ISAK aims to develop active, open-minded young people who are curious, engaged and passionate about creating positive change. The curriculum at ISAK combines rigorous academics with leadership and design innovation programs, community service and project-based learning — helping you develop your potential as a thinker, leader and change-maker.
At ISAK, you will study in small, discussion-based classes where you can share your ideas and opinions with your teacher and your classmates. ISAK students come from a wide range of countries and backgrounds, and one of the most exciting opportunities at ISAK is the chance to discuss ideas and events with fellow students who sometimes have very different perspectives.
Our high school program (Grades 10-12) follows the three-year high school system that is common in Japan and many parts of Asia. As an official International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, ISAK offers a curriculum that reflects the IB philosophy of critical thinking across a broad range of fields, helping you learn how to connect academic knowledge to real world situations. Learn more about the IB Diploma Programme.
ISAK is also authorized as an Article 1 high school in Japan, which means that graduates also receive a Japanese high school diploma.
One of the core components of the ISAK curriculum is a focus on leadership. Our innovative leadership program is integrated into all aspects of living and learning on campus.
At ISAK, we aim to develop students who have the passion and dedication to identify issues and to work for positive change in the world around them. We believe that regardless of personality or cultural background, every student can grow and learn how to express him or herself comfortably and in a way that inspires others. Learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom guide students toward the development of a personal leadership style. Students are also expected to play an integral role in school life, enabling them to “learn to lead by experience.”
Each academic year includes two Project Weeks, one in the fall and one in the spring. During Project Week, classes are suspended and all students engage in other pursuits related to the mission and goals of the school. Grade 11 and 12 students take the lead in planning Project Week activities, enabling them to strengthen their leadership skills.
Project Week challenges students to use their leadership and design-innovation skills to make the world a better place as they tackle real-world problems outside the classroom.
Read about Project Week – Spring 2015 here.