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Welcome to BFS, the International American School in Busan!

Welcome to Busan Foreign School – an international school with a big heart, nestled in the vibrant city of Busan, South Korea. As the premier American international school in Busan, we pride ourselves on providing a nurturing and close-knit community where lifelong learners thrive. Our academic program fosters the development of social, emotional, and academic skills, guided by our core SHARK values: Socially Conscious, Hardworking, Active Communicator, Respectful, and Keep Learning. With nearly 30 years of experience, we are the only international American school in Busan dedicated to preparing students for global university success.

Our SHARK Values

  • Develop empathy and awareness for being inclusive of different opinions and experiences
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation of various cultures
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well in individual and group settings
  • Demonstrate ethical social and academic behaviors
  • Formulate and pursue goals as lifelong learners
  • Value every life situation as a learning experience and embrace failure as a learning opportunity
  • Practice healthy personal, lifelong behaviors
  • Develop persistence and diligence to achieve quality work with integrity
  • Communicate clearly and authentically in English
  • Develop confidence to actively communicate and share ideas
  • Listen and respond constructively when collaborating with others
  • Recognize unfairness and injustice and advocate for self and others
  • Engage and inspire positivity in peers
  • Become responsible citizens with an understanding of respect and diversity
  • Care for the safety and welfare of self and others
  • Develop awareness and recognize a responsibility to stand up to exclusion, prejudice, bias, and injustice.
  • Exhibit self-motivation and self-discipline and accept individual and group responsibility.
  • Make an effort for individual progress
  • Be adaptable and apply one’s experiences
  • Develop creatively, artistically, and athletically
  • Develop critical thinking skills and the ability to logically reason
  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and apply learning to a variety of different contexts
  • Develop and apply problem-solving strategies to real-life situations
  • Be innovative by developing creative solutions
  • BFS Sharks apply knowledge and demonstrate understanding

99.8%

ATTEND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

20+

NATIONALITIES

7:1

STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

97%

STUDENTS SCORED 3 OR HIGHER ON AP EXAMS

BFS Graduates

Why BFS

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As the 2023-24 school year comes to a close, we want to thank our community for an eventful year full of learning, growth, welcomed changes, and lifelong memories. We hope you all have a relaxing and blissful summer. We look forward to returning in August with a variety of improvements to improve the Shark experience. Take care, BFS! ☀️🦈 #summerbreak #bfs #busanforeignschool

As the 2023-24 school year comes to a close, we want to thank our community for an eventful year full of learning, growth, welcomed changes, and lifelong memories. We hope you all have a relaxing and blissful summer. We look forward to returning in August with a variety of improvements to improve the Shark experience. Take care, BFS! ☀️🦈 #summerbreak #bfs #busanforeignschool ...

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