International, IB, US curricula.
734 students, 3-19 yrs.
4-1 Koyo-cho Naka, Higashinada-ku, Kobe,
Tel: (+81) 78 857 0100
Fax: (+81) 78 857 3250
Canadian Academy's objective is a very high standard of college
preparatory education. With nearly 750 students, K-12, the Canadian
Academy is large enough to be stable financially and offer a varied
curriculum and extracurricular activity program, and yet small enough
that every student is known by name and individual attention is
the rule. Opening in 1913, CA moved in 1990 to a fully equipped
educational facility. The school has more than 500 advanced Macintosh
computers, all networked to the Internet. The library contains nearly
40,000 volumes. Canadian Academy teachers have many years of experience
in both their home country and other international schools prior
to joining to the Canadian Academy. One-half have Masters degrees.
The teaching staff is stable, with an average tenure exceeding six
The elementary school program is designed to meet the needs of
the 3 to 11 year-old learner. Class sizes are small. Parent volunteers
provide assistance to teachers in many grades. Children learn to
work effectively in groups and to become responsible, active learners.
Students are expected to engage in classroom learning and to follow
through with homework assignments.
The middle school program is structured to address the unique needs
of adolescents. The class schedule is a 'double block' or four classes
per day in a two-day rotation. Teachers can move beyond lectures
to independent study, research, group work, and conferencing with
High school students achieve above average scores in several types
of external examinations including the IB, AP, and SAT, and earn
acceptances at the most selective universities in the world. CA
graduates currently attend Brown, Cambridge, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard,
MIT, Oxford, Rice, Stanford, The London School of Economics, Tufts,
and Yale, among others. Service opportunities, fine arts (drama,
strings, band, choir, studio art), and sports round out the students