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Makuhari International School

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CurriculumInternational, Japanese
Languages of instructionEnglish and Japanese
Age RangeAges 3 to 12
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Japanese
Native English and Japanese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Japanese)
Class sizes Average 24 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a 12 year old child.

Address: Japan, 〒261-0014 Chiba Prefecture, Chiba
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Number of students

385

Number of nationalities represented in the school

27

Most common nationality

Returning Japanese, Dual Nationality Japanese-Expat; Expat (varies widely)

Ratio of local students to international students

60% Returning Japanese who have lived overseas; 30% Dual-Nationality; 10% Expat

Max. number of students per class

20 in Kindergarten; 26 in Elementary

Average number of students per class

16 in Kindergarten; 24 in Elementary

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. Teaching Assistants support at all levels of the school.

Native English and Japanese speaking teachers

Yes, all are native English-speakers and native Japanese-speakers within their respective subject areas. All subjects are taught in English with the exception of Japanese and G5/6 Japanese Social Studies.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Japanese

We have a English Support Program as well as a Japanese Studies Program for students need language support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese. Other languages often offered in after-school clubs/activities.

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated into daily lessons in a wide variety of ways. All classes have interactive whiteboards and class sets of iPads are shared across levels of the school. Additionally, students use the ICT Suite on a weekly basis.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, homework is given to reinforce classroom learning.

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies on Grade Level. Typically 20-30 minutes daily.

Uniform required

Yes.

Waiting list

At most grade levels currently.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Interviews and assessments are given to students prior to enrollment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

November for April Enrollment. School year runs from April to March with a modified Japanese-International School Calendar.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we do have open enrollment throughout the year.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

As MIS goes up to Grade 6, students go on to either International Middle Schools or Japanese Junior High Schools.

External examinations or assessments available

G1-6 New Group Reading Test, G3-5 International Schools Assessment (ISA), G6 Japanese National Exams, G4 Chiba City Exams

Results in these examinations

MIS students consistently outperform all international standards on the International Schools Assessment (ISA) in all academic areas. Students typically score at or above both national and prefectural standards when assessed in Japanese.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

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

N/A

School bus service available

Yes, our school offers a number of routes serving our surrounding communities. More info at https://www.mis.ed.jp/parents/transportation/

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes.

Learning support offered

Our school has both a Learning Support Program which supports students with mild learning challenges in both English and Japanese.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students are challenged and enriched/extended when needed. Students are encouraged to avail of a number of opportunities to highlight and enhance their individual talents.

Student access to education psychologist

No.

School start time

8:50am

School finish time

3:20pm for K2-G6; 1:30pm for K1

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, the school offers an After School Care Program for a fee until 6:30pm daily.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a wide variety of clubs and activities on a daily basis featuring sports, art, drama, language, culture, homework support, English language development, & technology.

School provided lunches

School lunch can be ordered and is provided by an outside catering service.

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

No.

Sports activities included

PE is taught across the school. After-school activities include soccer, basketball, baseball and other sports.

Sports facilities at the school

State of the art gymnasium and large open play areas including a large grass field.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have an MIS Football Club which competes locally.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are proud to provide a unique educational experience to both returning Japanese students and expatriates that develops students to be multilingual, internationally minded 21st Century model citizens. Our world class, award winning facilities on a spacious campus coupled with richly resourced learning environments – including integrated technology – provide our staff and students every opportunity to achieve academic success in nurturing surroundings. Our students time and time again tell us how much they love coming to MIS and, upon their return, graduates repeatedly share their appreciation for the support and challenge that they were afforded here.

Teaching approach of the school

Our curriculum, based on the Japanese national learning objectives, is delivered via an international teaching and learning model. This provides our students the opportunity to access both international middle schools and Japanese junior high schools. The key to any school is its staff. MIS is honored to have a diverse, highly qualified team of educators and support staff from all over the globe who offer dynamic learning opportunities and a rich assortment of extra-curricular activities. We pride ourselves in meeting the individual needs of students and ensuring their academic and socio-emotional success while nurturing global citizenship to develop students who actively contribute to our world.

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