International schools in Seoul

Seoul is home to a sizeable diplomatic community as well as a significant population of US Army personnel and their accompanying families. To meet the demands of educating their children, there is a wide range of international schools in Seoul. Because of the large US-expat community, a large number of these schools follow the American curriculum. However, there are also schools following British, French and German curricula, to name a few.

Expat parents should research and apply to international schools well in advance. Space is limited at these schools so competition for admission is fierce. International schools are also notoriously expensive creating a large expense expats need to figure into their cost of living. On a positive note, these schools usually have small classes which ensures children get individual attention. The standard of education is also typically high.

Below is a list of prominent international schools in Seoul.


International schools in Seoul

Asia Pacific International School 

Gender: Co-educational 
Curriculum: American 
Ages: 3 to 18 
Website: www.apis.seoul.kr

Dwight School Seoul

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.dwight.or.kr

ECLC International Kindergarten

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Primary Curriculum
Ages: 2 to 6
Website: www.eclcseoul.com

Kids of the Nations International School (KONIS)

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Montessori
Ages: 2 to 6
Website: www.koniskorea.com

The Korean Kent Foreign School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 5 to 18
Website: www.kkfs.org

The Korea International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.kis.or.kr

The Namsan International Kindergarten

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 6
Website: www.nikseoul.org

Yongsan International School of Seoul

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 5 to 18
Website: www.yisseoul.org