Fukuoka International School
Fukuoka International School is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational day school which offers a comprehensive educational program for students of all nationalities; offering the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma to all grade 11 and 12 students as well as providing students with a FIS high school diploma. FIS offers classes from PK – grade 12.
The school was founded in 1972 with a high school program added in 1990. The school year is divided into two semesters extending approximately from August 25 to June 20. There are 180 “teaching and learning days” in the school year.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is offered along with a college-preparatory curriculum. English-Language-Learning (ELL), multicultural ways of thinking, Japanese, and information technology are used extensively. Starting with grade 1 there are English Language Learning (ELL) classes available throughout the grades. Students complete a minimum of 24 credits (26 college-bound) for graduation. The following are compulsory requirements: 4 credits of English, 3 credits each of math, science, and social studies, 2 credits each of foreign languages and physical education/health, 1 credit each of fine or performing arts, theory of knowledge, creativity, action and service (CAS).