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The Best Teenage/High School Korean Drama's Ever

Updated on April 8, 2017
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Xhyniie has been a KPOP fan for 3 years and K-drama fan for 14 years. She enjoys writing about the Korean entertainment industry.

Moorim School
Moorim School

Korean Drama’s are not just about melo-dramas, romance, historical or action but also tell about the story of friendship, of teenagers and high school life. Presenting to you the “Best Teenage/High School Korean Drama’s“ that you will surely love and enjoy. This K-drama’s will make you miss your teenage years and recall your experiences as a secondary highschool student.

Well, it is not just about your highschool life but will also recall your first love. So let’s start our countdown now and if you haven’t watched any of this drama’s then I highly recommend this to you.

More List Of Highschool Korean Dramas Below

• Moorim School – is a school drama set in a mysterious institute wherein the teachers teach about virtues such as honesty, faith, sacrifice and communication. It is a drama wherein the characters have different personality and own story.

• Highschool King of Savvy – it tells the story of a high school student who impersonates his brother in his new job. With this, the lead character is set to study while being a high-ranking executive at the same time. What makes this drama worth to watch is that it teaches the viewers on how to balance school, career and lovelife.

• Boys Over Flowers - the korean adaptation of Meteor Garden and Hana Yori Dango. It tells about the story of four boys and one girl who will change their lives. This drama has also love triangle between the lead characters just like what you’ve seen from the Taiwanese and Japanese version.

• Playful Kiss – this drama tells the story of a girl who has a crush on a famous, intelligent handsome guy in the school who happens to be the son of her father’s bestfriend.


Release Date: 2011

Watch it now! Heartstrings ep 1!

This is a 2011 korean teen-school-musical drama that stars Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa in the lead role that is set in a performing arts university. It is a story about friendship and love that involves students from the Western Music Department and Traditional Korean Music Department.

Yong-hwa is the vocalist and guitarist of the famous band Stupid who’s in love with a professor in their school. He meets Shin Hye who is from the Traditional Korean Music who plays gayageum. In a world where they are exactly opposite to each other, will love find it ways?

The Heirs

Release Date: December 12, 2013

Watch it now! The Heirs episode 1

The Heirs is a 2013 drama starring Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye and Kim Wo Bin in the main role. The story depicts the lives of elite students who have struggles in their teenage life such as falling in love, school problems, family related-problems and being trained to be the inheritors of their families’ business. It is set in school with characters that have different personalities. Unlike other school-related dramas that focus on bullying, this drama tackles not just their lives inside the school but also teen romance. Both Lee and Kim played rich students and former friends. On the other hand, Park plays as the love interest of the two actors.

Cheer Up/ Sassy, Go Go

Release Date: October 5, 2015

Watch it now! Sassy, Go Go episode 1

Sassy, Go Go is a 12-episode K-drama broadcasted by KBS2 in 2015. This stars Jung Eun-ji, Lee Won-keun, Cha Hak-yeon, Ji-soo and Chae Soo-bin.

Sassy, Go Go depicts the lives of students who experience the harsh environment in school. Just like other school dramas, it also deals the real experiences that each student have experience while in school. In addition, it also shows the importance of friendship and the love of teens.

After School Lucky or Not

Release Date: September 2, 2013

Watch it now! After School, Lucky or Not!

This is one of shortest K-drama’s that is fun to watch with 12 episodes. It stars Kim So Eun, Seo Kang Joon, Kang Tae Oh, Hong Myung, Yoo Il and Lee Tae Hwan.

The story is about a student name Kim So Eun who is known for having a timid personality and unadventurous girl. One day, she receives a note from unknown person inviting her to the after school “Lucky or Not Club”. In the club, she meets five flowers boys that choose her to be their leader. Every day, they draw a random slip of paper that contains a fantastical and extraordinary mission that the group must complete. This activity draws out Kim So Eun’s adventurous and bold side.

Secret Campus

Release Date: May 10, 2006

Watch it now! Secret Campus episode 1!

If you are searching for Lee Min Ho’s drama before he came to stardom then I recommend you to watch Secret Campus. It was released in 2006 and broadcasted by EBS. Honestly, I only know Lee and Park Bo Young in this drama.

Secret Campus is about modern students who experience different problems and stress in school. It tells the story of the lives and the relationship of six students who have different dreams in life. This drama mainly focuses on the lives of teenagers who struggle to achieve their goals despite trials and tribulations.

Seonam Girls High School Detectives

Release Dates: December 16, 2014 – March 17, 2015

Broadcast Network: jTBC

Watch it now! Seonam Girls High School Detectives!

This drama is not a typical high school or teenage dramas that we have seen on television but rather the production team makes it different from others. It is still involves students and issues that they’ve faced on both home and at school. The plot is cliché but will surely attract viewers who love crime dramas. In addition, problems that tackle in it are not just about bullying. It has different issues which other people might consider as very sensitive but actually it happens in real life.

The story of this drama revolves on five girls who are known as private high school detectives. They also faced problems such as school bullying but together they help solve these problems one by one. I would highly recommend this drama not just to teenagers/students but also to parents and teachers so that they will understand the issues concerning teens.

Orange Marmalade

Release Dates: May 15, 2015 – July 24, 2015

Broadcast Network: KBS2

Watch it now! Orange Marmalade Korean drama!

Unlike other teen/high school dramas that much known for projecting issues that were faced by students (such as bullying), Orange Marmalade surrounds on the life of a student who is actually a vampire. So this is another vampire drama but mostly target teen audiences.

In a world where humans and vampires co exist, although they have already evolved and no longer rely on human blood, humans are still afraid of them and sometimes they feel discriminated by the society. Baek Ma-ri transferred to another school while students don’t have the idea that she is actually a vampire. But everything has changed when accidentally bites the neck of a popular boy in their school Jung Jae-min. What do you think happened to Jae-min? Did he also become a vampire?

Well, as the story goes on. Baek Ma-ri was caught in a love triangle between a vampire student and Jae-min. Who will Ma-ri choose at the end? Human or vampire?

Who Are You School 2015

Release Dates: April 27, 2015 – June 16, 2015

Broadcast Network: KBS2

Watch it now! Who are you School 2015 Ep 1

Who Are You School 2015 might sound’s familiar to you if you had watched its previous series. It is the sixth installment of KBS “School” series which started to air from 1999 to 2002, then in 2013. Basically, it is another plot and characters but still depicts the life of every student in Korea. It might be cliche to some of you but for those who want to understand more about the life face by teenagers, this you must watch it.

From the title Who Are You, the story revolves around the life of two identical twins Go Eun-Byul and Lee Eun-Bi (both played by actress Kim So Hyun) that are separated after one of them was adopted. Eun-bi lives at an orphanage yet she still managed to focus on her studies. However, she was bullied in school. On the other hand, Eun-byul is the opposite. She is studying in a prestigious school in South Korea and is known for her mean personality.

A tragedy will change their lives. Lee Eun-Bi will ends up pretending to be her sister. But what happens to Go Eun-Byul? How will Eun-Bi manage the fame of her sister? What if Eun-Bi meets the girl who bullied her back then? Will she act as Lee Eun-Bi or the mean Go Eun-Byul?

10. Mackerel Run

Mackerel Run
Mackerel Run

What it is all about?

On the 10th place we have Mackerel Run starring Lee Min-Ho and Moon Chae-won. It was a year ago when I started to watched Lee Min-ho's drama and one of this drama is MR. Though he is known for Boys Over Flowers but still I highly recommend this teen drama to his fans.

Mackerel Run is a fun-filled, high school series packed with irritating instructors, sappy affection stories, sports rivalries, passionate dismissals, schoolyard tormenting and a great deal more. It was really a disgrace that the show finished so early and unexpectedly as the closure appeared to be fairly heedlessly fixed together.

Watch it now!

9. Adolescence Medley

Making mistakes is natural, but continuing to make mistakes is wrong.

— Choi Jung Woo

Adolescence Medley
Adolescence Medley

What it is all about?

On the 9th place is the teen drama Adolescence Medley. This drama will bring back your high school memories. It is a very short drama with just 4 episodes yet so touching. I miss my high school life after watching this drama. Indeed, high school life is the most enjoyable and unforgettable stage in a person's life.

A teenager television show about students at a village high school, it was adapted from the webtoon of the same title composed by Kwak In-geun, which was distributed on Daum WebToon from November 9, 2011 to February 29, 2012.

Watch it now!

8. To The Beautiful You

If such thing as a miracle exists, then it’s another name for hardwork.

— Tae Joon

To The Beautiful You
To The Beautiful You

What it is all about?

Here we go; on the 8th place is the teen drama To The Beautiful You. It is a Korean version of the Taiwanese drama Hana Kimi. I know you are familiar with the casts especially Sulli and Choi Min Ho but let me tell you this, Sulli is very handsome in this drama. I am a super fan of the Taiwanese version that is why I watch this drama. No doubt Sulli can act well in different roles especially on acting like a boy, dressing like a boy and etc.

I completed watching this series a year ago and have been watching K-Dramas for some time now, and I need to say that this is one of the best ones I've seen. It's silly, decently scripted and coordinated with awesome acting from it's casts.

7. Jungle Fish 2

Jungle Fish 2
Jungle Fish 2

What it is all about?

On the 7th place is the teen drama Jungle Fish 2.

Jungle fish 2 is one drama i cherish to such an extent. The series call attention to everything that do happen in secondary school. It mirrors the society that we have now. Love the nerve whacking part , when they are solving mysteries!

Watch it now!

6. Ma Boy

Ma Boy
Ma Boy

What it is all about?

Here we go, on the 6th place is the teen drama Ma Boy. I personally included this drama on my list because it has something that teens want. I mean the "kilig" sweet factor of teens which will help us recall our high school life. But what makes it different is that a boy who is pretending to be a girl. And honestly, the leads are very beautiful. Yes, Kim So-hyun and Sun Woong are beautiful. Aside from my idol GD who can act as a girl and looks like a girl, Sun Woong has this ability too.

One of the shortest teen drama but also one of the sweetest love story. I highly recommend this to anyone into K-drama. It is so beautiful. Jang Geu Rim and Hyunwoo make a great couple.

Watch it now!

5. High! School - Love On

Running away won't fix anything.

— Lee Seulbi

High School Love On
High School Love On

What it is all about?

On the 5th place is the teen drama High! School-Love On. I just finished watching this drama last night and I was amazed with the actors in this drama. It's not just about teens but an angel who fall in love to a human. And because of this drama I am now a big fan of Kim Sae-ron and Nam Woohyun. If you considers yourself as a K-drama fan then you should watch this drama. Believe me, it is a very good drama.

Seriously, the early scenes are so charming! High School love depict so decently, finished with shuddering sentiments here and there! Although it’s true that it’s a bit unequal between light-hearted comedy and makjang show issues toward the end of the series, still, I think the sweet scenes at the front compensates for it! I am now falling in love with Nam Woohyun.

Watch it now!

4. White Christmas

What it is all about?

On the 4th place is the teen drama White Christmas.

One of the best drama which I have observed as such. Although there were times when it was excessively farfetched( on the off chance that we mull over what the mass can do against one individual however in any case it truly engages feelings and effects your reasoning) and a few occasions could be anticipated yet in general it was loaded with suspense and I truly needed to comprehend what will happen next.

At a few minutes I sensed that it was truly terrifying and unpleasant on the grounds that it truly begins to trouble you and you are thinking - what I would do in this circumstance. do I have a beast inside me? all things considered, I believe that each one of us has its own particular villain and this show demonstrates to it in consistently. The music just expanded this inclination and the environment.

Each character was portrayed in a wonderful way however my most loved one is Kang Mireu. I truly appreciate watching Kim Woo Bin in diverse parts and knowing his abilities. We can see how Kim Woo Bin improve a lot in this drama.

Watch it now!

3. Master of Study

Do you know what the biggest hurdle is when a person is facing a major event in his life? Emotions. That worthless ego, pride, stubbornness. One can get so lost in those emotions that he can't see the food right in front of him to save his life.

— Suk Ho

Master of Study
Master of Study

What it is all about?

On the 3rd place is the teen drama Master of Study. You will surely learn many lessons in this drama (friendship, students, to teachers and esp family). You don't have to be brainy or dumb as long as you are willing to learn, study harder, and has the strong will to survive the hardships you will achieve what you want. Maturity and setting goals in life helps a lot. In reality, we learn lessons from our teachers and goes the same as well to them.

Pulip is so charming, in addition, she is pleasant young lady & have incredible chemistry with either Baek Hyun & Chan Doo, she make adorable couple with two of them. Likewise her acting is great, even Korean people cherish her. I can now understand why both gentlemen cherish her.

Watch it now!

2. Reply 1997

First love is reckless. Without calculating, it throws everything in with pure passion, and inevitably fails. But that’s why it’s dramatic — the reckless tales wrapped up in experiences or feelings that you can never have again.

— Yoon Jae / Reply 1997

Reply 1997
Reply 1997

What it is all about?

And the 2nd place is the teen drama Reply 1997.

This is one of the best Korean teen drama that I will never forget. The drama not just tells about love but also the love for family, friendship, brotherhood and relationship of a couple. Their acting is really good, not just good but great. Every scene touched my heart. Reply 1997 is so funny, it's witty, creative, and has so many sweet and cute moments, along with many many hilarious moments.

Watch it now!

1. School 2013

Regardless of how well you study, if you don't know what you do wrong or how to apologize, that is also no use.

— Teacher Jung

School 2013
School 2013

What it is all about?

And the 1st place is the teen drama School 2013. If you haven't watched this drama then you should now.

The cast, plot, amusing and touching moments made this drama very popular. The relationships displayed in the show truly made it worth watching. Not just the pleasant and fantastic Nam Soo couple additionally the connections in the middle of educators and students. The cast, plot, amusing and touching minutes made this show.

There are two things that touch my heart since i watch this drama; to start with, it identifies with the relationship in the middle of educator and student. Indeed it is truly difficult to work with gangster students, yet she never surrender her students. She generally give great advising to her students who fall flat into a bad situation. The second one that touch my heart so much is the relationship between Park Heung Soo and Go Nam Soon. The relationship between these two fellows is truly more profound than siblings.

If you haven't watched this drama then you should now.

Watch it now!

It's Poll Time!

What do you think is the best teenage/ high school Korean drama?

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      Secret 6 weeks ago

      Sassy go go, Moorim school, and PLAYFUL KISS. I really love these dramas.

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      kai 5 months ago

      dude Hana Kimi isn't Taiwanese, it's Japanese

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      Jade 10 months ago

      Can you put more Korean high school dramas

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      Rales 10 months ago

      OMG I couldn't vote between high school love on and to the beautiful you I literally love this too drama I want a SEASON TWO

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      Jia 12 months ago

      dream high season 2

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      priya 13 months ago

      Boys over flowers is the best Korean drama I have ever watchedwatched

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      van 14 months ago

      The year 2016-2017 has a great deal of romantic dramas lined up in the Korean drama and movie scenes. Korean drama series are not similar to the regular drama series. They have a unique twist which makes them interesting and captivating. They comprise of miniseries, with each series telling a certain specific story. Every drama series has about 16-20 episodes each with a definitive story line.

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      nimna 14 months ago

      I love very much the series "BOYS OVER FIOWERS" it's my most favourite K .drama ever and ever!!

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      prinscell 17 months ago

      i like all k drama they are all AWESOME!

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      ... 18 months ago

      I actually liked hslo but when it went deeper on to the story.... Bleh

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      EkkaKikWiw 19 months ago

      Why wasn't orange marmalade there OMG

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      sarang 19 months ago

      i really love high school love on

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      nana 20 months ago

      I personally think that school 2015 is the best. Although its story is about bullying, the plot per episodes are pretty interesting. The romance is not too overwhelming, just as simple as high school romance normally. It's nice to finally found it because I watched some hi-school drama before and most of them were too cheesy (for me). I was really amazed by the actress as she acted very well and got into the story.

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      salii 21 months ago

      you forgot lee min ho drama the heirs and boy before flower

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      Ruby limbu 21 months ago

      you guys should really watch CHEER UP SASSY GO GO

      WHY?? because it's funny, there's high school romance, and the story is more than just amazing. BUT to be more specific, it also tells us about friendship and life.

      AND recently i finished SCHOOL 2015 and i can't get over it. At first i thought it was quite depressing because it focussed so much on bullying and stuffs but TRUST ME once you watch it you'll want more and more

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      yanyan 21 months ago


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      Krisianne 21 months ago

      Who are you: School 2015! :)

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      Gggg 21 months ago

      Reply1997 is sooooo good and if you've watched it, watch the sequel reply 1994 with a complete new set of characters and a different story. And reply1988 which is third one which I consider to be the best with the best characters and storyline

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      Park Maria 22 months ago

      High School love on daebak! I admit that I vote it since I'm an Inspirit :) But I swear to you guys It's really worth to watch :)

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      Nam Jan Han 22 months ago

      School 2015 is the best. ❤️

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      Kim Miah 22 months ago

      My vote goes to hi school love on because it was really my favorite but look hi school love on got the highest votes and ratings

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      Damiane 22 months ago

      I vote hi school love on is the best teenage Korean drama ❤️

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      hanna 22 months ago

      i really love High school love on!! oh my..... super kilig!!

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      Xhyniie 23 months ago

      @Qammarh - You should also watch the Taiwanese and Japanese version which is Hana Kimi. I'm sure you will love it.

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      Qammarh 23 months ago

      i vote to the beautiful you. I love that movie

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      KPOPfan 23 months ago

      Heartsrings also and Dream High :)

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      jannah almazar 23 months ago

      i vote school 2013

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      stalker 24 months ago

      you forgot lee min ho's and Park shin hye's The Heirs -.-

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      I want to watch school 2015, gonna find the video at drama nice

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      Xhyniie 24 months ago

      @you can watch it viki.

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      Jra 24 months ago

      Where can i watch "orange madalade" ? I cant find it on youtube.

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      @Jay Zabala 2 years ago

      reply 1997 it is

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      Jay Zabala 2 years ago

      Can you help me remember the title of a particular kdrama about students where one of the characters lives with his brother who happens to be a teacher at his school?