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


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Take a look at our newest renovations in the Elementary School!

Map Points

1. Main Entrance
2. Atrium
3. Library
4. Maker Space
5. Cafeteria
6. Main Gym
7. Fitness Center
8. Main Theater
9. Science Labs
10. Nurse's Office
11. Art Classrooms
12. Music Rooms
13. Elementary Wing
14. Tea Ceremony Room
15. Design Lab
16. Elementary Playground
17. ELAC Entrance
18. ELAC (Early Learning Activities Center)
19. P&G Black Box Theater
20. ELAC Gym
21. Lilly Field
22. Nestlé Field
23. Dorm Houses
24. Parking Lot

Outstanding Learning Facilities

Classroom spaces are spacious at all grade levels, affording opportunities for flexible and dynamic learning with modular furniture suited to all learning styles. Our youngest learners enjoy classrooms which are empirically designed for early years education, flowing seamlessly from indoor to outdoor learning, gardening, and play spaces. 

Purposeful Design

As we continue to develop our campus, we purposefully incorporate design decisions that meet the needs of our students. Our newly renovated library, science labs, atrium, cafeteria, Elementary classrooms, and boarding facilities reflect our dedication to providing students with the best possible environment in which to thrive. 

Community Values

Based on our belief that the best learning takes place socially, we have purposefully centered our campus around a freshly renovated atrium, featuring a performance space, flexible learning areas, and community coffee shop. Students enjoy gathering here during and after their classes. The atrium connects upward to our stunning library, and downward to our cafeteria.

Home away from Home

Our boarding students enjoy their stylish dormitory facilities, where the concept of home away from home is woven both into the design of our residential life program and into the language of the architecture itself.  Girls’ and boys’ dormitories open onto central kitchens and dining areas for socialization, with carefully designed shared bedrooms achieving balance between privacy and friendship.

Event Spaces

There's always something exciting going on at Canadian Academy. Artists and performers have the use of two world-class theater spaces which are professionally maintained by a dedicated engineer. Athletes perfect their skills in one of our two full-size gymnasia, on one of our two sports fields, on our outdoor basketball and tennis courts, or in our well-equipped fitness center.

International Inspiration

Our entire community enjoys the tranquility of our tea ceremony room, the comfort of the tatami matting in our presentation spaces, and the energy of the bamboo and other plants spread across our campus. Natural light and materials have been incorporated to provide learners with stimulating environments while also visually reflecting traditional Japanese aesthetics. 

Our school’s Board of Trustees made a courageous choice in the late 1980s when they decided to relocate CA from its original site in Nagamine-dai to the then-nascent Rokko Island. In retrospect it is self-evident that the ample physical space afforded by the move – and the highly specialized facilities we have subsequently developed – enabled CA to flourish into the school of choice in Japan, offering outstanding learning opportunities to all learners of all ages. Now, our nine-acre campus on Rokko Island is central to our students’ lives and a cornerstone of the idyllic residential community nestled in the bay of Kobe.

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