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


Canadian Academy is committed to providing a safe environment for its students and all members of the community.


To this end, we strive to ensure the safety and well-being of every child.  CA endorses the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which our host country, Japan, is a signatory. We rely on preventative practices to reduce risk and ensure child safeguarding and will respond effectively to situations that are harmful to our students and our school community. CA’s Child Safeguarding Policy is reviewed and shared annually.

It is the goal of the Canadian Academy to maintain a school environment for all students free from abuse. All Canadian Academy employees share a collective responsibility for the safety of Canadian Academy students. No Canadian Academy employee may engage in any activity constituting abuse. All outside contractors or volunteers who act in a teaching or supervisory role with students receive Child Safeguarding training. Canadian Academy employees must report to the Headmaster, Child Safeguarding Officer or division principal any suspected abuse that takes place either in or out of school. 


Child Safeguarding Team

Jon Schatzky, Headmaster

Jonathan Calvert, Director of Finance & Operations

Brian Combes, Secondary School Principal

Heikki Soini, Elementary School Principal

Heather DeVore, Child Safeguarding Officer and High School Counselor