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Global Christian Foreign School

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Established  1996
Grades  Kindergarten - 12
Phone  +82 2-797-0234
Founded  1996
Colors  Yellow, Blue
Founder  Joseph Song
Gender  Coeducational
Mascot  Lion
Faculty  16
Type  Independent, college preparatory school
Accreditation  Korean Ministry of Education
Address  4-22 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Motto  "Raising up global Christian leaders"
Similar  센티니얼크리스천스쿨, Yongsan Internatio School of, 한국외국인학교 서울캠퍼스, KOREA KENT FOREIG, Seoul Foreign School

Global christian foreign school


Global Christian Foreign School (commonly GCFS, or Korean 지구촌기독외국인학교 and formerly Global Christian School) is a private, international K-12 school in Seoul, South Korea that was founded in 1996. It is affiliated with College Board, Association of Christian Schools International, and the Council of International School Administration in Korea. It is currently accredited by the Korean Ministry of Education. The school is currently located in the Yongsan District , specifically in Hannam-dong (한남동) across from the Hannam The Hills apartment complex in the UN Village vicinity.

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Global christian foreign school


History

Global Christian Foreign School was founded in 1996 by the deceased Rev. Joseph Song with only three students but soon grew to about 75. One of the older foreign schools, it was originally located in the Itaewon area but moved to the current location in Hannam-dong. The school has always had a student body from a variety of nations in enrollment.

Academics

The current curriculum is focused on preparing students to attend American universities and is based on that of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. There is also an option for high school students to take AP Courses through Apex Learning. Grading is done on a 4.0 scale with a graduation requirement of 25 credits for college-preparatory students, which include a variety of electives. The school calendar is the same as that of most American high schools which begin in August and extend until June of the following year.

Extracurricular Activities

While GCFS does not currently have any organized athletic teams, it offers a variety of clubs and activities including:

  • Basketball Club
  • Business Club
  • Drama Club
  • Missions Club
  • Praise Team
  • Robotics Club
  • School Newspaper
  • Service Club
  • Sports Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook Club
  • Events

    Throughout the year the school holds a variety of class specific and school wide events.

  • Innovation Day
  • Field Day
  • Science Fair
  • Middle School & High School Retreat
  • Elementary School VBS
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Christian Emphasis

    GCFS takes measures to ensure that it maintains a faith community atmosphere while also providing the academic needs of the student body. As a result, the school holds a chapel service twice a week that the students and staff are required to attend. One of these chapels are usually school wide while the other consists of only the middle and high school grades. The principal usually serves additionally as the school chaplain. Also, each educator that is hired on by the administration considers themselves to be missionaries as well as teachers and agrees to maintain Christian principles while on staff. As a result of this, the students are not required to be Christian whereas the teachers of the school are.

    References

    Global Christian Foreign School Wikipedia


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