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Kumamoto International School is a candidate school* for the PYP and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

As KIS works to become a fully accredited IB World School, we will work hard to further increase the quality of the education that we provide for all students.

*国際バカロレア機構に認定を受けた学校のみが、IBの4つのプログラムである、初等教育プログラム(PYP:Primary Years Programme)、中等教育プログラム(MYP:Middle Years Programme)、ディプロマプログラム(DP)、キャリア関連プログラム(CP:Career-related Programme)を提供することができます。



おとぎ話 - 2年生ライティング

Recently, Grade 2 students wrote original fairy tales.  Each student first planned their story, including characters, setting, and plot.  Students then wrote several versions of their story, adding details, fixing errors, and polishing with each revision.  All students worked very hard and produced original and creative writing pieces that they should be very proud of.

絵日記 - 2年生

Every weekend, Grade 2 students are tasked to write a journal about something that happened recently. This activity is designed to give students important writing practice to see if there are any grammar issues that need to be addressed. They are also given an opportunity to try out what they’ve learned in class. Then, the following Wednesday, after the teachers has corrected the journals, students present their journal to the class.  Their classmates then ask the presenter some questions.

This blog post highlights some of the great journals that students have written recently.  Students have made good progress writing longer better journals using grammatically more complex English.