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


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A typical day in Middle School

Arriving at CA 8:15

I love going to school with my friends- chatting about classes, upcoming trips, and what we did on the weekend.


Our advisory program supports the physical, social, and emotional changes of the middle school years.

Our small group advisories start each day by checking in with each student, ensuring they are well-prepared for the day.

Working in advisories help children develop strong bonds and friendships.

Art at 9:15

Art, music, drama, design- I really enjoy showing my creative side- especially in these classes!


Each of our courses last 80 minutes in the middle school, allowing for students to dig deep into their studies.

The courses rotate over a 9 day schedule, with an additional Extended Learning Opportunity block of time built into the schedule. The ELO touches upon a variety of subjects, encouraging trans-disciplinary thinking.

Lunch at 11:40

A busy morning- a good lunch and catching up with friends are a great way to get ready for the afternoon.



Our recently renovated science labs offer a flexible learning space. As much of our science program is experiential, this space is put to good use.


Math at 14:05

Math is really fun- my teacher individualizes the work for each of us- making sure we are challenged.




Whether your child is an athlete, a performer, or a coder, it's likely we will have a club or activity that will pique your child's interest. And whether they are highly skilled or a novice, all are invited to participate.







About 40% of our students live on Rokko Island, within a 10 minute walking distance. Those coming from Osaka and other parts of Kobe either take one of our school buses, or come to school using public transportation.

Trains are widely used in Japan, and are safe, clean, and convenient.

Advisory 8:30

Advisory starts our day-- planning service projects, checking our organization, and listening to the morning announcments.



In grade six, students rotate through the fine and performing arts, allowing them to discover a new passion. As they grow older, students select from these courses in order to further refine their skills and knowledge.

PE at 10:15

It's so cool we can record our performance and then review and reflect on it- making it even better.



Lunch is hot and nutritious- with several options from which to choose. A salad bar, sandwich wraps, soups, and vegetarian selections round out the offerings.

Students can also choose a hot bowl of ramen-- or bring an obento (packed lunch) from home.

Science at 12:20

I really like our hands-on experiments. I'm investigating what influences a paper airplane's flight.



Differentiated and individualized instruction is a hallmark of Canadian Academy. Whether it is extending well beyond grade level expectations or providing additional language and  learning support, our staff are quite adept at meeting the needs of each individual learner.

After School Play Practice

I love performing- we have so many opportunities throughout the year to hit the stage.