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The Kwangju Foreign School Story

What sets us apart from other schools

WASC Accedited

Kwangju Foreign School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. What this means for our students is that they are accepted at universities all over the world. This includes universities in America, Canada, IK, and Australia, just to name a few places.

Common Core

At Kwangju Foreign School we use the Common Core Standards in ensure our students get curriculum that is rigorous and relevant to 21st Century learners. Our Science Department also uses the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to help our students get the skills they need to be successful in todays world.


Kwangju Foreign School strives to make all students 21st Century learners. At KFS we use 21st Century resources like HMH Journeys program, HMH Science Fusion Program, and IXL, just to name a few. All 1-12 grade students are required to have a computing device.

School life is important here at KFS

Click to see important activities that Kwangju Foreign School values


Opensis is another part of the KFS Story. Opensis is our student information center. It allows parents and students access to grades, assignments, or communicate with teachers. You need a username and password to get in, as it is a secure program.


Moodle is an important part of the KFS Story. Moodle is one of our digital learning platforms used in almost every classroom

What’s for Lunch

Lunch is an important part of the KFS Story. Most of the food is prepared fresh by our wonderful cooks! Good nutrition is an important part of the KFS Story

KFS Students of the Month

Recognizing students hard work is an important part of the KFS Story. See this months Student of the Month.

Official School Calendar

Keeping parents and students informed about what is going on is another important part of the KFS Story. Our Google calendar sends our notifications to all parents who would like to receive them about upcoming school events!

Field Trips are part of our story

At KFS our goal is to have 1 field trip each quarter. field trips give students real life experience about the things they learn in class, and is an important part of the Kwangju Foreign School Story.

Performing Arts

At KFS we believe that students need the opportunity to build self confidence. All grade 5-8 KFS students are in either Drama (5-7) or Performing Arts (8 & High School). This experience makes them more competitive in the real world, and puts them at an advantage over those who have never had the experience.

Physical education is part of the Kwangju Foreign School Story

At KFS we believe there is more to being a 21st Century learner than just core subjects. Physical Education is an integral part of being a 21st Century learner. Physical Education is an important part of the Kwangju Foreign School Story.

May 2018. Moving to Gwangju in December 2017 was a life changing decision for our family. One of the biggest concerns of ours, was if we could find a good school for the children to attend. KFS was recommended to us and after visiting the school, we felt assured that the change in lifestyle would be good for both children and parents. At KFS we have been welcomed in a very familiar way, our children feeling at home right away. Both teachers and school management have made the transition to South Korea smooth and easy. Our children in 4th and 6th grade have picked up English language very quickly, and have in a very short time increased the vocabulary significantly. We thank the teachers for their enthusiasm and good teaching methods, which has lifted our children to educational levels, higher than usual. Besides being a good school we also see and feel how the students, parents and school staff work together as a big family. We see our children leave for school in the morning, with a happy smile on their face, and they return happy in the afternoon as well, having had wonderful day at school. That is what matters the most to us as parents. We highly recommend KFS and have no doubt in our mind, that the time our children attend KFS, will help them in the years to come. Best regards, Mrs and Mr. Storm Jensen.

We highly recommend KFS and have no doubt in our mind, that the time our children attend KFS, will help them in the years to come.

At KFS, we strive to help our students be successful not only in the classroom, but outside as well

Come Join the KFS Story

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At Kwangju Foreign School

Incredibly flexible

We work hard with each family to help better meet their needs

Rigorous Curriculum

Since we are fully accredited, you know that our curriculum meets world standards or above!

Technology for the 21st Century

Technology is integrated into our curriculum, ensuring your student has the technology skills they need.

Universities that have visited KFS

Universities that actively recruit KFS students

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KFS Staff

To contact any of our staff Phone: (+82)062-575-0900 By Email: Secretary@kwangjufs.org

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How to apply to Kwangju Foreign School

To apply to Kwangju Foreign School you must: Candidates for admission to KFS must meet at least one of the following categories as set forth by the Korean Ministry of Education. – A student having parents (One or Both) holding a non-korean passport. – Korean citizen (including dual passport holder) have lived outside of Korea […]