IB school / Licenced Japanese childcare professionals


Elementary school小学部

Embrace Our Japanese Heritage

The ISN elementary school was established in 2015, and started with students grades one to three. Based on the international baccalaureate Primary Years program, and through cooperation with the Matsumoto committee of education, ISN offers a special education program. The staff has great ambition and experience in learning and continues to offer a fundamental and balanced educational system edged towards helping children reach their greatest potential. As an entrance requirement only native English speakers or those who have been attending an international school and can communicate at a high level of English, will be accepted.


The process to become an IB school

We, ISN, are now an IB candidate school. In June, 2017, ISN staff members attended an in-house IB work shop for two days. Then we had an IB verification visit in October, 2017, and are authorized as IB school in December, 2017.

IB learners strive to be:

  • Balanced | バランスの取れた人
  • Caring | 思いやりのある人
  • Courageous | 挑戦する人
  • Thinkers | 考える人
  • Knowledgeable | 知識のある人
  • Principled | 信念を持つ人
  • Communicatiors | コミュニケーションができる人
  • Reflective | 振り返りが出来る人
  • Open-minded | 心を開く人
  • Inquire | 探究する人

ISN explores our daily program (Units of Inquiry) based on this IB learner profile. Students’ learning prpgresses and expands their skills, inquiry and action. Assessments will be reported individually based on each student’s progress.

We believe that what we are targeting, that is, International mindness will radiate from the heart of each students.

More information about IB, please click here.

Small class size

  • Student number for each class: 15 – 20 students

Campus location: Elementary/Junior high school section

7779-1 Shimauchi Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-0851
Shimauchi campus is now opened in January, 2018.

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Minami-Matsumoto Campus

1-2-2 Minami-Matsumoto, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-083


Shimauchi Campus

7779-1 Shimauchi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-0851


Nagano Campus

Add: 2-5-6 Minami-Takada , Nagano-shi , Nagano 381-0033