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The school respects the diversity of its community and provides quality education by empowering students to think, create, discover, solve problems, become responsible citizens, and achieve their personal best.

Good schooling is essential for children’s development during the early childhood. School always has a great influence on students and allows creativity and potential to develop.

To support the community of Hong Kong by providing high quality education, Japanese International School (JIS) was established in 1997. The school is located in the New Territories area of Hong Kong, Tai Po Kau and is accessible to a wide range of rural residential areas. It is situated on the edge of a large forested area of country park and few minutes from local universities and amenities. The school has two sections -an International (170 students, English medium) primary section and a Japanese primary section (around 440 students, Japanese medium).

The school offers inquiry-based international education in a small, closely knit, caring environment, built on three key values of ‘respect’ ‘commitment’ and ‘kindness’.

 Respect: For each other, relationships, surroundings, the environment, and learning.

 Commitment: To make a difference, to stay resilient and strong through adversity, to persevere in learning, to develop, to improve, to move forwards.

 Kindness: To all, to the world, to help, to support, to offer encouragement, to be open minded, to be fair.

Providing a Conducive Environment for Learning

The International section of the school is a small community that is housed in a large, shared campus and allowing the staff, students, and community to think creatively and dynamically about learning. The school offers a wide range of remarkable amenities for learning, allowing this small sized international school to dream and think ‘big’ and be creative in its vision for the students. It has spacious classrooms, a beautiful swimming pool, large gymnasium, rich library with a 15,000-book collection, student kitchen, science labs, music/drama rooms, and excellent I.T. resources. This school believes in personalized learning and has low student-staff ratio i.e., a teacher and an assistant per 25 students which helps to provide individual attention to each student. The campus promotes ample opportunity and achievement in learning, including sports and all areas of the arts.

International Curriculum Encompasses Diverse

Learning Experiences JIS believes that hands-on approach in the classroom is important because it allows students to engage in kinaesthetic learning alongside other learning styles.