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



Our Mission

Canadian Academy inspires students to inquire, reflect and choose to compassionately impact the world throughout their lives.



Our Vision

CA will be known as a vibrant international learning community that fosters creativity, personal fulfillment, and local and global collaboration in a compassionate, adaptive environment.



Mission Outcomes

By 2025, each student will embody our Core Values and the IB Learner Profile thereby:

  • Continually generating challenging and meaningful questions, thinking critically, and creating novel responses.

  • Purposefully reflecting on thought processes and experiences to inform subsequent thinking and actions.
  • Enthusiastically and continually engaging in actions that positively impact the world.


Core Values

At Canadian Academy, we believe that:

  • Embracing human diversity provides opportunities for enrichment.
  • The health of our planet depends on the actions of each individual.
  • Compassionate actions benefit communities.
  • What we envision can be achieved through knowledge, creativity, and passion.
  • Critical inquiry is an essential component of more profound learning.
  • Leading by example is the essence of integrity.
  • Open, respectful, and inclusive communication builds trust.
  • Challenging experiences are opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Lifelong learning leads to self discovery and personal meaning.
  • Flexibility and resilience is necessary for success in a world of accelerating change.

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