Welcome to Japanese International School for the school year 2017 - 18 for another great year ahead.
This is our 20th year of operation and we look to share this with as many of our students and ex-students as possible during the year. Our first event was our 'welcome back BBQ' which doubled up this year as our 20th birthday party on Friday 15th September.
Our school was recently described by a local education journalist as 'the holy grail of international primary schools in Hong Kong' - something we are very proud of. The journalist noted further that we were 'a very small and authentic community school with creativity at the core, sharing an impressive campus and the facilties of a school ten times its size'
We are therefore delighted to welcome you to our 'authentic' and 'creative' school and hope that you will be interested to become part of JIS and its vibrant community.
The Japanese International School of Hong Kong opened in 1997 and has developed a very special niche in the provision of a top quality International School education within Hong Kong. On a large, purpose built campus in the North East New Territories of Hong Kong we provide a unique, multi-cultural context for our students. We are proud to be known as a very friendly school that offers all our families a strong commitment to education within a very special environment.
We are an authorised IB (International Baccalaureate) 'World School' and therefore offer the PYP (Primary Years Programme) as our curriculum. Our school was evaulauted again by I.B. staff in May 2015 to very high acclaim and was commended on achieving above I.B. expectations in many areas of the school. Many of our students come from a range of nationalities and cultures and so our curriculum is designed to reflect this. We set ourselves high standards in all that we do, both through academic study and the provision of a broad curriculum that encompasses a wide range of creative activities, environmental awareness and study.
At JIS we offer a learning environment that offers top quality facilities, within unique rural surroundings, that are accessible from all areas of Hong Kong.
We are delighted to be able to offer a full 'through train' of education from 4 - 18 years with our direct links to 'International College Hong Kong' (ICHK) - an ideal educational opportunity for the New Territories district of Hong Kong (www.ichk.edu.hk). ICHK opened in September 2009 as a feeder secondary school for JIS students and since its inception has gone from strength to strength. The school is now recognised internationally through the Cambridge University Innovation 800 project as a world leader in curriculum design and innovation. Around 50% of our students choose to attend ICHK, depending on their family residential location. We are a key part of the development of ICHK and offer Mr. Toby Newton and his staff at the College all our support in further developing this exciting initiative for education in Hong Kong and the future of JIS.
I would like to invite you to come to visit our school to see for yourselves what JIS can offer you and your family. I look forward to meeting you soon.