Our mission is to empower learners to grow socially, emotionally, and academically in a supportive community. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that nurtures individual growth and fosters a sense of belonging. We aspire to shape empathetic and open-minded global citizens who think critically and have the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.


At Busan Foreign School, we strive to empower students to excel academically, thrive socially, and become compassionate global citizens and leaders.


Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

Busan Foreign School encourages students, teachers, and parents/guardians to work as a community of learners, fostering the traits of a true SHARK.

Socially Conscious

Be empathetic!


Do your best work!

Active Communicator

Be an advocate!


Be Responsible for yourself and others!

Keep learning

We continue to learn and grow!

At BFS the student of the month/quarter awards are directly linked to these SLOs.


Be empathetic!

  • 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

Do your best work!

  • 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

Be an advocate!

  • 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

Be responsible for yourself and others!

  • 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.

We continue to learn and grow!

  • 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