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Oh No! Endangered Species!

July 21, 2021

As a part of their UOI “Sharing the Planet,” Gr. 1 students were inquiring into living things and what they need to survive. What do plants and..

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! There..

Nurturing Creative and Resilient Problem Solvers

June 30, 2021

  If you're like most people, you didn't enjoy mathematics in school. Some topics were confusing, while others made good sense, and everyone around..

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..

Careers Week: Exploring the Concept of Ikigai

May 10, 2021

Did you know what you wanted to do growing up? Maybe some of you did, but we didn’t. How do we prepare for the future if we don’t know if we want to..

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 of..

Families Amidst a Sea of Change - A Grade 8 English Unit

April 21, 2021

When we read history, we often focus on major declarations, devastating battles, and how leaders shape and reshape the world. But this view of..

Little Dolphins Club - Serving the Needs of NIS Families

April 15, 2021

After eight months working as the program director for Little Dolphins, I reflect on how this new program has developed with feelings of joy and..

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..

How our International School Provides Creative Learning Spaces

March 13, 2021

We are at a wondrous time in the world, where things are changing and evolving at such a fast rate that it is almost impossible to predict where the..

Four Benefits of an International Education for Multicultural Children

March 2, 2021

As parents of multicultural children, it’s important that the school you choose will embrace and nurture their multicultural identity. Their..

NIS Students Heading to United Nations Conference

February 26, 2021

The school is abuzz with the exciting news that two Grade 11 students will be heading to Kyoto, February 27 & 28, to attend the Kyoto Congress Youth..

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 lot..