Horizon Japan International School has Gakko Hojin (educational corporation) status granted by Kanagawa Prefecture. The status of Gakko Hojin can only be granted by the government to entities who are under strict compliance. Horizon is governed by a Board of Directors with the best interests of students, teachers, and staff and provides governance to the school on policy and financial matters. The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for managing Horizon’s affairs, maintaining its educational standards, and administering its property portfolio. The Board of Directors also review the overall curriculum strategy for all schools and ensure the efficient use of resources. 

The Horizon Board is responsible for: 

  • establishing and supporting the Vision, Mission, Philosophy, strategic goals, and measurable outcomes for the Horizon Japan International School
  • the long term sustainability of the School to enhance and maintain school effectiveness with respect to ensuring that appropriate systems for risk management are in place
  • developing and reviewing the HJIS policies and supervise their implementation
  • ensuring long-­term financial stability, updating tuition fees, and approving a fiscally sound annual budget
  • hiring, retention and annual evaluation of the Head of School/Principal
  • participating in Board training opportunities and conducting new board member orientation