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Doshisha International School, Kyoto

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 7 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 10 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: from: ¥1,550,000
to: ¥1,850,000
Address: 7-31-1 Kizugawadai, Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture, 〒619-0225, Japan
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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.
The Principal will interview both the Parent/s and the student applicant/s to confirm data supplied and to get to know the applicant and their English communication skills respectively.

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

IB Diploma

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

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.

School start time


School finish time


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.

Sports facilities at the school


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.

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