Hokkaido International School



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Its main campus, HIS Sapporo, is in Toyohira-ku,
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. The campus has approximately 180 to 190 students. The school was founded in 1958, and runs the International Primary Curriculum in the elementary school (Early Years to grade 5) the follow on International Middle Years Program in grades 6~8 and the American AP (
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) program in the high school. The institution is accredited by the
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. The school has a branch elementary school campus in Niseko, Hokkaido, Hokkaido International School in Niseko (HIS Niseko),About
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scheduled to open on January 23, 2012. The two campuses are the sole English-language international schools in Hokkaido.


Hokkaido International School main campus is located in the neighborhood of Sumikawa Station on the Namboku Line of the city's subway system. The campus consists of a co-educational dormitory, a soccer field, running track, basketball court, and a four-story main block. The first and second levels of the school contain school offices and elementary program classrooms, the third floor is dedicated to middle school and high school classrooms, the school's library and the computer lab. The fourth floor houses the gym.


Hokkaido International School's dormitory is located on campus. It is a co-educational dormitory, housing up to 40 students in total.

See also

* Americans in Japan


External links

HIS Niseko
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