The Western countries and Japan have extremely different system for university entrance examination. In top universities, such as in United States or Europe, academic ability is only part of assessment standards. They don’t have a concept of “deviation value”. In addition to leaning outcomes for 3years in high school, it’s judged by achievements in sports, art, or music, leadership in student council or events, volunteer activities or social contribution in local communities or overseas. Some preparatory schools in Japan completely aim to have students to pass the university entrance examination when they become the third grade. For example, sports and music will no longer be required in the third grade. Students also leave their club activities in the beginning of the third grade or quit volunteer activities.
On the other hand, high school overseas require their students to do more than one sports or art activities and they also extensively introduce volunteer activities in lessons for creating each students’ profiles (a kind of school recommendation documents).
Passing the examination at one time is not important. Preparing the university entrance examination is aim to step out as a member of society.
All students are required
for one year.
A one-year study abroad program
from the second semester of a junior high school student’s 3rd year.
Kansai International Academy Secondary School prepares the syllabus for all subjects and grades. All students overview their own curriculum for a year and figure out what their learning mean to them and how they will develop, and how they learn. Students use the syllabus as a “compass of learning” to help them to create their learning targets and plans.
Kansai International Academy (KIA) believes that language is a fundamental tool for expressing ourselves and communicating with others while also learning about and contributing to the world around us.
Language is deeply connected to culture and community, and is thus central component of both individual and group identity.
Kansai International Academy implements financial education from elementary school. Financial literacy is one of the basic skills necessary likely to writing and reading literacy.
Financial education is unique to itself by learning about money and looking at different subjects from different angles to nourish skills to live on oneself.
in order to actualize
The high school curriculum focuses on specialized learning . We support each and every student with specialized lessons and individual guidance in order to actualize their personal goals .
At Kansai International Academy, a lot of classes are done in English to maintain the level of English, and one year of studying abroad is required. In order to give full support for the students, IESL (Intensive English as Second Language） teachers measure each student’s English ability, and make an action plan that suits each student to improve their weakness.
We set classes free after school to make space for assignments, individual supplementary curriculum, and self-study under teachers from each subject. Also, we support students with their summative assignments, examinations outside school, and their self-management skills.
Middle and high school uses ‘スタディサプリ’ as a tool for self-studying after school. The use of it differs in each student as it can be used for preparing for classes, improving weakness, a study in advance, preparing for entering examinations for universities. Teachers becomes a ‘tutor’ for each student and depending on the student’s course and their achievement, teachers create a