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Busan Foreign School

Busan Foreign School

45, Daecheon-ro 67 beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48084, Republic of Korea

+82 (0)51 747 7199



Busan Foreign School
School type Co-educational Day
Upper School Principal Mr. Carl Brenneman
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 252
Curriculum USA, AP, SAT
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations EARCOS

Busan Foreign School opened its doors to the Busan community and its surrounding areas in October of 1996. With only two students originally, it has since expanded to encompass early childhood to twelfth grade, currently educating over 250 students from 17 different nations. In addition to the increase in enrollment, the curriculum has developed into a highly rigorous American standards-based program that offers students a wide variety of courses and activities. As a foreign school, the majority of our students are U.S. passport holders.

Busan Foreign School stands out as the premier English-speaking school in Busan. BFS has been graduating high school seniors for over fifteen years and sending them abroad to some of the world's most prestigious universities and colleges. The graduating class of 2023 gained acceptance to over 39 colleges and universities - many of which were ranked among the top 50 universities in the U.S. BFS is fully accredited from Kindergarten to Grade 12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Other school affiliations include the East Asia Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Ministry of Education, the Republic of Korea (certification), the Korean Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS), the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM), European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea (EUCCK), National Honor Society (NHS), the National Association of Student Councils, the Southern Korean Athletic Conference (SKAC), and Korean International Schools Activities Conference (KISAC).

Busan Foreign School offers all classes for students across age levels. We have a full-day Early Childhood program for three and four-year-olds. We offer fully inclusive elementary classes in grades Kindergarten to Grade 5. In addition for middle and high school students, the school provides a variety of electives and core courses such as AP Literature, AP Calculus, Physical Education/Health, Studio Art, Maker Space, Korean, Spanish, English Language Learner (ELL) centers, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Global Issues/MUN, Business and Personal Finance, Band, Music History, and Choir.

Our SHARK schoolwide learner outcomes (SLOs) to become Socially Conscious, Hardworking, Active Communicators, Respectful, and Keep Learning drive all that we do.