Discovery Week

Discovery Week’s mission is to provide SFS HS students with an excellent experiential education opportunity to further SFS’s Mission statement of promoting Christian values, personal integrity, and responsible world citizenship. To this end, DW courses will provide students with an experience from at least one of the following educational elements: service, historical/cultural enrichment, physical challenge/skill acquisition, academic enrichment.

Discovery Week is a required curricular program sponsored by Seoul Foreign School.  It is a regular school week in that the program has educational objectives, but it is different in that courses are offered in a format which most often does not resemble traditional classroom instruction.

The offerings are rich and varied and may be conducted on the SFS campus, in Seoul, in Korea, or overseas.  Along with other SFHS students, our hope is that students will be exposed to people, places, and ideas with which they do not ordinarily come in contact.  The courses meeting the DW mission above are designed each year by faculty sponsors and approved by the high school administration.

Students in all courses will contribute to the Reflections booklet that is published after Discovery Week.  Students who have a record of misconduct and/or are on academic warning or academic probation may be ineligible to participate in Discovery Week courses that travel overseas.  In addition, students whose tuition is not paid will not be eligible to participate on an overseas course.

Each student is required to make four (4) different choices, after a discussion with their parents. The course selections are not in any order of preference and will be considered equally when sorting course groupings. Students will be asked to designate a first choice; however this designation comes with no guarantees. The designation may be used in course selection sorting but will be used for improving programming options going forward.

During the selection process, each student and parent sign a Discovery Week declaration binding the parent to fulfill certain financial obligations and the student to abide by certain behavioral standards while participating in the Discovery Week course.  Both parent and student contracts are considered binding and parents are required to pay for Discovery Week expenses while students must follow the rules.  Family Leave is not allowed during Discovery Week. Any exception to the parent contract (granted only under the most unusual and unavoidable circumstances) must be approved by the principal.

 

View here some reflections from past Discovery Week Experiences:

                 

Discovery Week Oman Trip 2013 Student Created Music Video

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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