English schools in Japan
NIS students represent diverse cultural and national backgrounds, and share a commitment and passion to learning. Our strong academic program enables them to gain entrance into competitive universities worldwide or successfully transition to other elementary or secondary schools along their educational paths.
Our teachers are dedicated professionals, a majority holding masters degrees in their areas of specialization. Their teaching is inspiring, student-centered and individualized, and their involvement in coaching and co-curricular activities provides a nurturing environment for students to excel in drama, athletics, student government and service learning.
Facilities at NIS are first-rate and provide a supporting backdrop for an enriching environment. The entire campus has been modernized for all divisions, enabling students numerous opportunities for growth in the classroom, athletic field and the performing stage.
Creating life-long learners:
From the very first squeak of their gym shoes at the entrance of Nagoya International School (NIS), students can feel there’s a different passion here. Yes, our focus is to pass knowledge forward. But we are also readying students for an increasingly complex world. We want our students to take their final steps from our campus prepared for the adventures ahead — whether they leave after 2nd grade or as graduating seniors.
This is why one of our critical roles is also to foster lifelong curiosity. We want every student to be well equipped to follow their dreams, whether it’s a thirst for more knowledge, a passion for art or music, or discovering ways to be better global citizens.
At NIS, children have experiences that build critical thinking skills, opportunities to tackle new challenges, and forums to seek answers to hard questions. They find a solid foundation of learning and values from which to grow and mature.
Structured along a North American model of education, our standards-based, English-language, college-preparatory curriculum is the backbone of the NIS program. This integrated, comprehensive plan starts with how we teach our youngest children and continues through how we guide those ready to step out into the world. The curriculum provides well-defined benchmarks that prepare our students for future education. At the same time, it’s a curriculum that encourages all of us to “celebrate uniqueness” as we encourage achievements of each individual.
We fulfill the challenging curriculum with smaller classes and ongoing communication, and, most importantly, with a highly-qualified, caring faculty, hired from around the world. These professional, certified instructors are central to our goals of excellence:
- Developing critical thinkers who seek better solutions.
- Fostering a joy of learning.
- Creating the habits of contributing to the community around us.
- Nurturing independent learning, creativity and collaboration.
What began on these hills of Nagoya 40-years ago to meet a pressing local need has become a school that students aspire to, one that will challenge and prepare them for life beyond our walls. It is a school that keeps kids curious, for life.