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

2016-2017

English

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11- American Literature
  • English 12 – British Literature

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

  • Drawing
  • Music
  • Robotics

Other

  • College Bound

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 Chemistry Lab Medieval History Japanese
or
Leadership
Creative Studies:
Visual Journal
Music Performance
Robotics
Yoga
Japanese
or
Leadership
10:46 ~ 11:34 Reading Comprehension Japanese
or
Leadership
Japanese
or
Leadership
11:37 ~ 12:25 Writing Chemistry Medieval History Medieval History Study Hall
1:20 ~ 2:08 Math Fitness Vocabulary Math
2:11 ~ 2:59 Fitness Japanese
or
Fitness
Chemistry Chemistry Medieval History
3:02 ~ 3:50 Japanese Japanese
or
Fitness
Math Math English Literature
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Chemistry Lab Reading Comprehension Japanese
or
Leadership
Creative Studies:
Visual Journal
Music Performance
Robotics
Yoga
Japanese
or
Leadership
10:46 ~ 11:34 World History Japanese
or
Leadership
Japanese
or
Leadership
11:37 ~ 12:25 Japanese Math Fitness Vocabulary Math
1:20 ~ 2:08 Fitness Chemistry World History World History Study Hall
2:11 ~ 2:59 Writing Japanese
or
Fitness
Math Math English Literature
3:02 ~ 3:50 Japanese
or
Fitness
Chemistry Chemistry World History
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Writing Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry US History
10:46 ~ 11:34 Math Math Math Math
11:37 ~ 12:25 Fitness Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Leadership
Creative Studies:
Visual Journal
Music Performance
Robotics
Yoga
Japanese
or
Leadership
1:20 ~ 2:08 Japanese Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Leadership
Japanese
or
Leadership
2:11 ~ 2:59 Chemistry Lab US History US History US History College Bound
3:02 ~ 3:50 Reading Comprehension Fitness English Literature Vocabulary
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:55 ~ 10:43 Japanese Math Math Math Math
10:46 ~ 11:34 Fitness Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry US Government
& Economics
11:37 ~ 12:25 Writing Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Leadership
Creative Studies:
Visual Journal
Music Performance
Robotics
Yoga
Japanese
or
Fitness
1:20 ~ 2:08 Japanese
or
Fitness
Japanese
or
Leadership
Japanese
or
Fitness
2:11 ~ 2:59 Chemistry Lab Reading Comprehension Fitness English Literature Vocabulary
3:02 ~ 3:50 US Government
& Economics
US Government
& Economics
US Government
& Economics
College Bound

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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