Middle School

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When you first come to the Middle School, at the top of the stairs is the Middle School office and is at the center of all that is happening in the Middle School. We are eager to respond to your questions or concerns or help in any way we can.

Middle School Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Woo, has been with us since the Middle School began in 1988. She keeps the Middle School running smoothly. If there is anything you need to know about Seoul Foreign School, she is the one to ask. Students quickly learn that Mrs. Woo is their advocate and helper. Parents know that they contact Mrs. Woo anytime from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM if they need to contact their child, a teacher, the Counselor, or the Principal.

Middle School Office Assistant, Ms. Lee also works with the MS office team. Ms. Lee assists Mrs. Woo-with any and all tasks that need to be done-answering the phone, distributing mail, and many other jobs that make things happen on time and in an orderly manner. Ms. Lee can be found at her desk from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM everyday.

Middle School Counselor, Mr. Dale Swanson has his office across from the MS faculty room, just a few steps away from the MS office. Mr. Swanson has served as a counselor for many years, and is the person students should see if they have questions about their schedule or have a problem situation to discuss. Parents, you can contact Mr. Swanson if you have questions about anything connected to your child's program or well-being. Mr. Swanson is often involved in advisory classes for students, parenting workshops, and handles all the details with transcripts and applications for other schools.

Assistant Principal, Mrs. Anne Gardon has worked at SFS for over 16 years as an ELL teacher, a counselor, and as an assistant principal in the Elementary School. Ms. Gardon works collaboratively with the other members of the office team and teachers on instructional coaching, student discipline issues, master scheduling, and numerous other tasks. In the principal's absence, she serves as 'Acting Principal'. In her role as the Assistant Principal, Ms. Gardon is dedicated to supporting all members of the Middle School community: students, parents, teachers, and the office team.

Middle School Principal, Mr. Justin Smith is in his second year at SFS. He is entering his 19th year in education and 12th year as an administrator. His broad base of experience in all school levels-- elementary, middle, and high school -- serves the students well. He has spent 9 years of his career working with middle school students, so he understands the unique needs of this age group and the transitions that students make from elementary to middle school and then from middle school to high school. Mr. Smith is the instructional leader of the middle school and the person to contact if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s program.

Middle School Digital Literacy Coach, Mr. Nathan Walker has served as a 6th Grade Humanities teacher before taking on his current educational technology support role. Mr. Walker assists teachers and students in their efforts to improve learning with technology. He is also available to assist parents when they have difficulties accessing the various online communication tools used by the middle school.

MS Office

MS Principal: Justin Smith

MS Assistant Principal: Anne Gardon

MS Counselor: Dale Swanson

Admin Assistant: Hye Sun Woo

Office Assistant: Jina Lee


Phone: 82-2-330-3241

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39 Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-Gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 03723

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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. 


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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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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