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


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By graduation, our High School students are equipped for the future with a wealth of knowledge and a strong sense of self.


Our High School Program at a glance...

Personal Fulfillment

Our High school program is designed to enable students to discover their passions, talents, and interests. We value the individuality of our students, and encourage them to discover what gives them a sense of personal fulfillment. From the time they start Grade 9, to the day they graduate Grade 12, our high school students are provided a wealth of opportunities (classes, service activities, clubs, sports) to explore. 

Critical Thinking and Real-World Complexity

In high school, all courses challenge students to think independently, identify problems, and make connections to real-world issues. Our students are actively engaged in contemporary issues, working hard to create solutions for difficult and complex problems. They are encouraged to generate meaningful questions, think critically, and create novel responses. 

Thoughtful Impact

Our high school students are encouraged to be thoughtful about the impact they have on others and on the world. We are committed to creating a sense of belonging for our students, and students are encouraged to be compassionate and collaborative learners. Outside of class, our student-initiated clubs and activities focus on creating positive impact for our community and for others. 


Grades 9-10

Students in Grades 9 and 10 complete the final two years of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Not only does the MYP provide a strong foundation for the university preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12, but its focus on conceptual and inquiry-based learning allows students to develop the skills and dispositions needed to find a sense of belonging as well as to actively engage in actions that will positively impact the world. The MYP experience culminates in Grade 10 with a student-led Personal Project. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their interests and demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned over the course of their MYP studies. 

Grades 11-12

Students in Grades 11 and 12 take IB Diploma Programme (DP) courses, with three pathways to graduation:

CA Diploma + International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme:

The Diploma Programme is a pre-university course that leads to external examinations and is designed for high school students aged 16 to 19. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB Diploma holders access to the world's leading universities. Students who follow the IB Diploma take courses from six subjects areas: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Mathematics, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, and the Arts. Three of these subjects are taken at higher level (HL) and three at standard level (SL). At the core of the IB Diploma are the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS).

CA Diploma + IB Courses Certificates:

Our High School students also have the option to take IB courses without pursuing the full IB Diploma. Students who would like to dedicate their time to a specific area of strong interest may prefer to choose this option. This gives students the flexibility to choose individual IB courses according to their aspirations. The number, type, and level of subjects are chosen in response to an individual student’s needs. Each IB course completed will lead to an externally recognized result for that course. 

CA Diploma + IB Bilingual Diploma Programme:

Many of our students are multilingual, and some may choose to complete the IB Bilingual DP. Students pursuing the Bilingual DP take two Language A classes (Studies in Language and Literature), rather than one Language A class and one Language B (Language Acquisition) class.

View our course catalogue here