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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||10 students / class|
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|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Average number of students per class||
DISK class sizes are generally small with an average of 6-10 students in each class.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Entry evaluation for students||
Entrance testing and interviews
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
All applicants take language and mathematics tests as part of the admissions process. Non-native speakers of English are expected to be able to read, speak and write English at grade level within two years.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Applications are accepted throughout the school year.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
|External examinations or assessments available||
|School bus service available||
School buses run to and from the nearby train stations of: JR Hosono, Kintetsu Shin-Hosono, and Kintetsu Tomigaoka. Students may also walk from Yamadagawa station (approx. 10 minute walk).
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|Learning support offered||
The goal of the school is to support student needs adequately. With this in mind, students flagged at admissions are informally or formally assessed to ensure the school can meet their needs. Parent interviews, trial days and diagnostic screenings and assessments are some of the other ways in helping DISK determine the level of support required and the possibility of meeting those needs. Parents may be requested to provide further diagnostic information to help clarify presenting needs.
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Yearbook, badminton, running, film and social media, programming, lacrosse, clay sculpture, Japanese film, jigsaw puzzles, robotics, TED talks, sandwich making, world cultures, money management, gaming (non-digital)
|School provided lunches||
DISK has a large multi-purpose room which can be used as a lunch room, most students eat in the homeroom. DISK does not have a cafeteria. However, we provide a lunch ordering system or students can bring lunch from home.
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|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Doshisha International School, Kyoto is a grade 2-12 school that delivers an international curriculum in English, designed to meet the needs of the internationally-minded community residing in the Kansai area.
|Teaching approach of the school||
As an IBO World School, DISK supports students in becoming inquiring, open-minded, caring, reflective thinkers and communicators who take risks and are principled, knowledgeable and balanced. The IBO programs provide the framework in which curriculum is delivered from grade 2 to grade 12. DISK teachers work within the framework to extend learning experiences that cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in a modern global community.