Hokkaido International School Joins Niseko Tourism


We are excited to introduce to you Hokkaido International School- Niseko.  

Hokkaido International School Niseko, opened on January 23rd, 2012 and has become a learning option for both long and short-term expatriate families in the Shirebeshi region. We will celebrate our 10th anniversary in the 2021-2022 academic year.

HIS Niseko is part of the only WASC-accredited, JCIS-member International School in Hokkaido, which has a 62-year history of academic excellence. HIS Niseko will open a Middle School in August, 2021. The school has hired a founding teacher and is to use the International Middle Years Curriculum. (IMYC) 

Milepost 1 and Milepost 3 learn via Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop, SIngapore Mathematics, International Primary Curriculum and Japanese language learning.

Early Years is Reggio Emilia inspired as we focus on transcending the key elements of inquiry-based learning: It is a holistic approach of education which is not child-centred or teacher-directed. The EY “curriculum”is child-originated (emergent) and teacher-framed based on the idea of wonderment. Subject areas encompassed in the emergent program are literacy, numeracy, science, environmental studies, creative expressions, student-based interest learning, and phonics. 

With HIS Sapporo only two hours away, the Sapporo dormitory provides an excellent option for Niseko families whose children graduate from the HIS Niseko School.

HIS Niseko is committed to offering some degree of financial assistance to families that demonstrate financial need in paying tuition.

For more information, please contact:

Liene Lase
Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 81 (0)136-55-5252