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


Embrace your creativity! Canadian Academy boasts a rich arts program, which encompasses Visual Arts, Theatre, and Music.


All students will take the Arts as part of their daily classes, and there are countless opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom as well. Our extensive Arts program is reflected in our school facilities, which include five art classrooms, two theatres, and four music classrooms.

Visual Arts

In Early Childhood and Elementary, our students learn to embrace their creativity and explore the elements of art through a variety of projects.

In Secondary School, students have the opportunity to continue their artistic journey. Through guided projects and artist investigations, students will refine their skills and develop more sophisticated methodology.

Throughout the year, student works are displayed in our atrium during our regular Art Exhibitions. 


Our Secondary School theatre program teaches students to collaborate, create, and perform. Students learn how all the elements of a drama production, from script-writing and costuming to lighting and sound production, come together to tell a story. 

In addition to our in-class theatre program, students have the chance to join the Elementary, Middle School, or High School drama productions which take place every year as an extra- or co-curricular activity.


Starting in Early Childhood and Elementary, our students try out different instruments, and are introduced to concepts like rhythm and harmony. This knowledge is displayed during grade level performances. 

In Secondary School, students can develop their musical skills further in Choir, Band, or Orchestra classes. In these classes, students explore advanced techniques and solidify their ability to play the instrument of their choice. Be sure not to miss our bi-annual concerts!

International Opportunities

High School Arts students at Canadian Academy have the chance to get involved in workshops with other international schools around Asia. This includes ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association), AMIS (Association of Music in International Schools), and Artist-in-Residence programs. CA is also a proud member of APAC (the Asia Pacific Activities Conference). Learn more about APAC for the Arts here

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