Korea Kent Foreign School

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Korea Kent Foreign School
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18-11 Nang-dong, Kwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea
Type private
Established 1993
Grades 1–12

Korea Kent Foreign School is a private school in Seoul, South Korea that was founded in 1994 to provide education to international students. More than 30 nationalities are represented in the student body, with the majority of students coming from the United States. Student enrollment is around three hundred in total from Kindergarten to High school.[1][2][3][4]

The school is authorized by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Education. It is a member of East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The school started as a high school only institution. Today, it has classes from kindergarten through to grade twelve. Now the school is located in Gwangjin-gu, in a very modern design.

All classes at Korea Kent Foreign School are taught in English. AP classes are offered. There is an English as a second language (ESL) program, which offers supplementary classes to support students who need help to improve their English.

The school has approximately one hundred students enrolled in each year level.


Korea Kent Foreign School was founded in 1993 for the explicit purpose of providing excellent education conducted in English for the foreign students residing in Korea. Korea Kent Foreign School is a private institution accredited by Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[5]

Year Month and Date Note
1994 June 4 Founded as Milburn Christian School at 22, Hangang-ro 2ga, Yongsan-gu
1996 July 29
  • Moved to 18-11, Neung-dong, Gwangjin-gu
  • Headmaster Mr. Robert A. Forter appointed
  • School name changed to Korea Kent Foreign School
September 1 Principal Mr. William Van Houten III inaugurated.
1999 September 27 Authorized by Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education as "a combination school"
2002 November 11 Moved to current location, 13, Jayang-ro 35-gil
2003 November 24 Accredited by Western Association of School and College (WASC)
2005-2006 - Accepted by EARCOS as a member school
2010 November 8 Headmaster Ms. Judith E. Antippas appointed
2012 June 7 Principal Mr. William Van Houten III retired
August 1 Mr. Edward W. Zrudlo inaugurated as current principal

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Korea Kent Foreign School - Korea". internationalschoolsreview.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Korea Kent Foreign school - International School Informatio". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Korea Kent Foreign School". seoulhelp.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Korea Kent Foreign School". acerent.net. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Admin, KKFS (March 13, 2016). "About KKFS > History". History of KKFS. KKFS. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 

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