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International and Project Based Learning
Ages 12 to 16

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CurriculumsInternational and Project Based Learning
Leaving qualificationsSAT, TOEFL, ACT, and PSAT
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 16
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications SAT, TOEFL, ACT, and PSAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 8 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ¥3,800,000
to: ¥3,800,000
Address: 11290−1 Hokujo, Hakuba Village Kitaazumi, Nagano Japan 399-9301

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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


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?


Use of technology in the classroom

Every student has a laptop computer and each class has a google classroom site.

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?


External examinations or assessments available


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

30 min or less

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Student can create their own independent learning projects & classes are taught by ability not grade

Student access to education psychologist

We can refer students if requested by a family

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students send in previous school transcripts, have an interview with an admissions representative and submit a writing sample written in a session conducted by an admissions representative

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling admissions

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8:45 AM

School finish time

4:00 PM

Supervised care before/after school

Activities are offered until 5:30 PM

School bus service available

No, but in future years this will be available

School provided lunches


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

Yes, we offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Business Club, Chess Club, Baking Club, Band, Crafts, Art, Cool Tech, Newspaper, Board Games, Robotics, Board Games, MUN

Sports activities included

Physical Education, Weight Lifting/Fitness Club, Soccer, Running, Skiing, Snowboarding, Table Tennis, Cross Country Skiing, Pilates, Volleyball, Fishing, Ultimate Frisbee, Cycling, Mountain Biking

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We join local sporting events and next year we may have teams

Facilities at the school

Cool tech lab, science lab, boarding house with professional kitchen,

Sports facilities at the school

Near the school we have olympic ski/snowboarding resorts, gymnasium, weight training facilities, hot springs, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, pump track, olympic cross country skiing facility, soccer fields.

Grades/ages available for boarding

7th grade - 10th grade and through 12th grade by 2026

Boarding facilities at the school

Weekend and evening activities, full room and board, wifi, drop off and pick up from the bus and train station, two boarding houses with kitchens

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Hakuba International School uses project based learning to address the question how can people and the planet both flourish? Hakuba village and the outdoors is our classroom and we have a half school day to full school day each week designated to an expedition. Students also participate in 3 - 4 weeks throughout the school year in the outdoors, camping, hiking, or on the water learning about nature and outdoor skills. We are currently a 7th - 9th grade school and we are adding a grade each year until we are a 7th - 12th day and boarding school by the 2026 - 27 school year. We are a small school that will only have 20 students in each grade 7th - 9th and 30 students per grade 10th - 12th.

Teaching approach of the school

Hakuba International School uses a project based approach to learning. Students create, build and tackle real world problems to gain skills and understanding. We are a university preparatory school with all classes taught in English. We are accredited as a school in Japan and getting our US accreditation through WASC so our students will graduate with an official diploma recognized worldwide that will allow them to study at English speaking universities around the world.

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