Nagoya International School is a private, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from preschool through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1964. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 22 to January 20 and from January 23 to June 15.
Organization: The School is governed by a 7- to 9-member Board of Directors, elected or appointed for 2-year terms. The School is incorporated in both the United States and Japan and has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The Japanese Ministry of Education has granted the School status as a legal school body.
Curriculum: The curriculum offered is college preparatory. Courses include English for Speakers of Other Languages and Japanese language/history/culture. Art, music, drama, and physical education are part of the regular program. Nagoya International School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges is a member of the Council of International Schools. The school is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to deliver the Diploma Program (DP) and is a scheduled for an authorization visit for the Primary Years Program (PYP) in February 2012. NIS is also a candidate school for the Middle Years Program (MYP). NIS holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, Japan Council of International Schools, and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 41 full-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 325 (PS: 21; K.-grade 5: 127; grades 6-8: 86; and grades 9-12: 91).
Facilities: The school facilities include 4 instructional buildings, a sports field with field house, and ample play areas set on 8 acres of a park-like campus. Two of the 4 buildings were fully renovated in 2004; and the third building, which includes a gym, was completed in 1999. The fourth building, known as the Cultural Center, is a traditional Japanese house with garden, used for language, culture, and art classes. The sports field and elementary play area were renovated with artificial surfaces and age-appropriate equipment in 2006, and the field house was constructed at that time. The Middle School was expanded and renovated in 2008. Classroom facilities are modern, and the school boasts a very robust wireless network. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with computers; and the majority have interactive whiteboards as well.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, about 95 percent of the School’s income derives from regular day school tuition and fees and the remainder from gifts and earnings from permanent funds and endowments. The annual tuition rates are as follows: PS-grade 5: $16,950; and grades 6-12: $19,100. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars)