MIP Since 1964
1964 - Yoshiko Burke starts Oishi Foreign Children Club for foreigners near Rokko
1970 - Moves operation to Mikage Yamate to operate as an international preschool
1990 - Changes name to Mikage International Preschool (MIP)
1995 - Earthquake devastates MIP but rebuilds and opens in 3 months
2002 - MIP receives NPO status under the corporate name Mikage International Children Center
2011 - MIP moved from Mikage to Ashiya to become Mikage International Preschool in Shio-Ashiya (MIPS)
2003 April 8 - Ashiya International School opens
AIS opens with 3 teachers and 4 students as an extension of Mikage International Preschool.
2005 - Summer VBS program kicks off
The first official summer Vacation Bible School program starts gathering over 80 children and youth assistants from around the world. Joins ACSI as a member school and chooses A BEKA as the main curriculum to properly teach English and phonics.
2006 July - Accredited as a foreign school
Hyogo prefecture accredits Ashiya International School as a foreign school, the fourteenth of its kind in the prefecture and first in 10 years. Gains membership in the Association of Foreign Schools in Hyogo Prefecture.
2007 May - Second building opens
The governor of Hyogo Prefecture and mayor of Ashiya City commemorate the opening of the school's second building, adding bigger classrooms, meeting and play areas.
2008 - SAT-10 Adopted
The school adopts the SAT-10 test to monitor academic performance alongside a global standard.
2010 - After School English Program Begins
An after school English program begins for kindergarten graduates who enroll in Japanese schools.
2011 - Combine Operations Under One Roof
MIP fully moves to Ashiya and offers programs for 1-1/2 year olds. Planning to expand afternoon, evening and Saturday programs by 2012.