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Our Vision

We aim to be a well-known speciality school in the heart of Kyoto city, recognised locally and internationally for providing an exemplary international education.

Our Mission

To be a fun and collaborative community that inspires and challenges, enabling students to thrive and take responsibility anywhere in the world.

Our Core Values
Our community holds a set of shared core values that binds all of it members together. These core values are central to learning and provide the school’s foundation in Inspiring Active Learners, Developing Global Citizens.


We are accredited by and affiliated with a range of regional and international educational bodies.

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.

The history of KIS dates back to 1957.