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Korea Foreign School

Korea, Republic of

Accreditation

Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge International Examination (IGCSE/A-Level), IB PYP, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Curriculum

IB PYP, Cambridge

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

120

Teacher numbers

25

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Outstanding faculty, small class size, and a rigorous curriculum prepare Korea Foreign School students for success in any quality high school and beyond. KFS offers Elementary through High School students a modern education with high academic standards that foster an appreciation and awareness of the world around them.

Accredited by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Korea Foreign School is an affiliated member of the East Asia Regional Council for Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS) and Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Korea Foreign School is currently an authorized IB World School for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)* and a Cambridge International School offering Cambridge Secondary Programs from G6-10 and the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma Program for Grade 11-12 students.

Korea Foreign School teaches students a broad and balanced curriculum, which has three basic elements: content, skills, and assessment. In PYP, KFS adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the National Standards for Social Studies (AERO), which all call for higher-level thinking in our core content areas. KFS teaches subjects: English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Korean, Spanish, Design, and Technology.

Accommodation

The school provides a monthly housing allowance of 800,000 KRW for E-7 Visa holders. Employer will provide full support of faculty members for housing related issues.

Flights/Transport

Employer will provide an employee an economy class flight ticket for passage from the location where the employee signed the contract to Seoul, Korea at the beginning of the employment [i.e., employee will purchase his own flight ticket and he will be reimbursed in September 2022]. Upon successful completion of Employee’s contract (if employee does not resign before the employment finishes), Employer will provide him with a one-way Economy class ticket to a prior agreed point of departure (overseas or within Korea) from Seoul. If the employee prefers to stay in Seoul, no allowance will be provided.

Moving Allowance

Employer will pay new employee (Overseas hires only) a one-time shipping allowance of 500,000 KRW in the first pay.

Medical

Employer will pay 50% of the premium for employee health plans and insurances, which
are chosen by employer and are administered through KFS. Participation in a health plan is requirement for employee.

Other

Employer will also provide employee up to 500,000 KRW per year for relevant Professional Development Activities that are based on an agreement made between employee, Assistant Principal, and Principal that is related to employee’s Professional Growth Plan as well as the school’s needs.

Retirement

Employer will pay 50% for the pension plan. Employee will pay the remaining 50% of the pension plan. At the
end of the contract, employee can claim the accumulated amount at the pension office. Not all countries have a pension
agreement with the Republic of Korea. Employee may receive pension refund from Korea based on the agreement of social
security between Korea and employee’s country of origin.

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