Welcome to Kyoto International School


Kyoto International School (KIS) has been serving the beautiful city of Kyoto since 1957. KIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). The school is known for its inclusive sense of community and personalised learning for every student. As a not-for-profit school KIS can channel all its resources into effective learning as well as developing students who thrive in positively influencing the global community.

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 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 Years at KIS
Early Years

Information about our early years 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 / High School

Information about our program for Grade 6 to Grade 10 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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School Curriculum

Our learning expectations for all grade levels and subject areas

Curriculum Info

Language Policy

Our language philosophy, principles and practices

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School Calendar

Please note dates are subject to change.

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General Inquiry

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Regular classes are from Monday to Friday.
    Primary Years & Middle School start at 8:30 am and end at 3:30 pm. Wednesday have an early end time at 2:30 pm.
    Early Years are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

    After-school care and extracurricular activities are also available.

    We offer after school care for students enrolled in the school from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. This service is charged at 500 JPY per 30 minutes.

    On Saturdays, we offer an English immersion program for students between 3 and 12 years-old. Learn More

    毎週土曜日に3歳から12歳までのお子様を対象とした英語漬けのイマージョンプログラムを組んでいます。 続きを読む

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