Skip Navigation

An International Curriculum with a Global Perspective.


Horizon Japan International School ‚Äčis accredited as a Gakkou Houjin (educational not-for-profit corporation) by Kanagawa Prefectural Government as of 2004. HJIS is also fully accredited by two of the world’s leading accreditation organizations: the Council of International Schools (CIS), based in Europe, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), based in the USA. This recognition as an international school in Japan and having joint accreditation are evidence of our commitment to academic excellence. The high standards set by CIS and WASC Accreditations ensure that HJIS is able to attract and retain professional and dedicated teachers.


We are an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, authorized to offer the PYP, MYP and DP Programmes. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. As a school, we follow the IB framework and implement the US Common Core. 


We have been granted membership of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) since 2007 and are a part of the WASC accrediting commission for schools, as well as being accredited by the Council of International Schools.  Most recently, we have become a fully authorized IB world school offering the entire IB continuum.