.

IB-PYP &MYP Candidate School

Building on the academic success of our IB Diploma Programme Since 1981, we are excited to announce that Seoul Foreign School’s application for candidacy for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) has been accepted. As of September 1, 2015 Seoul Foreign School will be recognized as an IB candidate school for the PYP and MYP. Our school is pursuing authorization to offer these two programmes. Once authorized, we will be joining over 4000 IB World schools worldwide and over 1200 schools in the United States. These are schools that share a common philosophy with SFS in their commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.


SFS is proud to be the most experienced IB Diploma school in Korea, and the 7th oldest international school in the world. The IB Learner Profile guides the curriculum, which is based on the best practices in inquiry-based learning and teaching from around the world.  SFS offers a certified and comprehensive curriculum including the IB Diploma, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and the UK’s English National Curriculum (ENC). SFS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS)

What Sets Us Apart

Seoul Foreign School has a unique and caring environment characterized by high expectations, genuine commitment, expert instruction and exceptional outcomes. This generously resourced and inspiring environment optimizes student learning and academic excellence.

Academic Excellence

SFS graduates attend excellent colleges and universities of their choice, including some of the most competitive and selective schools in the world. SFS graduates are leaders in the global community, experts in their fields, and serve their communities and nations through meaningful social contributions.

Educating the Whole Child

Seoul Foreign School is committed to the spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs of its students. Throughout the school, specialist professionals cater for the creative, and athletic domains of students. Focused on educating the whole child, the world-class facilities enable SFS to offer students with unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn and compete in various contexts. The campus includes state-of-the-art performance theatres, fine arts and music facilities, various athletics facilities including, soccer pitch, gymnasiums, swimming pool and tennis courts. SFS sports teams, music and theatre students participate in local and regional competitions including, APAC, FOBISSEA, and KAIAC. SFS also offers an extensive school wide extra-curricular program as well as a Saturday sports program.

International Diversity

Seoul Foreign School embraces its international diversity. With an enrolment of approximately 1500 students, representing more than 50 nationalities, it provides a truly international learning environment. SFS 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.

Contact information:


email: [email protected] 


39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil,


Seoul, 120-823

Republic of Korea

Tel (82 2) 330-3100

Fax (82 2) 335-1857