Providing an international education in the Kansai region with the vision statement of “Inspiring active learners, developing global citizens“.

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 Organization. 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

KIS uses the IB curriculum framework and has been authorized by the IB for Primary Years Programme (PYP) since 2006 and Middle Years Programme (MYP) since 2022.

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

The school community is a supporter of the following…

Our students learn and take actions in following the United Nations SDG blueprint.
The school is an official supporting member of Food Bank Kyoto as we increased efforts in helping the larger local community and SDG Goal 2: Zero Hunger. The NPO Food Bank Kyoto is a growing organization of members and volunteers that receives food donations which are then distributed to welfare facilities and persons in need of food support.
JETRO promotes foreign direct investment into Japan and Japanese firms.
Kyoto Overseas Business Center focuses on assisting businesses that are considering overseas business.

Support our mission

Are you interested in supporting KIS? Sharing your time and talents are helpful ways to support. Monetary donations, however big or small, are another way that will allow the school to continually fosters passionate, collaborative, and internationally minded individuals through an engaging and supportive education.


Programs offered at KIS

Pre-K & Kindergarten at KIS
Early Years

Information about our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten program

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Primary School at KIS
Elementary School

Information about the IB PYP for Grade 1 to Grade 5 students

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Middle School
Middle School

Information about the IB MYP 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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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

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

PYP Curriculum Info

MYP Curriculum Info


School Calendar

Please note dates are subject to change.

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General Inquiry

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What time is school open?

    Regular classes are from Monday to Friday.
    Pre-K & Kindergarten: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Grade 1-10: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm*. *Wednesday have an early end time at 2:30 pm.
    After-school activities are also available.

    Is there an English language program?

    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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