Horizon Japan International School
A very warm welcome to Horizon Japan International School. The modern world obliges our students to have a more sophisticated range of skills than it ever has before. In our world which has become even more interconnected and globalised, probably the most essential skills are communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, risk taking, intercultural awareness, international-mindedness and lifelong learning. Horizon is a remarkable learning place in which individuals from over 20 nationalities teach, learn and grow every single day. Our students contribute to their own lives as well as the lives of others and the school, which I believe is a vital thing that a school can give to its students.
Horizon shares your yearning to prepare your children for the unimaginable future. We give them the opportunities to explore and help them prosper when they grow. Our school provides an education that combines high academic standards with a truly international personal perspective and good character.
We have a carefully blended curriculum of the IB Diploma Programme, Cambridge Curricula, adapted UK frameworks and the Japanese Curriculum, which provide a rigorous comprehensive educational programme preparing our students for the next phase of their education and accoutring them to be fruitful members of their own communities. Additionally, we seek to prepare pupils for the leadership that this world needs. This challenging education takes place in an ideal learning environment at both the Yokohama and the Sendai Campuses. At these campuses, the students can focus on their own academics and develop the strategies for making a real difference in the lives of their own and their communities. Horizon not only benefits from the enormous cultural and technological resources of Japan but also from the relationship the school has with the local and the international communities.
The high standards of Horizon are acknowledged by the Kanagawa and Miyagi Prefectural Governments as well as WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and CIS (Council of International Schools). In addition, Horizon is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School Implementing the Diploma Programme and hence will provide a seamless continuum of programs for all of our students in PreK~12.
I hope you are able to take the opportunity to browse this website and find out more about our school. If you require further information about the school that cannot be located on this site, please feel free to contact us directly.
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