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Another great year has come to an end

2017-2018 has been outstanding for BFS!  Athletically, artistically and academically we have accomplished more than ever before.  Our inclusive and welcoming community helped us all to grow as learners and leaders. As the end of the year approaches, we are…

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Anchor4Life

Today we gave away 28 leaving kits to students moving away from BFS. The A4L (Anchored4Life) team leaders passed them out and explained the kits to kids from grade K4-11. We will miss all of our friends departing and now…

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May 2018 ELC & ELE SOM

Congratulations to our respectful ELC & ELE Sharks! Akim (pk3) Kritika (k4) Janis Park (k5) Woorim Chang Kamea Jacobsen Mir (1st) Yuanqiang (1st) Tiffany (2nd) Rosalina (2nd) Silas (3rd) Kristina (3rd) Jonairis (3rd) Harry (4th) Alexander (4th) Rocky (5th) Chloe…

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Updates to 2018-19 school calendar

The 2018-19 SY calendar has been updated as follows: Parent Teacher conferences have been advanced of approximately three weeks and will now take place on: => October 11th (evening) and 12th (day), and => March 7th (evening) and 8th (day)…

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Jangsan Creek Stream Flow

Introduction The environmental science students took advantage of our school’s location next to the local creek and went on a trip to the Jangsan Creek in order to use it to expand our knowledge about environmental science. On this trip,…

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Prom Pictures

On May 18, 2017, student council hosted another huge event: Prom! The theme this year was A Spring Nights Dream, which matched well with the flock of fancy golden birds on the ceilings and arrangement of flowers at every table.…

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Family Fun Day

Balloons strewn about, music pumping, children laughing, teachers and parents vending, bartering, socializing and exploring, football on the field, the smell of barbecue floating in the air, pies flying, super bubbles, splashing water, artistic faces, roasting marshmallows on chopsticks over…

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Spring Break

Enjoy the break BFSers. Our main office will remain open from Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. We look forward to seeing you again on April 2nd.

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Literacy month

For the month of March, thousands of schools around the world celebrate literacy. Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. Here at Busan Foreign School, we stayed incredibly busy and active to celebrate these essential skills that…

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2018-19 SY Calendar published

Dear Parents, the first version of the 2018-19 School Calendar has been published and can be found on our website: https://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-2019-BFS-Academic-calendar.pdf Please note: The school calendar can be subject to change, in which case you will be notified. In case…

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Happy Winter Holidays

Dear Parents, With the holiday season approaching I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this amazing community.  Education is the promise of a better future.  Everyday, our faculty and students work together to fulfill this promise.  We are Socially…

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MS & HS SOQ Winners

Let's celebrate our MS & HS Students of the Quarter: Socially Conscious     Eunsaem   (8), Allison   (11), Mary   (12) ​Hardworking              Chloe   (6), Ejew   (10), Hidaya   (9) ​Articulate                     George (Ian) (7), Wontag   (11), Alex   (12) Respectful                    Markel  …

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Elementary Winter Concert

On Friday December 1st BFS elementary students performed at the annual Elementary Winter Concert for their families and friends. Students demonstrated their musicianship through a variety of vocal performances, instrumental pieces, movement improvisations, and dances. It was a memorable and…

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SOM – November

This month we celebrated "Respectful: be responsible for yourself and others" at the elementary student of the month assembly. We also looked into what respect looks like at recess. We are proud of the following students who particularly show respect…

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KORCOS 2017

This past weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to both present at and attend the 32nd Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS) International Education Conference at the stunning Chadwick International School (CIS) campus in Incheon.  In her opening remarks, the…

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MS&HS SKAC STEM FAIR

Yesterday 5 schools gathered with 50 science projects and 85 students for a science fair at BFS.  Students presented their projects 4-6 times individually to various members of a panel of 25 judges made up of community members, teachers and…

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ELC and ELE Student of the Month – October 2017

Congratulations to our Student of the Month winners for the ESLR category "Articulate: Be an active listener!" PK-3            Toby K-4              Maya K-5              Noah and Corban 1st               Ian and Junho 2nd              Mason and Sandra 3rd               Ana Maria and Amber 4th               Hana…

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MUN invitational with BIFS

On Thursday, November 9th, BFS hosted the 1st Annual BFS/BIFS Invitational Model United Nations Tournament. 39 students represented 27 countries in a Model UN, where they debated such current issues as the crisis in the Ukraine, North Korean nuclear weapons, gender…

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Olympic Torch

Reminder: due to expected traffic congestion and road closures as the Olympic Torch makes its way through the streets of Busan, there will be no after school clubs, nor late buses, today Monday 6th. Thank You.

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MS 2017-2018 Retreat

On September 28-29, The 2017-2018 middle school of BFS went out on a water-filled retreat at Namhae Island. This trip included many exciting things that truly showed the school spirit and teamwork of BFS. Many students went snorkeling and kayaking…

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University Visits

The university visit season is well underway. We were visited by the Linden College Fair, the oldest group college tour in the US. It was an opportunity for BFS high school students to meet with 12 university representatives to learn…

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2017 School Supply Lists

Dear Parents, below you can find the School Supply lists. For Elementary Prek-3 Kindergarten 4 Kindergarten 5 Kindergarten 5 - Arts 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Elementary Arts ELE ELL Middle School & High School Ms.…

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HS Students of the Quarter

Congratulations to our HS Sharks that have represented us so well this quarter: Socially Conscious: Ran (10) Hardworking Achievers:  Ilya (10), Danny (12) Articulate Communicator: Anastasia (9), Eleasah (10) Respectful Citizens: Samuel (12) Knowledgeable Critical Thinkers: Cindy (11)

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Poetry Café

The sixth grade class hosted parents, family, and friends for a “Poetry Café” at Ediya’s Coffee this morning.   They showcased their poetry books and illustrations and each student read a poem of their choice.  The theme for all the…

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Elementary Student of the month

Congratulations to our Early Childhood and Elementary winners for the Student of the month award: "Hardworking: Be your best!" - month of March Maya (Prek-3) Connor (Prek-3) Catalina (k4) Janis (k4) Catherine (K5) Ian (K5) Taewoo (Gr.1) Dominic (Gr.1) Sophia (Gr.2) Alexa (Gr.2) Justin (Gr.3) Tanvi (Gr.4) Byeong-Soo (Gr.4) Jack (Gr.4)…

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NHS Clothing Drive

During March, the National Honor Society has conducted a clothing drive for the local orphanage. NHS has recently delievered the donated clothing to the local orphanage "Jongdukwon" with success. The orphanage and NHS send thanks to those who participated in…

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NHS Clothing Drive

Participate in the upcoming NHS Clothing Drive! Who? NHS. What? Donate outgrown clothing to orphans in a local orphanage. Clothing size from pre-school to teenagers would be preferable but all clothing will be accepted. When? March 8, 2017 - March…

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MS Volleyball SKAC

Middle school girls volleyball team did an outstanding job at their first tournament!  Teamwork and positive attitude was the theme of the day.  The girls encouraged each other and at the end, the girls improvement over the day was clear…

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BFS Spirit Week

Get ready for BFS Spirit week this coming Monday through Thursday: Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Twin Day Wednesday: Wacky Day Thursday: Shark Day Show your BFS spirit!

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School cancelled Wednesday October 5th

Urgent: due to the imminent approach of Typhoon Chaba, and in order to guarantee your child’s safety, school will be cancelled tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th. For information in English about Typhoon Chaba please check: http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/weather/typoon/typhoon_5days.jsp http://www.accuweather.com/…/busan/…/weather-forecast/222888 Thank You for your…

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Environmental Class

This year we introduced an Environmental Science Class at Busan Foreign School. On September 2nd, the class went on their first walking field trip. Located just 7 walking minutes from the school, the little creek that runs out of the Daecheong…

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MS&HS Clubs Fair

Today, Wednesday August 17th, we held our MS&HS Clubs Fair. Representatives from each club, and external companies the school has strong links with presented their clubs in the sports, academics, arts domain. BFS students had the opportunity to discover everything…

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2016 School Supply Lists

Dear Parents, below you can find the School Supply lists. For Elementary Prek-3 Kindergarten 4 Kindergarten 5 Kindergarten 5 - Arts 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Elementary Arts Middle School & High School Mr. Evans -…

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Back to School Orientation

Join us for our back to school orientation event! Open to both parents and students, new and existing families. Saturday, August 6 10:00 am BFS Gym (level 2) Meet the 2016-2017 team, visit your classroom(s), and spend some time with…

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2016 Graduation

Busan Foreign School warmly invites you to this year's Class of 2016 Graduations. The K5 and Grade 5 graduation will take place at 9:00am whilst the Grade 8 and Grade 12  ones at 10:30am. Graduations will be followed by a…

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2016 Talent Show

This year BFS held its annual talent Show on Friday may, 13th. Students, teachers and parents enjoyed over 20 acts of great variety (circus, classic music, singing, dancing, etc.) and participated in a final raffle raising funds for this year's HS…

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ESLR = SHARK

The Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) at BFS have been revised and are now simpler, clearer, and easier to measure. The BFS ESLRs represent the summative skills and characteristics that we believe are most important for students to develop by…

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MS goes skating

On Friday February 5th the entire BFS MS went skating to ... the beach! as Ms. Lund mentioned: what an awesome afternoon! Mr. Wojcik pointed out that it is always neat to see people shine and you didn't know they had that kind…

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Yearbook Pictures

January 27, 28 and 29 yearbook pictures will be taken at the school. Please be reminded of the below dress code for all students: Girls BFS collared shirt and navy blue BFS sweater or HS blazer in the case of high…

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Q3 after school clubs

Signing up for after school clubs for quarter 3 is now open! check the after school clubs section of this website for all offerings: http://busanforeignschool.org/bfs-community/after-school-clubs/

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Office Hours during Winter Break

Busan Foreign School wishes you a happy winter holiday. The school’s main office will remain available during the winter break from Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and can be reached by email at bfs@busanforeignschool.org or telephone at +82(0)51 747…

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2015 Founder’s Day

Did you know BFS is now 20 years old? last Friday October 9 we celebrated the founding of the school (1996). Student Council exceeded all expectations co-ordinating and leading a variety of games for all BFS students, from K-3 to…

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UK Universities Fair

College Visits go strong at BFS with the upcoming UK Universities fair, Thursday October 8th at 3:30pm (BFS Auditorium). University of Birmingham University of Glasgow University of Leeds King’s College London University of Sheffield University of Southampton This rare opportunity to…

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Shark Tank is back

The Shark Tank is back!!! We have some familiar faces and some new ones too! It's great to see a totally student produced product. Learning by doing! Shout out to Mr. Morrison and his Yearbook Class. Check it out on…

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2015 Club Fair

First BFS Club Fair is a Success! Many students at Busan Foreign School join clubs, especially athletic clubs, to make new friends and stay healthy. Earlier this month, the students of BFS gathered together to share their interests in an after-school activities and the…

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Typhoon message

IMPORTANT MESSAGE At this time, BFS will be running buses and holding classes tomorrow (Tuesday, August 25). A text message will be sent if the weather situation changes.

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2015 Orientation Day

A big thank you to all our families -- new and returning -- for the big showing at the BFS 2015-2016 Open House on Saturday August 8th. We had well over 200 people in attendance including 40 new families who…

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New After School Activities

Soccer and Swimming at BFS! BFS students can now take swimming lessons at Haeundae Grand Hotel as well as practice soccer (elementary and middle school) with the coaches of Ulsan Rising Star Academy. Download the attached flier for more information.

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US general Consul Visit

On Thursday March 12th, US Consul General Roberto Powers (head of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul) came to Busan Foreign School and shared information about the processes in place regarding American citizen services, evacuation procedures, and…

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Spanish Teacher

BFS would like to welcome its new elementary Spanish teacher: Claudia Mota. Mrs. Mota will replace teacher Sofia (having returned to Argentina) until the end of the year. Mrs. Mota is a Mexican national with over four years teaching experience and…

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Congratulations Amy Jung

2015 SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE WINNER!!  Congratulations to Amy Jung (Grade 6) for winning the Republic of  Korea  Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. We are so proud of you Amy! And we wish you the best of  luck as you go…

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2015-16 calendar

The preliminary calendar for the upcoming 2015-16 school year has been published.  You can access it and download it by clicking on the link below :http://busanforeignschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2015-16SY-Calendar-v1.pdfPlease note in particular:- the 2015-16 school year will begin on Wednesday August 12th, 2015- the…

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BFS 2015 New Year's Calendar

The 2015 annual BFS calendar is available for purchase now. The BFS calendar features exclusively BFS Student art work and will be a wonderful addition to homes and offices. See below for more information on its look and pricing.

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Futbol Club Barcelona Soccer Clinic

An official school affiliated with Fútbol Club Barcelona (Barçca) will be holding a soccer clinic this coming weekend 6th Dec. The trainers are all current or ex professional players of FBC and El Español and speak Spanish and English. They also have one…

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NHS Induction

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. The National Honor Society at Busan Foreign School held their induction ceremony on October 16th for new members. Mr. Haddon, Principal Mrs. Lund, and Vice Principal Mr. Saunders offered congratulatory remarks for both new and…

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Founder's Day

Founder's Day pictures are now available on the school's photo gallery. The event, which lasted two hours, was packed with back to back engaging activities involving all BFS students. What a fantastic day!!! Link to the 2014 Founder's Day Photo…

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BFS PTSO 2014-15 Team

BFS would like to congratulate the new PTSO leadership team for the 2014-15 year: President: Elizabeth Poppe Vice-President: Giyeon Song Secretary: Lauren Harvey Treasurer: Vanessa Allepuz Hospitality Committee: Kristine StPeter Spirit Committee: Mark Smith Lossiah Teacher Representatives: Ms. So and…

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We are half way through Summer School

The halls of BFS are filled with sounds of pencils gliding across paper, discussions being had, pages being turned, and loads of laughter.  Summer School is back in session!  Not only have the Kindergarten to High School students been practicing their reading,…

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Class of 2014 Graduation

This year's graduation ceremony took place on Friday June 13th in the BFS gymnasium, marking the end of the 2013-14 school year. Our graduating kindergartners kicked off the procession as they made their way into the gym proudly wearing their caps…

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BFS Summer Enrichment Program

Busan Foreign School Summer Session July 28th to August 14th English Language Summer Program Open to all International Families Busan Foreign School is the only international school in Busan to offer an English language summer school for students aged kindergarten…

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College Information Night

College Information Night BFS will be hosting an information seminar for parents and students on February 20th Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 reviewing the college application process. All high school families are strongly encouraged to attend.

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