Canadian Academy (CA), founded in 1913, is a private, day and boarding, international school which offers a challenging educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 in the English language. The school year, as in the USA, consists of two semesters, extending from August to mid-January and from mid-January through June.
Organization: The school is governed by a nine-member board of trustees. The headmaster serves as a voting member. The school is registered as a not-for-profit organization under Japanese law and has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Curriculum: The school is accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the Primary Years Program in the elementary school in PK-grade 5, the Middle Years Program in grades 6–10, and the Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12. The school offers an advanced college-preparatory educational program. A total of 50% of graduates in the class of 2022 attend North American colleges and universities with 14% attending university in Japan. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the Council of International Schools and is certified to award both the U.S. high school and IB diplomas. The school’s mission is to inspire students to inquire, reflect, and choose to compassionately impact the world throughout their lives.
Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, CA has 98 total staff including 65 teachers, 20 of whom are U.S. citizens, 16 host-country nationals, and 9 third-country nationals. Our faculty and staff represent 16 nationalities, including US, UK, Canadian, Japanese, Spanish, French, Australian, NZ, Korean, Malaysian, Finnish, Czech, Filipino, Russian, Belgian, Costa Rican, etc. All teaching faculty maintain a teaching certificate/credential e.g., Diploma of Teaching/registered Teachers certificate.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, enrollment was 602 (PreK-grade 5: 250; Middle School: 144; High School: 208). Of this total, 91 were U.S. citizens, 251 host-country nationals, and 48 third-country nationals. About 3.6% of the high school students live on campus in a CA dormitory.
Facilities: The current nine-acre campus was opened in 1990 and is a fully equipped educational environment. The school supplies iPads or laptops from PK through grade 5. Students in grade 6 and above are required to bring a laptop. The library was renovated in 2020 and contains nearly 40,000 volumes. Other facilities include a newly renovated dormitory, two theaters, three music rooms, a cafeteria, two gymnasia, two turf sports fields, and two elementary playgrounds. Our four science labs and elementary school Makerspace were fully refurbished in 2020 to reflect the latest trends in 21st-century learning.
Finances: Annual tuition fees are as follows: 3-year-old program: ¥1,000,000, 4-year-old K: ¥1,000,000; K-grade 5: ¥2,260,000; grades 6-8: ¥2,650,000; grades 9-11: ¥2,700,000 and grade 12: ¥2,850,000. The school also charges an application fee of ¥90,000; a registration fee of ¥400,000 payable each time a student applies and is accepted and enrolled at the school; and an annual building and development fee of ¥260,000. The annual dormitory fee is ¥1,800,000 including room and board. There is an English as an Additional Language fee of ¥200,000 annually for up to three years, and ¥100,000 annually after initial 3 years until a student reaches advanced level. EAL fee begins from grade one. The optional bus transportation fees are ¥153,200 to ¥290,000 per semester, depending on zone. These fees are payable in Japanese yen. (All fees are quoted in yen and exchange rates may vary.)
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Japan, Osaka Kobe) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are accurate as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.