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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


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We understand that selecting the next school for your family is not just about education, it is also about quality of life.

Canadian Academy, located in Kobe, Japan, is ideally located to offer access to a rich culture, breathtaking nature, and exciting urban adventures.

Being about one hour away from the cities of Kyoto and Nara, one can immerse oneself in the traditions of Japan. Catch a glimpse of a geisha walking down the street as you take in temples over a thousand years old. Take part in a tea ceremony while donning a kimono yourself. 

But Japan is not stuck in the past; Kobe is a modern city with over 1.5 million people. Being located 20 minutes from Osaka, shopping, museums, entertainment and dining options are seemingly endless.

Every once in a while you might want to get away from it all. Kobe is nestled between the Rokko Mountain range and the ocean, with hiking, surfing, and skiing nearby. 

You might be amazed at how 1st graders in Japan are able to ride trains to school by themselves. Families feel safe and secure, knowing that communities take care and look out for each other. Public transportation is convenient, clean and modern.

In many ways, it’s an easy place to live. Things work. On time. Dependable.

But upon arriving in Japan, the traditions, the culture, and the nature won’t be the first thing that strikes you; it will be the hospitality of our host country and its people. 

Yokoso Japan.