Head of School’s Welcome Message

Welcome to an incredibly warm and inviting community of inquiring learners and the Busan International Foreign School family, a place where ALL students have the opportunity to explore, discover, thrive and become the global citizens of tomorrow! We are a school that is “united in our diversity, and thriving in our individuality.”

Thank you for your interest in our school. It is my hope that by exploring and learning about our quality academic programs and the comprehensive activities we offer, you will come to know our vibrant and innovative school.

BIFS, formerly known as International School of Busan, was established in 1983, and has a long and distinguished history of serving the international expatriate community in and around the Busan area. In the summer of 2010, BIFS moved to our current state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility, built by the Busan Metropolitan City, which supports our comprehensive approach to international education. We pride ourselves in personalized inquiry-based education experiences for all learners in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Our goal is to provide our students with a high quality education that will equip and enable them to acquire the attributes of the IB learner profile and to gain entrance to and succeed at the finest international universities around the world. To this end, we strive to provide a nurturing and rich educational climate that is committed to developing our students academically, socially, emotionally and ethically. BIFS is the leader and the school of choice for quality international education in south east Korea!

As a testament to its quality and commitment to a truly international education for all students, BIFS has received authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide three IB programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Additionally, BIFS is accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Council of International Schools (CIS).

Our families describe BIFS as a warm and welcoming community and a family school. I invite you to come and discover for yourself the rich and exciting educational opportunities we provide for all learners as you seek to explore, discover, thrive and belong to an international community that is committed to making a difference – the BIFS difference!

Kevin Baker
Head of School