Marist Brothers International School, Kobe, Japan
300 students, aged 3 - 18 American curriculum,
1-2-1 Chimori-cho Suma-Ku, Kobe Japan 654-0072 www.marist.ac.jp
Marist Brothers International School MBIS is located in Kobe Japan
and accepts students from Pre-K until the 12th Grade. It is associated
with the Marist Brothers traditon under the founding philosophy
of St. Marcelllin Champagnat. MBIS is accredited by an American
accrediting agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Marist Brothers International School, MBIS uses an American curriculum
alighned with the standards of California, New York, and Massachusetts.
There is a Montessori program for childen aged 3-6. All courses,
with the exception of world languages, are taught in English.
Our staff at Marist Brothers International School reflects our international
charater. We currently have staff from America, Canada, Britain,
Australia, France, and Japan. All are certified teachers in their
subject areas and many have advanced degrees.
Facilities include: Library, 2 computer rooms, Modern science labs,
Music room, gymnasium, sports field, playgrounds,and over 25 classrooms.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
We at the Marist Brothers International School follow an American
school year of 180 student days. The year generally begins in late
August and finishes in early June. The School day begins in morning
assembly at 8:30am and finishes following homeroom at 3:10pm. There
are numerous extracurricular activities until 6:00pm
The educational philosophy of Marist Brothers International School
is to give to each student a well-rounded education incorporating
the academic, moral, social and physical aspects of life. Our active
Parent-Teacher Association emphasizes the idea that both parents
and teachers share responsibility for educating the children.
There are various characteristics of the Marist Brothers that have
an influence on the school. There are, first of all, the Christian
values in which the Brothers monastic life is rooted and which are
focused on in the Values program in the curriculum. Another characteristic
of the Brothers philosophy that affects the life of the school is
the concept of family spirit, which permeates the school. Finally,
there is the Brother s special commitment to educating all children,
regardless of their background or financial status. This means that
they are especially well-adapted to dealing with people from a variety
of countries and diverse cultural backgrounds.