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School Contact Information

  • Tel: +81-11-816-5000 | Fax: +81-11-816-2500

  • E-mail: | Website: 

  • Additional details on special needs support at post found on the School Summary Information Portal (must have OKTA login to access).  For more information, contact A/OPR/OS ( / +1-202-261-8200), MED/CFP Child and Family Program Team ( +1-202-663-1815), or the school directly.

    “We are able to (and do) serve students with a variety of special needs (learning, socio-emotional, etc.), though we are not currently equipped to serve students with severe developmental or cognitive disabilities.” –Hokkaido International School representative

    The Regional Education Officer for this school is Andrew Hoover.

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Download the Special Needs Profile (Spring 2023 Special Needs Japan, Sapporo) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.


The Hokkaido International School (HIS) is a private, coeducational, day and boarding school that offers a U.S.-style education from early years through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1958. The school year comprises two semesters extending from late August to mid-June. HIS also operates a second elementary school (EY-grade 6) in the resort region of Niseko, Hokkaido.

This 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 current as of March 2023 and provided by the school.

NOTE: School situations can change quickly, particularly as schools face cutbacks to learning support programs due to the pandemic, unrest, and economic uncertainty. For the most current information, work with the REO and school. Information in this document was collected by the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools directly from the school in spring 2023 and shows the availability of services rather than an assessment of the quality of the services. The profile is intended as a jumping off point for a conversation with the REO and school to understand the best fit for your child. Definitions may vary school to school.

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