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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||15 students / class|
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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 They are withdrawn from their English Language Arts classes all or part of the week by an EAL teacher and English is taught at a lower level until they gain confidence in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.
|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.
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)||
|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||
|School bus service available||
|School start time||
Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary School: 8:30
|School finish time||
Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary School: 15:15
|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.
|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: