Hiroshima International School
Hiroshima International School is a fully accredited day school for students aged 3-18, committed to excellence in education. The school enrolls students from all over the world, creating a friendly and cooperative multi-ethnic student body.
HIS is proud to be an IB World School, offers the IBO Primary Years Programme (PYP) in our Elementary School and the IB Diploma Programme to our older students in Grades 11 and 12.
The school’s facilities include a large gymnasium, a library, a music room, an art room, a dance studio, an I.T. laboratory, a science laboratory, numerous subject specific rooms and an enclosed playground. Five new classrooms were added in 2005 and four more in 2007.
The school year starts in late August and finishes in late June.
While it is helpful for both the student and at least one parent to speak some English this is not essential; HIS has a specialist English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher who works closely with children to accelerate their learning of English.
Many people in the school – teachers and office staff – speak Japanese and it is always possible to assist those parents who do not speak English. School is increasingly communicating in both English and Japanese. In addition, the school runs an English Language Program which we would encourage parents to enrol in so that their English improves also: this is a great model for your children too! The most important thing is that we all share the same values and support the idea of international education.
All classes (apart from Japanese) are taught in English but HIS is not a ‘language school’.