Kakegawa International Christian School offers an English/American school program, with Japanese lessons once a week. KICS includes K4 (preschool), K5 (kindergarten), elementary, junior high, and high school.
Our English curriculum is BJU (Bob Jones University), which is used by many private schools in America, and is 1-2 grades ahead of US public school curriculum in level of quality and difficulty.
KICS has been a licensed ACSI school member since 2008 : ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) is officially recognized by the Japanese government.
Although our high school diplomas are not recognized by the government of Japan (as KICS is not accredited), graduates CAN enter Japanese international universities by passing a TOEFL (non-US citizens), or G.E.D. test (General Education Development) : equal to a US government accredited high school diploma) in Japan, both of which we help students to prepare for. Our diploma is readily accepted by American and Philippine universities. Japanese international universities require an additional exam.
We also offer homeschool support for families in the area.
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*As of 2017, there are 19 Christian schools in Japan that are members of ACSI.
Letter from the Director & Founder,
As director and founder of Kakegawa International Christian School (KICS) and Preschool (KICP), we and KICS and KICP teachers are privileged to be involved in the crucial responsibility of helping educate your child.
KICS and KICP are committed to excellence in education and instilling moral, social, and spiritual values that your child will carry throughout his or her life. Providing a well-rounded and balanced education is central to our vision at KICS and KICP. Head knowledge is of course important but also learning how to apply that knowledge to everyday life is the ultimate goal. The ancient philosopher, Plutarch, stated, "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited."
Together with you as parents, we will assist in guiding your child through exciting new experiences and understanding the world around them. Children need to first feel secure in their place in the family, then among friends, and finally in society. This is a gradual process best handled with flexibility, rather than rigidity and pressure. Individual personalities, abilities, and talents need a safe environment to be nurtured into the confidence necessary for successful living. Our aim is to provide that environment.
Kakegawa International Christian School and Preschool Director & Founder,
Paul & Cheryl Bostrom
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.