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5 Great Things You Can Do Over Holiday Break

December 21, 2021

It has been another crazy year of navigating COVID but we were so happy to welcome parents back to campus in the last weeks of the second quarter...

Spending the New Year Holiday - Japanese Style

December 20, 2021

Like many of us, thinking about the things that you wish could do this winter break, you may be wondering just how to spend the New Year’s..

Ho, Ho, Holidays: Celebrating our Diversity!

December 17, 2021

As an international school, NIS not only has a diverse student body, but we are proud of the diversity represented in our teaching staff, too!..

The MYP - What it is and what it looks like at NIS

December 13, 2021

At Nagoya International School (NIS), between the International Baccalaureate PYP (Primary Years Program) and the DP (Diploma Program) sits the..

Because Parenting Doesn't Come With A Manual

November 12, 2021

Parenting is difficult in any culture, and because parenting doesn’t come with a manual, it is easy to get bogged down with second-guessing our..

SDGs Inspire Students During MYP Project Days

November 11, 2021

What would you do if you were given two whole days off of your regular schedule to work on a passion project? That is precisely what Gr. 6 - 9 did..

Building Self-Awareness - How Does It Make You Feel?

October 30, 2021

As part of their Unit of Inquiry on Who We Are, the ELC Kindergarteners have been exploring how to recognize, manage and express their feelings.

What Does it "Matter?" Science in Grade 5!

October 29, 2021

Is an "empty" PET bottle really empty? Why doesn't a cup full of water overflow? What is a molecule and what is an atom?

On No! Endangered Species!

July 21, 2021

Gr. 1 students were inquiring into living things, and what they need to survive, for their UOI “Sharing the Planet.” They inquired about what..

Economic Systems and Classroom Libraries

July 6, 2021

The traditional Grade 3 Market Day took a twist this year when the Grade 3s identified a big problem - their classroom libraries were a mess!..

Seven Great Reads to Dive into this Summer

June 22, 2021

The dog days of summer are upon us, and whether you are trying to survive another steamy Nagoya holiday or you are off on some adventure, the NIS..

Cracking the Code: NIS Student Shines at National Competition

June 15, 2021

Maki did her homework. As a Gr. 9 student in Shanghai she knew she was heading for NIS for the 20-21 school year. What would Gr.10 at Nagoya..

Seeking Science: Inquiry Based Learning and Students Who Embody It

May 6, 2021

Two Gr. 11 students set out on a see what more they could do with their curiosity and penchant for learning, especially in the field..

Japanese-English Bilingual Education: Why it’s Important and What it Looks like at NIS

March 26, 2021


Student Shines on International Stage

March 16, 2021

In an exciting culmination of her role as Chair of the Youth Forum, Mina completed her duties by presenting to the general assembly of the 14th..