Welcome to Kyoto International School

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The video here gives an introduction to our campus as we celebrated 60 years.


International Curriculum

International Curriculum

We are Kyoto city’s only International Baccalaureate school, offering the Primary Years Programme since 2006.

International Accreditation

International Accreditation

We have been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1992.

International Community

International Community

We have been providing opportunities for international families since 1957.

International Competency

International Competency

We aim to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in an international setting.

KIS is a member of the WIDA International School Consortium, a founding member of the JCIS, and a member of EARCOS for many years.

Programs offered at KIS

Early Learning at KIS
Early Learning

Information about our early learning program.

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Primary School at KIS
Primary School

Information about our program for Grade 1 to 5.

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Middle School
Middle School

Information about our program for Grade 6, 7, and 8 students.

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Saturday School
Saturday School

Information about our Saturday English immersion program.

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Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Information about our summer program for students aged 4 to 15.

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Winter Camp
Winter Camp

Information about our winter program for both enrolled and visiting students.

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"A small school with a strong sense of community."

– WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

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School News



School Curriculum

Our learning expectations for all grade levels and subject areas.

Curriculum Info


Language Policy

Our language philosophy, principles and practices.

Language Practices


School Calendar

Our term breaks and major events for the coming year. Please note that the dates are subject to change.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time is school open?

Primary & Middle School classes: 8:20 am to 3:30 pm.
Early Learning classes: 8:55 am to 3:10 pm.

We offer after school care for students enrolled in the school from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm. This service is charged at ¥500 per 30 minutes.
Students are able to order a delivered lunch box service. Prices are ¥380 for small size and ¥460 for regular size.

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General Inquiry

For admissions related questions, please contact the admissions office at admissions@kis.ac.jp or use the admissions contact form.