BIFS (Busan International Foreign School)


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Busan International Foreign School is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, providing a holistic education to our Pre-K - 12 international students from Busan and surrounding communities. We are a warm, welcoming and nurturing not-for-profit school that inspires and challenges students to explore, discover and thrive in the global community to which they belong.

We are deeply committed to providing a personalized and challenging inquiry-based educational experience so every child can pursue their passions to be successful in the future. Our focus is on each student and his or her learning.
Teachers at BIFS know their students well. Our class sizes are small with a 7:1 student/teacher ratio. Our IB curriculum is the best international curriculum available; it is global in its outlook and is recognized all over the world. Our experienced and motivated faculty create special learning experiences for all students. Our facilities and parent involvement programs support students and their learning and help to foster our strong sense of community.



At BIFS we challenge our students to ask questions, solve problems, learn skills and be creative. Our teachers use research-based strategies and exploration across disciplines to ensure outstanding student learning.
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Between the ages of 3 and 11, children follow the IB PYP, which focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP)
The MYP is for students between ages 11-16 years old. It encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.
International Baccalaureate diploma Programme (DP)
The DP is academically challenging and is widely recognized as the best preparation for university success.



Students at BIFS come from all over the world. The diversity of the student body is one of the strengths of the school. It enables new students to easily settle into their new environment
and creates a wonderful atmosphere of open-mindedness and understanding. The same is true for the teachers who come from all over the world including Australia, Venezuela, Bulgaria,
Canada, Chile, France, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, UK and the USA.
BIFS is situated in the city of Busan close to major beaches and surrounded by hills. Its 30,000m2 campus includes classrooms for all ages, science and computer labs, music, art and design technology studios along with a gymnasium, tennis court, basketball courts and a large sports field with a 100m running track alongside.
Vision statement:
Our students will develop and pursue their passions, be successful and contribute to a positive global future.
Mission statement:
We are a diverse, supportive and dynamic international school that inspires and challenges students to explore, discover and thrive in the global community to which we
We believe:
‧ Students are to be at the center of all that we do.
‧ Education is the shared responsibility of our entire community.
‧ In being an independent non-denominational international family school.
‧ In being unified and respectful in our diversity.
‧ In providing the very best inquiry based, relevant, and experiential education for each student.
‧ Students are to give back through community service.
For further information, please contact :
Tel: (82) 51 742 3332
Fax: (82) 51 742 3375
Address: 50 Gijang-daero, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea, 619-902