Hokkaido International School

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Hokkaido International School
School typePrivate
Color(s)Kelly Green and White          

The Hokkaido International School (HIS) (北海道インターナショナルスクール, Hokkaidō Intānashonaru Sukūru) is a private American educational system PreK-12 boarding school in Hokkaido. It was founded in 1958.[1]

Its main campus, HIS Sapporo, is in Toyohira-ku, Sapporo.[2] 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 (Advanced Placement) program in the high school.

The school has a branch elementary school campus in Niseko, Hokkaido, Hokkaido International School in Niseko (HIS Niseko),[3] scheduled to open on January 23, 2012.[1] The two campuses are the sole English-language international schools in Hokkaido.[3]


Hokkaido International School main campus is located in the neighborhood of Sumikawa Station on the Nanboku 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 20 students in total.

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  1. ^ a b "Japan, Sapporo: Hokkaido International School." U.S. Department of State. December 19, 2011. Retrieved on January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "HIS About." Hokkaido International School. Retrieved on January 3, 2014. "Mailing Address: 1-55, 5 jo 19 chome Hiragishi, Toyohira-Ku Sapporo, Japan 062-0935" - Map.
  3. ^ a b "About." Hokkaido International School in Niseko. Retrieved on January 3, 2014. "Mailing Address: 12 Aza Fujimi Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun Japan 048-1501" - Map.

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