Namsan International Kindergarten

An IB-PYP School inspired by Reggio Emilia

As an IB World School, NIK strives towards developing internationally minded young people who understand the importance of their role in caring for each other and the world. The school’s early year’s program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach which draws on a child’s natural curiosity to develop his/her creativity and personal capabilities within the curricular framework of the PYP.

NIK's inquiry-based program is based on the well-known belief that young children learn best when immersed in an environment of wonder, care, and exploration. Purposeful play-based experiences designed by our teachers provide learning opportunities for students to extend their existing ideas and develop new ways of understanding how the world works. These learning opportunities also aim to further develop social skills, communication skills, sensory skills, motor skills, and intercultural awareness. This is achieved through thoughtfully planned small group and individual learning activities.


The Curriculum

The PYP curricular framework aims to develop global students’ essential knowledge, language, skills, learner profiles, and attitudes while encouraging students to be reflective learners who apply their newly acquired knowledge to positive actions.

The PYP curricular framework is cohesively organized through integrated units of inquiry. These units are designed to be relevant, developmentally appropriate, meaningful, and engaging for the child.

Providing opportunities for students to engage and interact with members of the Korean community is an integral part of NIK’s curriculum. Field trips, in-school visits, and Korean arts and activities are incorporated throughout our program with the aim of connecting authentically with our host country’s amazing culture.


Pre-Kindergarten 2 (Pre-K2)

Full-day or partial-day program for children who will turn 2 years old by August 31 of the entering school year

  • 9:00AM to 1:00PM OR
  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Pre-Kindergarten 3 (Pre-K3)

Full-day program for children who will turn 3 years old by Auguar 31 of the entering school year

  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Pre-Kindergarten 4 (Pre-K4)

Full-day program for children who will turn 4 years old by August 31 of the entering school year

  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Kindergarten (K)

Full-day program for children who will turn 5 years old by Aug. 31 of the entering school year

  • 9:00AM to 3:00PM
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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