What Sets Us Apart
Kwangju Foreign School is the only WASC accredited PK-12 school in all of Jeolla-do, South Korea. Kwangju Foreign School is proud to have qualified instructors from Kindergarten through to Grade 12 who are passionate about your child’s education and will work beyond the classroom in order for your child to succeed. Our school has a high teacher-student ratio so your child will receive the personal attention and care of our educators.
Kwangju Foreign School offers a unique opportunity for students to learn beyond the classroom. Our school has the flexibility to go beyond our classroom and explore our city, country and world. At KFS, we provide real world education and not just classroom learning to help prepare students for a global work environment in the 21st century.
Furthermore, Kwangju Foreign School strives to create a stimulating, safe and caring learning environment for all our students and our staff. We look forward to having your family join our community here at KFS! Keep that Cougar pride alive!
We’re proud to support our students in getting into the college of their choice. Our extensive list of college acceptances is impressive!
Brigham Young University
Bowling Green State University
California College of Art
Colorado State University
Columbus College of Art and Design
Emory and Henry College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
George Washington University
Georgia Southwestern State
LDS Business College
Manhattan School of Music
New York University
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Arizona State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Sonoma State University
Southern Virginia University
St. Louis University
State University of Illinois
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California
University of Colorado
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of Pittsburgh
University of San Francisco
University of Texas
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Victoria
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Waterloo
Utah State University
West Virginia University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
University of Cincinnati
Savannah College of Art and Design
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How to Apply to Kwangju Foreign School
The Admission Process at Kwangju Foreign School
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 for 1095 days or holds 6 semester report cards from school outside of Korea.
※ Regarding Korean nationals recruitment of them only up to the level of 30% of the class capacity. (Provided however that such shall only apply to student annually accepted after February 2009 to the lowest grade level.)
Follow These Steps:
Step 1: Visit our School.
Please take time to visit the school to meet with the administration, take a school tour, and determine if KFS is the right school for your family’s needs. Please contact the school and setup an appointment for a personal tour of the school, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.
If a personal visit to school is not possible, you may begin with step 2.
Step 2: Complete Application Documents
Please email KFS (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an electronic version of our application. Use the links below to print copies of any documentation you need to submit.
Assessment of Student Health
Medical History Form
Special Power of Attorney/Waiver
Statement of Understanding on Payment/Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Step 3: Submit Application to the School
Submit all application documents and required supplemental materials to the main office. They may be hand delivered, mailed, emailed to the school.
Kwangju Foreign School Admissions Office
106 Samsoro, Buk-Gu
Gwangju, South Korea
Step 4: Schedule Student Interview and Placement Test
After receiving application materials, the school will contact parents of the applicants to schedule a student interview and placement test. In addition to the interview, applicants are required to take a placement test to demonstrate English proficiency and determine student needs.
Step 5: Receive Admission Notification
After reviewing the application, conducting a student interview, and administering the placement test, parents of applicants will be notified of the admission decision. Please allow one week after the placement test has been administered for admission notification
Tuition and Fees
To download the most current schedule of tuition and fees at Kwangju Foreign School, please click here!
Kwangju Foreign School supports families with individualized financial aid packages. For more information on tuition rates, please contact the KFS School Office at :
Address 106 Samso-ro Buk-gu Gwangju Korea 61005
Applicants must have good academic records and possess positive work habits. Applicants with poor academic and/or disciplinary records may be denied admission.
Applicants with special needs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.