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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
Approximately 35% of students at HIS have two Japanese parents, another 35% have one Japanese and one non-Japanese parent and the remaining 30% are expatriate, coming from some 10 nationalities.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as an Additional Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
In the Early Childhood classes, HIS normally has no more than 16 children with two adults, in the Primary classes student numbers are usually in the region of 15-20 with a maximum of 24 and in the Secondary school class sizes will vary depending on the subject and grade level with a maximum of 24.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Results in these examinations||
IB Diploma average score: 35
|Entry evaluation for students||
Assessment and interview
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The interview is designed to find out from the student what they enjoy about school and what they are expecting at HIS: it is also designed to find out from parents why they wish their child to receive an international education. It is also a final opportunity for parent or student questions to be answered.
The admission assessments have two main purposes:
Assessment of the students previous learning and understanding, if appropriate, and Identification of any learning and/or language support needs the student might have.
All assessments are age-appropriate and are designed to be straightforward and non-stressful: we want the students to be able to show what they are capable of. For younger students the assessments are primarily observational or one-on-one with a teacher, whilst for older students there will also be short written assessments of numeracy and literacy.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
In line with the needs of families to move globally and locally at all time of the year, HIS accepts applications all year round.
|Supervised care before/after school||
Currently there is no after-school provision beyond the two days of after-school activities.
|School bus service available||
|Facilities at the school||
Library, music room, art room, dance studio, science laboratory.
|Sports facilities at the school||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Hiroshima International School is fully authorised to offer the programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.