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4 Key Differences Between Japanese Schools and International Schools

February 23, 2021

As a parent weighing the benefits and potential drawbacks of the Japanese school system versus an international school in Japan, there can be a..

Benefits of Multilingualism in Education - How Speaking More than One Language Improves Chances for Success

February 18, 2021

Speaking more than one language offers your children a great advantage in many areas of their  lives. Attending a school that embraces..

High School Student Council - Student Advocacy in Practice

February 5, 2021

  It's that time of year again...the time for the Executive Board of the High School Student Council (HSSC) to be elected and take their..

Explore our Campus: Why we Invest in our Learning Environment

February 4, 2021

  Much like anything in life, if you don’t have the right materials and resources available to you, it’s much harder to reach your goal.

Definition of Learning

February 4, 2021

At NIS, learning is defined as “a dynamic process which results in the sustained and demonstrable consolidation or extension of conceptual..

Celebrating the Japanese Tradition of Setsubun

February 2, 2021

Oni wa Soto! Fuku wa Uchi! Literally translated: Out with the devil and in with good luck! This is the rallying cry for families around the..

How Languages Help Students Develop a Multicultural Identity

February 2, 2021

Language is the connective tissue of a community. It is the means by which we communicate with others, share our thoughts and feelings, and..

Summer Program again looking to bring on the fun!

January 29, 2021

This year marks the 12th year of Nagoya International School's (NIS) Summer Program, our popular summer school focusing on the “Five C's”:..

The Importance of Maintaining Mother Tongue

January 21, 2021

While studying in English at an international school, maintaining your children’s mother tongue can prove challenging, but is absolutely possible..

Bringing Innovation to our School Tours

January 21, 2021

  With vast technology at our fingertips - or in our pockets - there has never been a better time to innovate and find new ways to enhance every..

Choosing an International School - A Parent’s Perspective

January 13, 2021

Choosing an international school for your children is one of the most important decisions you make as a family. With so many options and numerous..

Spending the New Year Holiday - Japanese Style

December 25, 2020

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..

5 Great Things You Can Do Over Holiday Break

December 21, 2020

What a crazy year! Thanks to everyone who committed to staying safe and making sacrifices so our students could come to campus every day. We hope..

Tackling Global Issues - The First Online Model United Nations

December 11, 2020

For nearly 30 years, NIS has participated in some form of a Model United Nations, and despite the COVID conundrum, this year was no exception...

Three Benefits of a Diverse Campus for Your Children

December 2, 2020

At Nagoya International School (NIS), we embrace the benefits of a diverse student body and use them to enhance our student experience in many..