KFS History

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KFS History

Founded by Robert Holley, a well-known television personality and international attorney in Korea, Kwangju Foreign School has educated students for the past 10 years. As a kindergarten through grade twelve organization, Kwangju Foreign School offers a United States-based curriculum to foreign students residing in the Gwangju area.

Milestones in School History

1999-The school opened with just 13 elementary students.

2001-The student body adopted the “cougar” as a mascot.

2002-The school grew to more than 90 students with a full middle and high school program.

2003-The first KFS graduate was accepted into an American university.

2005-The school earned full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

2005-The school cofounded the Southern Korean Athletic Conference (SKAC) which now consists of 7 schools.

2005-The school expanded its performing arts program to include a choir and orchestra.

2006-The school earned its first SKAC championships in basketball and cross country.

2006-The school’s first Advanced Placement course was offered.

2008-The school earned it first SKAC championship in soccer.

2008-The school started a chapter of the National Honor Society.

2010-A graduate earned acceptance into an Ivy League University, Cornell University.

2012-The school moved to its new, purpose-built facility in Cheomdan.

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