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


Moving between school systems doesn’t have to be confusing - consult the table below to help place your child.



Class placement is based on your child's educational background and age on October 1st. Although our school year follows a North American school calendar (mid August through mid June), we are happy to accept students at any time during the school year. Please note that Japanese schools start from April, with the child being six when entering Grade 1.

Student placement decisions for those coming from a different school calendar is based on several factors, among which include age, educational history, and the percentage of school year already completed and still remaining at CA.

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