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Kyoto International School (KIS) has been serving the beautiful city of Kyoto since 1957. The school 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 our resources into effective learning and developing students who thrive in positively influencing the global community.


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 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.