Doshisha International School
DISK 1-12 English-language international school. It is the first international school established by one of the most distinguished institutions of higher education in Japan – Doshisha University. DISK is an IB World School authorized by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the IB Diploma Program
The school promotes Japanese language and culture in an internationally-minded environment, strives to stimulate the students’ interest in Japanese language.
It offers a balanced curriculum, in which language education plays a crucial role. English teachers are experienced specialists from around the world who strive to create high quality programs for our students. With their help, our students learn to express themselves in various ways, through literature, essays, speeches or drama performances, and activities organized at an international level.
In pursuit of aim for internationalism, cooperation and open-mindedness, various sports events and cultural exchange programs will be conducted together with students from other international schools, from Japan or other countries, as well as with students from Japanese schools.
Elementary school students take part in classes and activities together with the DIA Elementary School students, an opportunity which enhances their understanding of Japanese culture, allows them to communicate better with their peers, and offers new challenges on their path to acquiring knowledge.
Doshisha International Academy (DIA) is a unique concept in Japan where two schools exist in the same building, guided by the same educational ideals. These schools are DIA Elementary School and Doshisha International School, Kyoto (DISK). DIA Elementary School is a bilingual (Japanese-English) elementary school whose curriculum is an integration of the Japanese National curriculum and an international curriculum and whose students share facilities and activities with DISK elementary school students. DIA Elementary School and DISK elementary school students have a ‘Joint Learning Program’ for art, music, and physical education, a program in which students from both schools come together and learn in an authentic international context.