Welcome to Seoul Foreign Elementary School. We are delighted to welcome you into our international school community. Seoul Foreign School (SFS) is the premier international school in Seoul and has faithfully educated the international community for over 100 years. We began with 12 students in 1912 and have grown to over 1400 students in 2014. Our community today is comprised of families from over 50 countries. We celebrate our diversity and are proud of our heritage.
We offer a rigorous child-centered program based on the highest educational standards available. We are continually striving to maintain Seoul Foreign School’s status as a leading international school in the region. Our vision is to develop a global student who demonstrates personal integrity, embraces educational excellence, welcomes diversity and applies Christ-like attitudes in every day life. Our graduates are equipped to be the world leaders of tomorrow.
We have a dedicated and highly qualified faculty who seek to nurture and develop the 'whole child' by providing experiences that enhance a child’s cognitive, affective and spiritual domains. Our teachers are committed to creating the finest learning environment for all SFS students. You, as a parent, are your child’s first teacher. We, as a school, seek to provide the best educational program possible through - academic excellence, diversity and service. At SFS, our relationship with the parents is built on trust, communication and a shared focus on developing the whole child. We are continually seeking to strengthen this bond with you, so please know we are here to support your family at any time.
We invite you to visit our Academics page to see the dynamic curriculum we provide for our students. We have an inquiry-based curriculum to inspire creative and critical thinking. To help parents thoroughly understand our curriculum and how our students are taught, we host a number of curriculum workshops throughout the year. Our teachers have worked diligently to develop the finest international curriculum available for elementary school students, based on best practices from around the world. We feel parents’ understanding of what we do in the classroom is an integral part the home-school relationship, which ultimately supports your child’s educational journey.
We have purpose-built and state-of-the-art facilities to educate your child(ren). I invite you to come and tour the premises in person and/or volunteer to help with the many activities students are involved in while attending SFS! If your questions are not answered on these pages, please contact me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Damian is the Elementary Principal at Seoul Foreign School. He holds a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) and a Master of Educational Leadership. The National College of School Leadership in London awarded his principal certification. Damian is currently working towards completing his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). His wife Renata is a teacher and they have two children, Elliot is 9 and Helena is 5. The Prest family has called SFS home since 2006.
Damian hails from Wagga Wagga, Australia. Renata is originally from Nowy Sacz, Poland. Elliot was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Helena was born in Severance hospital here in Seoul, Korea.
Damian has spent the last 18 years studying, teaching and leading in International Schools around the world. This includes: United States, United Kingdom, Poland, United Arab Emirates and currently Korea. This provided Damian with a wealth of curriculum knowledge and experience. He embraces the diversity, educational excellence and the commitment to service that international education offers.
In his spare time Damian enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, IT gadgets, reading and sports.