About Horizon

Located in the fashionable, beautiful and cosmopolitan port city, Yokohama, Horizon International School serves the educational needs of diverse families since 2003. With its state-of-the-art campus, HJIS aims to provide students with a highly challenging, rigorous and engaging curriculum. As an authorized IB World School for the DP, the backbone of HJIS’ curriculum is to instill international-mindedness, global citizenship, intercultural learning and explore global issues and diverse perspectives. 

HJIS is fully accredited by two of the world’s leading accreditation organizations: the Council of International Schools (CIS), based in Europe, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), based in the USA. This joint accreditation is evidence of our commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning. The high standards set by CIS and WASC Accreditations ensure that HJIS able to attract and retain professional and dedicated teachers. At HJIS, teachers build awareness of students’ own learning styles and needs, including their academic, social, physical, and emotional development.

Student Life

Whether engaging in after-school programs, athletic events, musical and dramatic performances or seasonal camps, our students thrive on elevated opportunities to do more, to learn more, and to experience more. All students are encouraged to participate fully and make the most of the variety of programs offered. 

The Horizon Experience

Horizon Japan International School is the foundation of a world-class learning community that offers a unique educational experience and builds a caring and supportive environment for students and their families. At Horizon, we live by our motto: A Community of Lifelong Learners. Our multicultural community provides students and families with a warm, inspiring, and vibrant place to call home.

An IB World School

Horizon Japan International School is a coeducational day school located in Yokohama, Japan. We are an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, authorized to offer the PYP, MYP and DP Programmes. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. As a school, we follow the IB framework and implement the US Common Core.  Our purpose is to teach, model, inspire and encourage our students, ultimately preparing them to become successful global citizens. With an innovative, evolving approach to teaching, the totality of our curriculum provides students with a wealth of diverse, meaningful and progressive educational experiences.


*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org