Japanese International School Hong Kong (JIS) was established in August 1997 with a large school campus opened in Tai Po, Hong Kong with an international section and a Japanese section to the school. Twenty years later the school is going from strength to strength offering both Japanese and international families an excellent educational experience for their children.
The international section community is delightfully small; around 170 students, allowing for a very intimate, caring, community environment in which staff, students and parents are working together to achieve dynamic goals for learning and development. Our students travel from a wide variety of residential areas of Hong Kong to enjoy our spacious, well equipped campus on the edge of a large country park in Tai Po district, New Territories, Hong Kong.
The Japanese International School, Hong Kong (International Section) was described by a HK education journalist as The holy grail of international primary schools in Hong Kong (2016). JIS was also recently nominated by The Knowledge Review (USA), international education publication as One of the 10 best international schools in Hong Kong (Nov 2018).
How would you rate Japanese International School (JIS)?
Great International school. A real IB Middle years program. Kids acquire great organizational habits as well as acquire independent learning skills. Years later, my kids never need to be pushed to learn. And they also acquired great mental math skills. They offer Japanese and Mandarin as a second language. The Gr.4 & 5 camps are exciting, usually in a nature reserve and the beach, whilst Gr.6 kids travel to Xian for a week (stay at the Hyatt) and have a fabulous and safe time away from their comfort zone- a real growing up experience. They come back very independent. Swimming is part of the curriculum and they have great facilities: indoor heated pool, track, rock climbing wall, football pitch, kitchen, indoor court, music room and music program, etc. They offer great extra activities too, like gymnastics, football, rugby, sailing in Sai Kung etc. They have a wadaiko drumming band- so awesome. They also have great access to Science Park, Tolo harbour, Tai Po nature reserve, jungle trekking, monkeys etc. The air quality is literally fresher than in the rest of HK because of the surrounding forests and the water from Tolo harbour. Mostly British teachers, a few Europeans (apart from Brit), Aussies and Canadians.