English schools in Japan
With a flexible year-round enrollment scheme, we have approximately 180 students in grades Pre-K through 12 from more than 20 different countries. HIS graduates attend top universities in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK, in many instances in the top 20 in national ranking.* HIS is fully accredited, and our teachers from Kindergarten up are all licensed professionals with the highest credentials from their home countries.
HIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is a member of the Japan Council of International Schools, the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools, American Overseas Schools, and the Japan-America Society. HIS is registered by the Japanese Ministry of Education under gakko hojin status.
Hokkaido International School strives to serve Hokkaido's international community and particularly those whose educational needs can be met by an English-based curriculum with educational standards similar to those of other international schools.
We acknowledge the uniqueness and value of each individual. We believe that students should have opportunities to develop pride in themselves, and to fulfill their potential.
We believe that to live effectively in the modern world, we need to develop a global perspective that promotes international cooperation and understanding.
We recognize the importance of collaboration among school personnel, parents, and relevant community organizations to address the social, emotional, and ethical growth of our students while instilling in them the skills to explore, adjust to, and serve an ever-changing world.
We believe that change within the school must be well-considered and systematic, based on long-range plans. Whenever it is appropriate, decisions should be made through a shared process involving those who will be affected.