School Vision

Our aim is to serve Tokyo’s international community by providing an academically challenging, creatively stimulating and caring atmosphere for learning. Our school is small by design. We firmly believe that students are not numbers, but unique individuals with varying needs and learning styles. Our students, a diverse mix of foreign students living in Tokyo and bicultural students, represent many countries and backgrounds from around the world, and help to create a truly international community.

High School Course Offerings

2017-2018

English

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • AP Language and Composition

Mathematics

  • Algebra I, II
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus ABI
  • AP Statistics

Physical Education

  • Fitness
  • Yoga

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics

Social Studies

  • Economics
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History
  • AP U.S. History
  • Medieval History

Foreign Language

  • Japanese Grammar
  • Japanese Academic Writing

Electives

  • Leadership
  • Life Skills

Creative Studies

  • Rudimental Drumming
  • Music Performance
  • Robotics
  • Astronomy

Other

  • College Bound
  • Personal Finance

Grading System

Grade

Percentage

GPA

AP/Honors GPA

A+

97 – 100

4.0

5.0

A

93 – 96

4.0

5.0

A-

90 – 92

3.7

4.7

B+

87 – 89

3.3

4.3

B

83 – 86

3.0

4.0

B-

80 – 82

2.7

3.7

C+

77 – 79

2.3

3.3

C

73 – 76

2.0

3.0

C-

70 – 72

1.7

2.7

D+

67 – 69

1.3

1.3

D

63 – 66

1.0

1.0

D-

60 – 62

0.7

0.7

F

Below 60

0

0

KAIS does not compute class rankings.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

English
Mathematics
Science
History
Fitness & Nutrition
Creative Studies
U.S. Government
Economics
Electives
Foreign Language*
8 Semesters
6 Semesters
6 Semesters
4 Semesters
4 Semesters
2 Semesters
1 Semester
1 Semester
2 Semesters
4 Semesters
 *Requirement for the Class of 2018 and thereafter

Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Writing Japanese
or
Fitness
Medieval History Medieval History Japanese
or
Life Skills
10:46 ~ 11:34 Japanese
or
Fitness
Fitness Vocabulary Japanese
or
Life Skills
11:37 ~ 12:25 Fitness Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Study Hall
1:20 ~ 2:08 Japanese Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Study Hall
2:11 ~ 2:59 Biology Lab Medieval History Japanese
or
Life Skills
Creative Studies:
Astrophysics
Music Performance
Robotics
Rudiments
Yoga
Medieval History
3:02 ~ 3:50 Reading Comprehension Japanese
or
Life Skills
English Literature
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Japanese Japanese
or
Fitness
Fitness Vocabulary Japanese
or
Life Skills
10:46 ~ 11:34 Fitness Japanese
or
Fitness
World History World History Japanese
or
Life Skills
11:37 ~ 12:25 Writing Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
1:20 ~ 2:08 Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Study Hall
2:11 ~ 2:59 Biology Lab Reading Comprehension Japanese
or
Life Skills
Creative Studies:
Astrophysics
Music Performance
Robotics
Rudiments
Yoga
English Literature
3:02 ~ 3:50 World History Japanese
or
Life Skills
World History
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Fitness English
or
US Gov/Econ
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
10:46 ~ 11:34 Biology Lab English
or
US Gov/Econ
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
11:37 ~ 12:25 Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Fitness
English
or
US Gov/Econ
English
or
US Gov/Econ
1:20 ~ 2:08 College Bound Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Fitness
English
or
US Gov/Econ
English
or
US Gov/Econ
2:11 ~ 2:59 English Math
or
Biology
US Gov/Econ
or
Study Hall
Creative Studies:
Astrophysics
Music Performance
Robotics
Rudiments
Yoga
Japanese
or
Personal Finance
3:02 ~ 3:50 Math
or
Biology
US Gov/Econ
or
Study Hall
Japanese
or
Personal Finance
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Fitness English
or
US Gov/Econ
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
10:46 ~ 11:34 Biology Lab English
or
US Gov/Econ
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
Math
or
Biology
11:37 ~ 12:25 Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Fitness
English
or
US Gov/Econ
English
or
US Gov/Econ
1:20 ~ 2:08 College Bound Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Fitness
English
or
US Gov/Econ
English
or
US Gov/Econ
2:11 ~ 2:59 English Math
or
Biology
US Gov/Econ
or
Study Hall
Creative Studies:
Astrophysics
Music Performance
Robotics
Rudiments
Yoga
Japanese
or
Personal Finance
3:02 ~ 3:50 Math
or
Biology
US Gov/Econ
or
Study Hall
Japanese
or
Personal Finance

University Acceptances 2013-2016

United States

  • American University
  • Babson College+
  • Boston College+
  • Boston University
  • Calvin College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clark University
  • Connecticut College+
  • CSU East Bay
  • CSU Monterrey Bay
  • CSU Long Beach
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Fordham University
  • Grinnell College
  • Hofstra University
  • The New School
  • New York University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Suffolk University
  • Trinity College+
  • UC Davis
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Chicago+
  • University of Colorado, Boulder+
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Illinois (UIUC)
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • UNLV
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

International

  • Arts University Bournemouth (UK)
  • Asia Pacific University (Japan)
  • Hosei University (Japan)
  • Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • London Metropolitan University
  • University Sophia University (Japan)
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey Ciudad de México
  • Temple University Japan
  • University of Brighton (UK)
  • University of Kent (UK)
  • University of Lincoln (UK)
  • University of Prince Edward Island (Canada)
  • University of St. Andrews (UK)
  • University of Salford (UK)
  • Waseda University (Japan)
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