Foreign schools
There is no restriction for foreigners in sending their children to Korean schools. However, most foreign parents send their children to foreign schools.
In Korea, there are many private foreign schools from primary to high school levels.
Yongsan International School of Seoul
  • Location: San 10-213, Hannam 2-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Telephone: 02-797-5104 Fax 02-797-5224
  • Grades: kindergarten-high school, school bus available
Montessori School (learning center for small children)
  • Eligibility: passport and Certificate of Alien Registration one of the parents has to be a holder of foreign citizenship
  • Location: 6-4, Itaewon 2-dong, Yongsan-gu (Telephone: 02-795-8418)
  • Age: 30 months-6 years old
  • School bus: Hannam-dong, Itaewon, UN Village, Ichon, Yeoksam, Seongbuk, Bangbae, Banpo, Gangnam
Seoul American Elementary School
  • Eligibility: Priority is given to military and government employees’ children
  • Location: Yongsan Army Base, SAES, Unit 15549, APO AP 96205
  • Tel: 02-7916-4613 Fax: 02-7916-4606; School bus available in army base
  • Grade levels: Kindergarten (5 years) to Elementary school
Seoul American High School
  • Eligibility: Priority is given to military and government employees’ children.
  • Location: Yongsan Army Base, DPDDS Pacific Korea, APO AP 96205
  • Tel: 02-797-3666, school bus available, grade levels: 9th-12th(ROTC Program)
Global Christian School
  • Location: Yongsan-gu Hannam-dong 4-22
  • Tel: 02-797-0234
  • Grades: Kindergarten-high school, school bus available
Seoul German School
  • Eligibility: Foreign nationality, foreign passport, one of the parents has to be a holder of foreign passport. Students should be fluent in German
  • Location: 4-13, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
  • Tel: 02-792-0797, school bus available (Seongbuk-dong, Pyeongchang-dong)
  • Grades: Kindergarten-middle school
Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten
  • Location: 90 Hannam Daero, Yongsan Ku, Seoul, 04418, Korea
  • Tel: 02-798-2195 (English, Korean) Fax: 02-798-6171,, URL:
  • Grades: Playschool ~ K2 (24 months-6 years old), school bus available
Seoul Foreign School (SFS)
  • Eligibility: at least one of the parents has to be a holder of foreign passport. Interview and English proficiency test
  • Location: 55, Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemungu
  • Tel: 02-330-3100, Fax: 02-335-1857, URL:
  • Grades: English Kindergarten/Primary, Middle, High School, school bus available
Chinese Elementary School
  • Location: 83-8, Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu
  • Tel: 02-776-3893 (Chinese, Korean) Fax: 02-776-3728
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6th grade; school bus available
Overseas Chinese High School, Seoul
  • Location: 89-1, Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu
  • Tel: 02-335-7027 Fax: 02-325-0664
  • Grades: middle school and high school
Japanese School in Seoul
  • Location: 153, Gaepo-dong, Gangnam-gu
  • Telephone: 02-572-7011
  • Grades: Kindergarten, elementary, middle school
  • School bus: available
  • Learning program for handicapped children available
  • URL:
Korean schools

To enroll child to Korean schools, the child's Certificate of Alien Registration has to be submitted. In the case of middle and high schools, application must be made to the districtoffice of education where the school is located. Grade is decided by the office in consideration of the student's level.

High proficiency in Korean is arequirement. Foreigners in Yongsan-gu who want to send their children to Korean schools have to contact Seobu District Office of Education. (Tel. middle school: 02-745-5895 / high school: 02-399-9366).