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Comparing Preschool Choices in Japan

April 13, 2022

Designing for the Real World

April 7, 2022

Grade 9 students were lucky enough this year to be able to work as designers for a real client while working through the MYP Design Cycle. This was a..

Meet the Staff: Gary Horner, Secondary Science

March 31, 2022

NIS is fortunate to have several IB consultants, evaluators, and curriculum developers on staff at NIS. Gary Horner, our Department Learning Leader..

What Is the Point of Drama?

March 24, 2022

Brazilian Theatre practitioner Augusto Boal once said, "We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become." As the..

Under the Cherry Blossoms: Cultural and Spiritual Meaning of Sakura

March 22, 2022

“If there were no more cherry blossoms in the world, the spirit of spring would be more peaceful.” This poem by the Heian-period poet Narihira..

The Importance of Celebrating Women in Science

March 18, 2022

How many female scientists can you think of in 1 minute? This is a question I posed to students in several classes this week. Most were able to..

Why Teaching Well-Being is Important

March 10, 2022

At NIS, we take the idea of our students’ Well-Being as paramount. It is defined by the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile and the UN..

Critical Thinking: Ask Not WHAT but WHY

February 18, 2022

Like many schools, our goals and how we make our decisions and view ourselves as a school community are defined in our mission.

How Can I Make This Better for Mom?

February 3, 2022

Grade 8 Design Students went on a semester-long deep dive into the concept of “Design Thinking” to test their imagination and see how far it could..

What Icebergs Can Teach Us About Culture

January 20, 2022

Author Jacqueline Woodson said, “Diversity is about all of us AND about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” In our..

Looking Back, Striving Forward: Educating During a Pandemic

January 11, 2022

On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Grade 10s, their teachers, and parents gathered in the Commons for their concert – what a great evening it was...

We Are Writers! How NIS Helps Your Child Develop Their Writing Skills.

January 10, 2022

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 holiday...

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!..

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