Foreign schools
schools image 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 School
Location: 707, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu
Tel: 02-798-2195 (English, Korean) Fax: 02-798-6171, URL:
Grades: Kindergarten (30 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
Korean schools
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).