Elementary School Library

Library HoursMonday to Thursday
Friday
7:45AM - 4:00PM
7:45AM - 3:30PM
Library Media Specialist:

Kathy Kersting
82-2-330-3100 ext. 11280

ES Library Policies & Expectations
ES Library Message to Parents

Welcome!

The Elementary School Library would like to welcome your children to Seoul Foreign School! Our mission is to create a community of life-long learners who effectively use information and find enjoyment in the printed word. We are equipped with over 22,000 materials including books, magazines, and DVDs, as well as multiple online subscriptions and resources. You can be assured that it is an exciting, high quality library for your children by any educational standard of the world.

The Follett Destiny online library catalog and its Destiny Quest interface is a user friendly web based program which permits easy access at school and at home. Destiny also connects the user to the other Seoul Foreign School division libraries.

Fun and Enriching Events

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

The Elementary School Library hosts several events throughout the school year. Through these events the library hopes to enhance the love for reading and literature in the growing minds of young students all year long.

  • Summer Reading Program
  • Book Fairs
  • Morning Calm Medal - Book Award Program
  • Author/Illustrator Visits
  • Library Week Celebration
Author Visit – This year we are excited to host award winning folktale author, Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald. From her website, "Margaret Read MacDonald breathes life into traditional folktales, sharing them in exciting performances, using them to enable beginning storytellers, and publishing them in picture books and folktale collections."

Subscription Databases

  • BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr./BrainPOP ESL
  • CultureGrams
  • EBSCOhost
  • OverDrive
  • Scholastic BookFLIX
  • SIRS Discoverer
  • TeachingBooks
  • TumbleBookLibrary
  • TumbleBookCloud Junior
  • World Book Encyclopedia

Periodicals

  • American Girl
  • Boys’ Life
  • Discovery Girls
  • Faces
  • Kids Discover
  • Muse
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Pockets
  • Ranger Rick
  • Sports Illustrated Kids
  • Stone Soup
  • Zamoof
  • Zoobooks



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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