Marist Brothers International School

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Coordinates: 34°38′40.74″N 135°6′50.85″E / 34.6446500°N 135.1141250°E / 34.6446500; 135.1141250

Marist Brothers International School
1-2-1 Chimori-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe 〒654-0072

MottoSapientia et Virtus
EnrollmentApprox. 380
Colour(s)Maroon and Gold

Marist Brothers International School (MBIS), founded in 1951, is an international Montessori - Grade 12 school located in Kobe, Japan. The school is accredited by the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[1]

Marist has an enrollment of approximately 300 students from Japan and numerous other countries from across the globe. It is credited as being the only international Marist Brothers school in the world.

Marist uses the American Curriculum, with most juniors and seniors partaking in the SATs.

The school is divided into three parts:

Ch1-Ch2- Montessori 1st-6th Grade- Elementary 7th-12th Grade- Upper School

Student body[edit]

The Marist facility has a capacity of 300 students. As of 2002 Marist had 265 students.[2]

Course levels[edit]

Marist has a variety of different course levels and types to accommodate the different needs of students. Types include Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are offered to English Language Learners (ELLs).

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Marist is home of the Bulldogs. Students have the option of participating in soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball for the boys, and softball for the girls. The Bulldogs regularly enter competitions with other international schools from around Japan. Various sport tournaments are hosted by Marist throughout the year with the help of the student-run, Marist Athletics Association.

Student Government[edit]

Marist has a student government system in which each class elects people to represent their best interests in the Student Council. The Student Council meets on a weekly basis to plan and prepare for upcoming events or address any questions or concerns raised by classmates.

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

Marist sponsors many student run organizations. These organizations include but are not limited to:

National Honor Society, Marist Athletics Association, Student Council, Global Issues Network, Japanese Cultural Club, Yearbook Club, Marist Band, and Robotics Club, as well as many others.

Model United Nations[edit]

Marist hosts the annual Model United Nations (MUN), welcoming international schools from both within Japan and overseas. Regular attendees include Canadian Academy, Osaka International School, Senri International School, and International School of the Sacred Heart.

Five resolutions are covered and debated within the course of 3 days. At the end of the 3-day event, awards are given out to those delegates who have done an exceptional job in fulfilling the requirements of a successful UN delegate.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Home Page Accreditation[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Stewart, Alex. "educating kansai" (). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 42.

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