Kyoto International School to become a full high school
A new chapter is beginning for Kyoto International School, as we announce plans to open a full high school, teaching students through to the age of 18. KIS currently enrols students from Kindergarten to Grade 10. From 2025, we will add Grade 11, followed by Grade 12 in 2026.
The school is planning to provide the IB Diploma, to ensure the highest standards of academic and teaching excellence. Students will be able to choose from a wide range of subject options in sciences, math, languages, arts and humanities. All students will also receive a US-accredited High School Diploma. With these qualifications, our internationally minded students will be equipped to enter universities anywhere in the world.
Extensive plans are also underway to expand and upgrade our facilities and equipment across the entire school, to ensure outstanding learning experiences for students of all ages, from K1 to K12.
About Kyoto International School
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.
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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
Frequently Asked Questions
Regular classes are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday have an early end time at 2:30 pm. After School Activities (ASA) are also available.
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