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IB, American, and Catholic
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, American, and Catholic
Leaving qualificationsIB Diploma and PSAT
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma and PSAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 28 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥1,718,660
to: ¥2,045,140
Address: Marist Brothers International School 1-2-1 Chimori-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe, Japan 654-0072
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

The school provides support for students from Grades 1 – 8 where English may not be their first language. Students who apply to enter Grades 9 – 12 must demonstrate proficiency in academic English.

Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for the Early Years and Grades 1 and 2.

Use of technology in the classroom

1:1 Apple Device in the Early Years and Elementary through to Grade 8. A BYOD Program is in place for Grades 9-12.

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, we offer religion and values with an emphasis on world religions.

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

Regardless of religious beliefs, our school supports all students through religion and values classes.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Please refer to our website

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

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Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

MBIS welcomes all applicants, but parents should note that MBIS personnel and facilities cannot accommodate the entire range of student needs. The school has limited resources.

Learning support offered

Whole School Counselor
Guidance Counselor
English Language Support
Medical Clinic - Medical Officer

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through the development of Individual Education Plans

Student access to education psychologist

Our team will work with families and refer to outside agencies

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Please refer to our website

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications are accepted throughout the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Please refer to our website

Sports activities included

Please refer to our website

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, cafeteria, science labs, field, music classroom, art classrooms

Sports facilities at the school

Playgrounds, gymnasium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Marist Brothers International School (MBIS) is a private, college-preparatory school, catering to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Since opening our doors in 1951, our graduates have consistently achieved placements in universities and colleges around the world. MBIS has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1972, and became an IB World School in 2017. We are committed to excellence in education, but believe that excellence means more than a rigorous and stimulating curriculum. Our holistic approach includes a focused dedication to character – developing skills which make our students stand out from the crowd. Character and community are at our heart – the foundation of the Marist ‘difference’.

Teaching approach of the school

The MBIS educational philosophy and guiding statements define who we are and what we do as a school and community. They go beyond classroom teaching and learning. It is our intent for these philosophical elements to permeate through the whole school community, and, indeed, help support and guide our graduates as they leave us and join a much bigger, global community. There are three components. The Mission is a statement of belief: who we are, and what we do. The Vision is a statement of intent: a goal for improvement, and part of our culture of always looking to improve as a school and community. Finally, the Marist Expectations (MEs) are about both present and future – they are embedded in our everyday teaching and learning, and are skills and attributes that are intended to be developed over time.

The MEs were adopted and adapted from the International Baccalaureate Organization’s IB Learner Profile:

“The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world… The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities” (IBO 2013).

MBIS adopted the attributes and adapted the descriptors to suit the unique context of our school.

The school community periodically undertakes a review of our guiding statements. Thus, they are not necessarily intended to be set in stone, but rather a dynamic set of principles that respond to the current goals and needs of the community. During the evaluation process, all stakeholders are expected to have an opportunity to provide feedback and held shape any new direction we choose to undertake.

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