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International Schools

Foreign children are legally allowed to enroll in Korean schools. Most foreign parents, however, enroll their children in international schools.

Yongsan International School of Seoul

  • Location: 285, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-797-5104, Fax 02-797-5224
  • Years: From kindergarten to high school; school bus operated

Global Christian Foreign School

  • Location: 115-3, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-797-0234
  • Years: From kindergarten to high school; school bus operated

German School Seoul International

  • Eligibility: Foreign national, foreign passport, with at least one of the parents holding a foreign passport. The child must speak fluent German.
  • Location: 123-6, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-792-0797
  • Years: From kindergarten to middle school; school bus operated

Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten

  • Location: 90, Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-798-2195 (English, Korean), Fax: 02-798-6171
  • Years: kindergarten (30 months ? Age 6); school bus operated

Seoul Foreign School (SFS)

  • Eligibility: At least one of the parents must hold a foreign passport. Interview and English proficiency test required.
  • Location: 39, Yeonhui-ro 22-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-330-3100, Fax: 02-335-1857,
  • Years: English kindergarten/elementary school, middle school, high school; school bus operated

Overseas Chinese Primary School

  • Location: 35, Myeongdong 2-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-776-1688 (Chinese, Korean), Fax: 02-776-3728
  • Years: Kindergarten to sixth grade; school bus operated

Seoul Overseas Chinese Middle and High School

  • Location: 176, Yeonhui-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-334-7217, Fax: 02-325-0664
  • Years: Middle school and high school

Japanese School in Seoul

  • Location: 11, World Cup buk-ro 62-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Tel: 02-572-7011
  • Years: Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school
  • School bus: Operated
  • Provides a learning program for children with disabilities

Korean schools

The child’s Alien Registration Card must be submitted to enroll a child in a Korean school. For middle and high schools, an application must be submitted to the competent office of education. The child’s grade is decided by the office of education in consideration of the student’s ability.

A high level of Korean language skill is required. Foreigners residing in Yongsan who wish to send their child to a Korean school should contact the Seoul Jungbu District Office of Education (Inquiries - middle school: 02-708-6533/ high school: 02-399-9366).