Curriculum Overview

Kwangju Foreign School uses the Common Core and NextGen standards to guide our instruction. To see more details, please choose the grade level below.

Our Mission Statement

Kwangju Foreign School stands on the pillars of character and knowledge. We build well-rounded thinkers and problem solvers with a life-long love of learning. Supporting academic and personal needs, KFS strives for students to be effective communicators who can work individually and collaboratively. While strengthening Korean cultural ties and an understanding of their own identity, KFS strives to create active community members who will succeed in an increasingly globalized society.

School-wide Learner Outcomes

Students are responsible, globally conscious citizens.

  1. Students have respect for themselves and others, and exhibit honesty and integrity in their interactions with others.
  2. Students exhibit a positive work ethic through effort and diligence.
  3. Students accept responsibility for themselves in their interactions with diverse communities and the Earth.
  4. Students adapt to and appreciate diverse cultures while maintaining their own cultural identity.
  5. Students make responsible decisions in their interactions with the environment.

Students are critical thinkers and problem solvers.

  1. Students ask questions that challenge the validity of acquired knowledge and accepted beliefs or practices.
  2. Students analyze situations and challenges and use prior knowledge to solve problems.
  3. Students are self-aware learners and can use their strengths and acknowledge their weaknesses for maximum personal achievement.
  4. Students actively develop skills and habits that will promote academic and vocational success.
  5. Students engage with learning to develop a love for knowledge that will encourage the pursuit of life-long learning.

Students can collaborate and communicate effectively.

  1. Students can work in diverse teams to reach a common goal by employing skills such as time management, flexibility, problem solving, and compromise.
  2. Students collaborate to assign / delegate roles and responsibilities within a group.
  3. Students effectively communicate ideas to a variety of audiences through writing, speaking, technology and the arts.
  4. Students demonstrate listening skills in both small and large group settings.

Students can collaborate and communicate effectively.

  1. Students can work in diverse teams to reach a common goal by employing skills such as time management, flexibility, problem solving, and compromise.
  2. Students collaborate to assign / delegate roles and responsibilities within a group.
  3. Students effectively communicate ideas to a variety of audiences through writing, speaking, technology and the arts.
  4. Students demonstrate listening skills in both small and large group settings.

Students can use technology to gather information and solve problems.

  1. Students access and explore current, up-to-date information using digital technology tools.
  2. Students cultivate the necessary technology skills to be competitive in the global market and realize their ambitions.
  3. Students exhibit authentic and innovative problem solving skills through multimedia tools.
  4. Students construct hands-on projects in order to demonstrate their mastery of diverse, multi-disciplinary learning objectives.
  5. Students demonstrate digital citizenship by showing an understanding of, and consistently adhering to, guidelines on internet safety, privacy and security, online relationships, communication and cyber bullying. They will also demonstrate an understanding of their digital footprint, reputation, self image, and identity. Finally students will demonstrate knowledge of information literacy, creative credit and copyright.
  6. Students manipulate and employ a variety of technologies to foster a better understanding of curriculum objectives across diverse subject areas.

DMZ Trip

One of Kwangju Foreign School’s philosophical foundations is learning beyond the classroom. In April of 2019, Kwangju Foreign School’s middle school embarked on a trip that few have had the opportunity to experience. We ventured our way north to Seoul to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) for a rare peak into North Korea. But our journey was not only the DMZ. During our two days in Seoul, we experienced delicious American and Mexican cuisine. As well, we visited the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul to experience some of Korea’s most historical moments. It was a great experience for both teachers and students!