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Welcome to Horizon International School

Horizon Japan International School welcomes applications of students from all socio-economic, ethnic, religious, linguistic and national or international backgrounds who seek a challenging academic program and active participation in an inclusive, diverse and multicultural community.

The HJIS Online Application Form with all of the required documents needs to be completed within a month of the submission of the initial registration. Students are accepted on a space-available basis throughout the current school year, as we have a rolling admissions policy. Applications will not be reviewed until all the supporting documents are received by the admissions office.

There are five steps to complete the application form for HJIS. Please see below for specific information on each step.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend HJIS? -------------------- We have more than 500+ students from Preschool to Grade 12.

How many nationalities are represented at HJIS? -------------------- HJIS is strongly committed to promoting international-mindedness in our students, with over 37 nationalities represented in the student body and 22 nationalities in the faculty.

Does HJIS have any after school programs? -------------------- HJIS offers a range of after school programs (ASP’s) that match the diverse personalities and interests of our students, and new ASP’s are offered every semester. Our goal is to balance a challenging academic program with opportunities for self-exploration. You can find specific ASP offerings on our landing page.

Where is HJIS located? -------------------- Our campus in Yokohama makes our school accessible to students from various wards in Yokohama, Tokyo, and other cities in Kanagawa prefecture. Our closest stations are Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Shin-Takashima.

What is the student-teacher ratio? -------------------- The student-teacher ratio is 6:1

Does HJIS have a bus service? -------------------- We have 4 bus routes. Students can be picked up/drop off at several locations in or near Yokohama.

Does HJIS offer Japanese classes? -------------------- We offer Kokugo/JAL Japanese class once a week for Kindergarten and 5 times a week for Grade 1 – Grade 10.

Does HJIS provide lunch? -------------------- We work with Cezar’s Kitchen to provide nutritious school lunches for our students. Purchasing school lunch is optional and orders are placed in advance at the beginning of each term.

Are HJIS students required to wear a school uniform -------------------- HJIS students in all grades wear the school uniform.

What curriculum does HJIS teach? -------------------- HJIS is an IB world school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and implementing the IB Primary and Middle Years Programmes.

How large are the classrooms? -------------------- All classrooms have a capacity of 22 students.

What is the admissions process? -------------------- Preparation – Review our Admissions Policy and Admissions Handbook to check your child’s eligibility. Application Documentation (see the admission process in the Admissions section of this website) Assessment and Parents Interview if applicable – After reviewing your application, your child may or may not then be invited for an interview and placement assessment. Admission Decision

What is CCP? -------------------- The Corporate Contribution Program (CCP) represents a specialized corporate scholarship initiative designed to assist organizations in covering the educational expenses of their expatriate employees. Instead of directly paying tuition and associated fees, companies commit to providing donations to the educational institution. These contributions serve a dual purpose, firstly by contributing to the establishment of specific corporate scholarships, which are subsequently granted to the dependents of participating companies. Secondly, these donations play an important role in our school’s annual fundraising efforts.

Age and grade replacements -------------------- HJIS provides education from PreSchool through Grade 12.

Bank Accounts -------------------- Fees should be paid directly into the bank account below. Please include the student’s name with your payment to help us identify the source of payment.​ Bank name : Mizuho Bank (0001) Swift Code: MHCBJPJT みずほ銀行 ​ Branch name: Tsurumi Branch (362) 鶴見支店 Account no : Ordinary 2407328 普通 ​ Account name : Gakko Hojin Horaizon Gakuen 学校法人ホライゾンガクエン ガク)ホライゾンガクエン

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