New International School of Japan (NewIS) is looking forward to its expansion to grade 12 from August 28, which is the start of the 2014–2015 school year. The core program is fully dual language and multi-age by design, as is the rest of the school, but advanced classes in either Japanese or English are also offered, together with an extensive choice of exploratories, which are held once a week on topics as varied as hip hop dance, acoustic guitar, Photoshop, culinary arts, horticulture, community service, topics in language and society, and drama.
The program through grade 12 has already been fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, so graduates will have access to colleges worldwide and to Japanese Colleges as well, as indicated on the website of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/shikaku/07111314/006.htm
Most importantly, the long-term students at NewIS have sufficient language skills in both Japanese and English to navigate these options to their advantage as they study all subjects in both English and Japanese, using a thematic approach and the Scottish curriculum guidelines.
NewIS remains the only international school in Japan to offer a fully dual-language program in English and Japanese, now from age 3 all the way through high school.