Enrolling your child at the beginning of the academic year in September is ideal.
However, if that timing is not possible, enrolling to start classes in November, January, or April is recommended.
As it takes 2 to 3 weeks for assessment and application, contacting the school well in advance will help make the process smoother.
Does the curriculum include Japanese classes?
As a rule, all classes are conducted in English.
Some elementary classes, such as Japanese culture and
social studies are taught in Japanese.
The school cooperates with KUMON that offers classes to learn Japanese, English and Mathematics,
walking distance from campus.
To where do graduates of the school transfer?
Common schools that have accepted our graduates:
★Marist Brothers International School
★St. Michaels International School
★Kobe Chinese School
Osaka International School
Kyoto International University Academy
(★ Member of the Foreign Schools Association of Hyogo Prefecture with AIS)
Obayashi Sacred Heart School
Nigawa Gakuin Elementary School
Stella Maris (Kobe Kaisei)
Kwansei Gakuin Elementary School
Konan Elementary School
Koshien Gakuin Elementary School
Where is Ashiya International School?
Ashiya International School is located in Ashiya City, Japan about midway between Kobe and Osaka City.
A river runs through the narrow city of Ashiya, providing much greenery and nature for residents to enjoy. City ordinances to prevent gambling and arcade business operations makes Ashiya a suitable area to raise children.
The city also regularly issues newsletters in English for foreigners to be informed of the latest news. (See Ashiya City website below:) http://www.city.ashiya.lg.jp/kokusai/living_information/index.html
What is “Gakko Hojin” Status
Only a select few schools are recognized by the prefecture as a legal Gakko Hojin status entity.
There are a multitude of international schools for preschool and kindergarten children all throughout Japan. However, only a select few schools are recognized by the prefecture as a legal Gakko Hojin status entity. Such schools, including Ashiya International School, have cleared strict requirements by the educational standards (staffing, curriculum and financial) set for foreign schools and annually provide reports to the government. Schools that do not have such status are often run by individuals or companies that set personal standards for teaching and operating.