Horizon Japan International School (HJIS) is committed to providing rigorous and challenging education within a safe and caring environment. We aim to nurture responsible lifelong learners who understand the importance of intercultural understanding to achieve global peace. At HJIS, we are lucky to have a community of learners who can ask and answer questions and know the value of lifelong learners. As an IB World School, we offer an inquiry-based approach in the Early Years, Preschool through Prekindergarten, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in KG-Grade 5, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 6-10, and the Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11-12.
We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, USA (WASC), and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), which prepares our culturally diverse student body for a lifelong commitment to learning. At our core, we are a community of educators and learners who are deeply dedicated to the well-being and success of every student – uniting us with a passion for lifelong learning. We embrace our core values of understanding, respect, and community and follow an American-style curriculum.
Our state-of-the-art campus, built-in 2019, has modern indoor and outdoor athletic facilities to provide a balance between the academic rigor and the recreational needs of our students.
This school is a small community with great people. The teachers care about students. Bullying is uncommon and rarely a case of issue. Most students care about each other and has an amazing connection with each other. The school is a growing school but still has a huge campus. The campus is about 5-10 minutes away from Yokohama station which makes it very accessible. The surrounding environment is very calm and has a mixture of both nature and city. The curriculum is rigorous but enables students to be comfortable with the amount of workload for university and their future careers.
My love and passion for HJIS is unmeasurable. Always a warm atmosphere where people treat each other like a family. It is such a huge opportunity for me to set foot on the amazingly beautiful campus and I will never ever take it for granted. Seriously, what a magical place!
Hello, I am the number one Horizon fan in the world. It has been a long debated question in school communities, "what is the best learning environment?" You could say its Harvard, the universally acclaimed Oxford university, or even MIT. However, there is one sacred school that has been severely overlooked, and of course I am talking about....HJIS. People make up a great community that is so important to me that it may begin to sound like I am exaggerating, but believe me, I'm not. To me this school is the inverse of Sacred learning. instead of the old campus of Horizon being better, I think most true fan would agree that the new one is the best one followed closely by the weaker but still awesome original campus. Why would you put that much pressure on yourself when cleaver, underrated gems like this exist? I say explore the bottom of the barrel, never leave your comfort zone, settle for whatever you can get and you might just find that Horizon Japan International School is the greatest and the purest school of all time.
As a student who goes to this school, I can say that I am really appreciative. We have wonderful teachers and faculties that are always there to help out. The school is an IB school which means it is "student centered." This really gives us students opportunities to be leaders. For example we can run our own after school clubs, awareness campaigns, and so on. The surrounding environment of the school is also really nice. After school, some students go to the park next door and chill. The campus is just a 7 minute walk from Yokohama station which makes it really convenient. I can also say that each school day is a new journey and excitement. Overall, HJIS is a wonderful place for learning and students love going to school here. They really make us students "life long learners."
Brilliant school, my son loves it there ... facility is top notch, great location, tuition fees is good compared to other exhorbitant international schools. Teachers friendly are native English speakers ... lots of homework ! Focused education
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