Accreditations


Horizon Japan International School is an accredited CIS school. The final award of CIS accreditation shows that the school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to continuous improvement. In particular, the award of accreditation shows that the school:

  • is devoted to its mission and vision for students
  • has thought deeply about the services it offers to students, family and community.
  • invests the time and resources for validation from a globally-recognized accreditation authority
  • focuses on the quality of teaching, student learning, as well as student safeguarding and well-being
  • is committed to the development of the students’ global citizenship
  • has a suitable philosophy of education suitable for its students
  • promises only what it can deliver
  • is open to regular evaluation by its own school community and peer evaluators
  • constantly seeks improvement in all areas of the school plans strategically for the future.


The ACS WASC Commissioners have determined Horizon Japan International School (PK – 12) meets the ACS WASC criteria for accreditation. This accreditation status is based on all of the information provided by the school, including the self-study report, and the satisfactory completion of the on-site accreditation visit.
It is the decision of the Commission to grant Accreditation to Horizon Japan International School (PK – 12).


Being accredited by the Japanese Government means the following:

  • HJIS has a clearly defined mission and objectives.
  • HJIS has a well organized governing body with a constitution defining the authorities and responsibilities of its organizational units and how they function.
  • The financial resources and management of HJIS are capable of sustaining a sound educational programme consistent with its stated mission and objectives.
  • The school employs a sufficient number of staff members (administrative and instructional) possessing a certain number and level qualifications.
  • The school grounds, buildings, technical installations, basic furnishings and supporting equipment are adequate for effective support of the total school programme.
  • HJIS is regularly submitting reports to the government about how it is functioning.
  • HJIS is inspected regularly by government officials to verify that it is operating based on the regulations and guidelines set by the government.


Horizon Japan International School has received authorization from the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the Diploma Programme and is an IB World School. Since September 2013, we are offering the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11-12. The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme which enables students to develop good time management and organizational skills and become lifelong learners.


Being a member of ECIS means the following:

  • HJIS has a clearly formulated set of objectives and an educational philosophy which shall be set forth in a written statement.
  • HJIS is actively striving for excellence.
  • The school employs a sufficient number of staff members (administrative and instructional) possessing a certain number and level qualifications.
  • The programme of studies, in its overall content and design, its organizational arrangements, and its academic and instructional policies, represent a consistent and effective implementation of HJIS’s objectives and philosophy.
  • The overall (curricular and extra-curricular) programme provides students with the unique ingredients needed for their general human development.
  • HJIS provides pupil personnel services for its students which include:

(a) Maintenance of proper records
(b) Well-planned and rehearsed procedures in cases of fire, accident, medical or other emergencies

  • HJIS provides or arranges for services such as transportation, food, residence, etc. as are required in support of its programme, and ensures that these services meet acceptable standards of health, safety and comfort.
  • Instructional materials and equipment are adequate in quantity and appropriate in type to fulfil the basic needs of the school’s instructional programme.
  • The school grounds, buildings, technical installations, basic furnishings and supporting equipment are adequate for effective support of the total school programme.
  • The financial resources and management of HJIS are capable of sustaining a sound educational programme consistent with its stated philosophy and objectives.
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