Hokkaido International School

1-55 5-jo 19-chome, Hiragishi, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 062-0935 Japan

HIS opened as Hokkaido American School after the closing of a local US military school to educate the remaining American missionary pupils who had been left without a school to attend. The school assumed its current name in 1961 as a reflection of its growth, and the present-day school serves the entire international community of Sapporo. Students follow a primarily American curriculum, with Advanced Placement courses part of the high school program. The core curriculum comprises language arts, math, science and social studies. Japanese becomes part of the course of studies in grade 3 and is available as an elective (along with Spanish) from grade 7 on. The college preparatory program readies graduates for entrance into universities throughout the world: Many matriculate at American colleges, and Canadian and Australian institutions are also popular destinations. In addition to HIS' athletic and extracurricular offerings, students take part in a well-established outdoor program that features skiing and camping trips and wilderness hikes.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Prep
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 7-12; Day — Coed PS-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1-55 5-jo 19-chome, Hiragishi, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 062-0935 Japan
Year Established1958
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
Total Enrollment182
Boarding Students21
Day Students161
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