Namsan International Kindergarten

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your school hours?

Our Pre-Kindergarten 2, Pre-Kindergarten 3, Pre-Kindergarten 4, and Kindergarten programs are from 9am to 3pm.

Where are you located?

Please refer to the below map. If you are driving down the ramp with the Hyatt Hotel behind you, we are just past Namsan Towers Apartments.

 Namsan Campus Map

What are your grade/age levels?

Our Pre-Kindergarten 2 program is for children who will turn 2 years old by August 31, our Pre-Kindergarten 3 program is for children who will turn 3 years old by August 31, our Pre-Kindergarten 4 program is for children who will turn 4 years old by August 31, and our Kindergarten program is for children who will turn 5 years old by August 31 of the entering school year. 

What are your class sizes?

Our maximum class size is 12 children with 1 teacher and 2 teaching assistants in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 class, 14 children with a teacher and a teaching assistant in our Pre-Kindergarten 3 class, 16 children with a teacher and a teaching assistant in our Pre-Kindergarten 4 class, and 16 children with a teacher and a teaching assistant in our Kindergarten class.

What curriculum do you follow?

We use an international, inquiry-based curricular framework supported by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).  We are an  authorized IB-PYP School.  

Do you offer bus services?

We offer a door-to-door shuttle service within a 30-minute radius from our school.

Do you offer after-school activities?

We offer ballet, physical education, and Taekwondo classes.

Do you offer a lunch/snack program?

We offer a hot lunch program (monthly payment plan), but ask that parents pack a nutritious snack each day.

What is your tuition and fees?

For detailed tuition & fees information, please click here

Do you have a dress code?

We do not require uniforms.

What are your beginning and ending dates?

Typically, the first day of school is sometime in mid-August and the last day of school is sometime in early June. For the 2016-2017 school year, the first day of school is August 16, 2015 (with August 15 being New Student Orientation Day), and the last day of school is June 2, 2017.

Do you follow the same academic calendar as SFS?

We follow the SFS academic calendar which you can find here.

What school supplies do I need to provide?

A sturdy backpack, a re-usable snack/lunch tote, a re-usable water bottle, and a change of outfit including underwear, socks, and shoes are required.

Where do your teachers come from?

Our teachers are from the United States, England, and Australia. They are seasoned teachers who have taught in other international schools around the world and are experts at working with a diverse, international learning community.

Are parents involved in school activities?

We most certainly welcome and count on parent involvement and support during special events, field trips, parent workshops, and classroom visitation days.

When is your Open House?

We typically host two Open Houses per year (one in the fall and another in the spring), but personal visits/tours are encouraged any time during the year. 

SEOUL FOREIGN SCHOOL
39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-Gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03723
82-2-330-3100

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Welcome to Seoul Foreign School, a K-12 IB World School, founded in 1912. We are widely regarded as the leading international school in Seoul. We are a non-profit school where 100% of your tuition directly impacts student learning. Of the international schools in Seoul, we offer an unrivaled 100-year+ legacy of educational excellence, international diversity and commitment to educating the leaders of the future.

About SFS

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

Admissions

We welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you a firsthand look at our campus. Contact us by email or by telephone to make an appointment. We understand a visit is not always possible. The entire admissions team is ready to help you in any way we can. 

Academics

The Elementary and Middle Schools follow a US-style curriculum. The British division follows the National Curriculum of England. In the High School Gr. 9-10 students may choose to take the IGCSE Program and for Gr. 11-12 we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Namsan Int'l Kindergarten is a PYP candidate school.

Athletics

SFS athletes develop character, responsibility, dedication, commitment, teamwork, leadership, and experience applicable in all areas of life.  While our teams enjoy winning results in competitive conferences, we measure success well beyond the win-loss column.

Fine Arts

Seoul Foreign School enjoys a long history of rich curricular and co-curricular performing and visual arts programs.  Over 90% of our students are involved in the arts each year and are showcased in our visual arts displays and over 40 annual public performances put on by our music and drama departments.  

Student Life

At SFS we care about the development of each individual student academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. There are many choices for participation at SFS. We encourage students to not try to do them all, but to choose wisely. 

Alumni

With a history of over one hundred years, SFS has provided education for extraordinary Alumni. Today, more Alumni are becoming a part of our parent community. Having ‘Legacy’ students at SFS is a compelling testament to our tradition of excellence.

Giving

The Annual Fund provides additional resources to help continue the tradition of excellence at SFS. Your support provides many needs throughout the school, further enhancing our academic and extracurricular programs – setting us apart from other international schools in the world.

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