Kobe Education

What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
Nearly all expats choose private international schools, as language barriers are too great at public schools.
What are some examples of these schools?
  • Canadian Academy
  • Marist Brothers Intl School
  • Osaka Intl School
  • St Michael's Intl School
  • Deutsche Schule Kobe
  • Kansai Intl School
  • Osaka YMCA Intl School
  • Hiroshima Intl School
  • Nagoya Intl School
  • Fukuoka Intl School
Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
No, there is not a lot of competition for spots in local schools.
Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
No, pre-schools are not widely available.
How are most kids transported to and from school?
Most kids are transported by school bus.
When does the typical school year start and end?
International school - from the end of August to the beginning/middle of June
Local school - from Apr 1 to the end of March
Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
To attend Japanese public school, fluent Japanese is required.
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