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American and Christian
Ages 6 to 18

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CityKyoto-Osaka-Kobe
CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public

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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 6 students / class
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: 282-2 Oaza Misato, Heguri-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara-ken, 636-0904 Japan
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Number of students

35

Number of nationalities represented in the school

9

Most common nationality

Japanese

Ratio of local students to international students

5:1

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No, they must pass the English entrance test in order to be admitted.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese

Max. number of students per class

12

Average number of students per class

6

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Use of technology in the classroom

Students have access to computers (both school and personal) and wi-fi.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We teach Bible classes at all levels and we have Chapel every Friday. Prayers of thanks to God are also given for meals and other things.
Christian religion

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The parents must agree to the following:
1) Christian ethics and Bible will be taught as part of the curriculum.
2) We will not oppose the school's philosophy or statement of faith.
3) We will use biblical principles to solve any grievances we may have

External examinations or assessments available

Annual Testing (Iowa Test of Basic Skills)

Results in these examinations

Student results are most often in the categories of average to above average.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, they do.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the age of the students. Total homework time is expected to be 20 to 30 minutes per core course

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

80%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No.

Student access to education psychologist

Not through KCS

Entry evaluation for students

We give an entrance test after application and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Wide Range Achievement Test, 5th edition

Waiting list

No, however if the classroom is at its capacity, we can put students on a waiting list.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

Students must be in their seats by 8:15.

School finish time

3:25

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

No, they bring their own lunches.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Girls' basketball team, Annual drama production, Student Council

Sports activities included

All students have Physical Education (P.E.) classes during the week.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Depending on the number of students, we may have boys or girls basketball or volleyball teams which join a sports league.

Facilities at the school

Multi-purpose hall, library, computer lab, science lab, kitchen prep area

Sports facilities at the school

KCS makes regular use of excellent public facilities, which are located just minutes away. Such facilities include basketball courts, a soccer field, and tennis courts. We also have a children's playground (grades 1-4) and a larger sport area for morning and noon recesses and P.E.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kansai Christian School was established in 1970 as an English-language school serving the evangelical Christian missionary community in the Kansai region. Today, over 50 years after its founding, KCS continues to provide a Biblically-based 1st-12th grade education to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

KCS campus, situated between flower fields and rice paddies in Nara Prefecture’s Heguri Town, provides a peaceful setting for a Christ-centered and truly international community of learners.

Teaching approach of the school

KCS' curriculum, based on American curriculum standards, is designed to prepare students for college and to prepare them for Christian service.

The biblical view of life, which understands God's truth to be the standard of all truth, is the foundation upon which the curriculum is based. The curriculum thus serves to reaffirm the biblical view of the home. KCS recognizes that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children, therefore KCS functions in cooperation with parents.

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