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


Boarding - Developing Skills for Life

Boarding school provides a unique chance to develop the skills needed to succeed at college and beyond. A TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) study found that 78% of boarding school graduates felt well prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life, such as independence, social life, and time management, compared to 36% of private day and 23% of public school students.

Living on campus provides an additional bonus of providing opportunities to build meaningful connections with their teachers, some of whom serve as dorm parents, and advisors. Students are supported with their homework, and are provided with a structure and setting which allows them to focus on their studies, as well as participate in an active social and extra curricular  program. 

Students enjoy the freedom to develop independence within a trusted framework that ensures a safe engaging home-away-from-home environment.

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Embrace the Japanese Experience

Boarding at CA provides an experience that combines the opportunities of a world-class international education with the chance to immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture and age-old traditions. Picture yourself in a school that values individuality as much as community, history as much as progress. 

Kobe is a modern city with over 1.5 million people. It’s an easy place to live and study – things just work.  Life here is safe and dependable but there’s always something to do and discover. 

Learn about our Cultural Program

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Be Part of a Community

Being a boarder at Canadian Academy is about more than school. It’s about being part of something bigger. Of experiencing a sense of belonging; a second family.

There's lots to see and do, but not all things mean leaving your campus home. Evenings and weekends spent doing simple things like playing games, shooting basketball hoops, or enjoying a barbecue in the backyard with friends, will be moments that stick with you forever. Our boarders develop friendships for life. 

Our Approach to Student Wellbeing

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