Busan Foreign School, fully certified by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), serves international families from Pre K-3 to 12th grade. We are a small school and strive to maintain a small school feel. Most class sizes range from 15-20 students, and our early childhood program has even smaller class sizes to ensure quality learning.
Over 95% of the teaching staff are either US or Canadian certified teachers, and all staff and administrators are trained in the most current research of best educational practices. The Common Core curriculum and other U.S. based national standards guide all classroom instruction. Staff members are required to professionally develop their skills. At the secondary level they apply their training in teaching rigorous AP courses in the Maths, Sciences, Humanities and Language Arts. At the elementary level, we have implemented the highly regarded and respected Singapore Math curriculum. School-wide we subscribe to the Readers' and Writers' Workshop model to hone English literacy skills.
Busan Foreign School strives to offer a balanced program of academics, athletics, and arts. We believe that both academic and nonacademic life are equally important and help to shape our students into model citizens of the world. BFS competes in the Southern Korea Athletic Conference (SKAC) with several other schools in the region in both sports and non-athletic annual events such as Model United Nations, a Spelling Bee, and an Arts Festival. Furthermore we encourage and support students to participate internationally in reputable competitions such as Yale-NUS model United Nations or the Scripps National Spelling Bee to name a few.
With a new building and grounds as of the fall of 2013 - including a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) tower - Busan Foreign School is committed to continuing its strong tradition of providing a nurturing, yet rigorous, academic experience for all learners. BFS is a member of ISS, KORCOS, EARCOS, NHS, NJHS, and the National Association of Student Councils.
Busan Foreign School, fully certified by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), serves international families from Pre K-3 to 12th grade. We are a small school and strive to maintain a sm...