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Horizon Japan International School

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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥1,800,000
to: ¥2,100,000
Address: 1-24 Onocho, Kanagawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 221-0055, Japan
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

Currently, 1/3 of the students have a foreign nationality, 1/3 have dual nationalities and 1/3 have a Japanese nationality.

Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language Support. There are mainly two types of EAL support provided at HJIS:

- Pull-out support is for students who feel more comfortable receiving instruction at their level of proficiency. They are withdrawn from their English Language Arts classes all or part of the week by an EAL teacher and English is taught at a lower level until they gain confidence in entering the regular classes.

- In class support is provided to students who feel comfortable being instructed at the school level, but need assistance in accomplishing tasks assigned during English Language Arts classes. The EAL teacher spends time inside the classroom with those students and they work together on the language activities so that the student is supported to become an independent learner.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese, Turkish, Russian

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All students must go through a level test and an individual interview in order to be accepted into HJIS. As a part of the application process all parents must sit the enrollment interview, which is to ensure the school's philosophy and programs match parent's educational beliefs and expectations.
Factors that contribute to acceptance depending on the grade are:

Preschool: Ability to separate from parents, social maturity, self-help skills, language ability, fine and gross motor skills and the current makeup of the class. Students must be able to toilet themselves independently.

Primary and Middle School: Age-appropriate social skills, language ability, academic ability and the current makeup of the class.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Most children are admitted in September, but if vacancies exist the school will normally admit children throughout the course of the year.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


School start time

Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary School: 8:30
Secondary School: 8:15

School finish time

Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary School: 15:15
Secondary School: 15:25

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Robotics, soccer, drama, yoga, maths, cooking, knitting, study skills, art and design, school band, volleyball, graphics design, basketball, football, tennis.

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, gymnasium, a mini basketball pitch, a mini football field, and playing fields.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Horizon Japan International School serves students from preschool through high school, and is an IB World School.
The school's mission is to develop each student by providing an outstanding international education for overall success in a caring and courageous environment from early years through to university entrance.

Teaching approach of the school

HJIS has a carefully blended curriculum of the IB Diploma Programme, Cambridge Curricula, adapted UK frameworks and the Japanese Curriculum, which provide a rigorous comprehensive educational programme preparing all students for the next phase of their education and accoutring them to be fruitful members of their own communities. Additionally, HJIS seeks to prepare pupils for the leadership that this world needs.

HJIS aims at educating each of its students to be:
- A responsible and principled individual who is respectful and caring towards self and others
- A successful and independent learner who accepts challenges and uses inquiry and critical thinking to gain knowledge
- A global citizen and leader who can communicate effectively with an open mind and multilingual skills

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