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International Schools in Japan

Interested in teaching jobs in Japan? Japan is home to several top-quality international schools. Below is a sampling of some of these institutions.

Yokohama International School

Founded in the aftermath of the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1924, the Yokohama International School currently provides a balanced international education to over 700 students from over 40 different countries. The school follows the International Baccalaureate program from Early Childhood through High School, and imposes additional graduation requirements in computer literacy and community service.

Fukuoka International School

The Fukuoka International School was established in 1972, and continues in the present to provide its students with a nonsectarian international education. The school follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, including the Primary Years Program. Graduates of the school have gone on to attend universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Spain. Prospective teachers must hold valid teacher certification, must provide proof of at least 2 years of teaching experience, and must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. Teachers hired from overseas will have their travel expenses covered and are given housing, shipping, and furniture allowances.

International Secondary School

The International Secondary School provides students grades 5-12 with a broad curriculum created from a mixture of curricula used in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The school also runs a special education program for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The International Secondary School provides highly individualized education to its 55 students.

Yoyogi International School

Founded in 1999, the Yoyogi International School provides an international education to over 160 students grades K-12 from over 25 countries. The school employs a curriculum that is influenced by both the International Baccalaureate program and American teaching guidelines. Located next to Tokyo’s largest metropolitan park, the school’s facilities include athletic facilities and computer terminals.

Osaka International School

The Osaka International School and its sister school, the Senri International School, together provide a top-quality balanced education to their students. The schools are home to a competitive athletics program, an elite music program, and boast a 97% success rate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

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