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


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Proud to be an IB World School

Offering the International Baccalaureate Programmes from PreK to Grade 12, we encourage diversity, international mindedness, curiosity, and a healthy appetite for learning and excellence.

Our programmes focus on fostering critical thinking and building problem-solving skills.
Student learning is driven by three essential elements
Inquiry, Reflection & Impact

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Students develop the skills and confidence to become critical thinkers and independent learners. With a rich, experiential learning environment, our students learn to put their inquiry into action. Learning at CA requires students to be deep thinkers.




Students participate in their own learning through reflection and student agency. Students from Elementary to Secondary are supported to learn self-management skills, self-reflection skills, creative thinking, and interpersonal skills, all of these give students the tools they need to take responsibility for their own learning. Student agency is at the heart of our programmes - student choice, voice, and ownership of learning. Learning at CA is a reflective experience.

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Students take action out of their learning. Whether through service projects, exhibitions, or collaborations beyond the classroom, students explore and consider the impact of their actions and choices, both on their own lives and those around them. Learning at CA has an impact on our students’ lives.


How We Are Structured

Elementary Division

Pre-K to Grade 5

The Early Learning and Elementary programs nurture and prepare young students to become caring, active agents of their own learning and partners in the learning process.

It focuses on the whole child, developing learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and seeking out opportunities to actively participate in the world around them.

Early Childhood (PreK-Grade 1)

Grades 1 - 5

Secondary Division

Middle School
Grades 6 to 8

Middle school is an exciting time when students learn about the world and themselves in a supportive and challenging environment.

Our middle school students begin to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, while learning how to learn through a focus on communication, research, self-management, collaboration, and critical thinking skills across all subjects.

Grades 6 - 8


Secondary Division

High School
Grades 9-12

Upon graduation, our students leave with excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically, well prepared for their next steps.

Leadership and connecting with our communities is highly valued; as such our students are actively engaged in service projects and in a wide variety of co-curricular clubs and activities.

Grades 9-12

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

Canadian Academy’s Learning Principles

Teaching and learning is driven by our Learning Principles, which describe high quality learning and support students throughout the IB programmes.

Learning is nurtured in a warm, caring, and supportive environment

Learners are passionate, engaged, and have challenging expectations for themselves

Learning is grounded in a relevant and meaningful curriculum that is clearly articulated and assessed

Learners engage in critical enquiry and more complex levels of thinking

Learning is purposeful, meaningful, and authentic

 Learning is social

Learners are involved in their various communities

Learners engage in the process of metacognition