St. Michael’s International School is conveniently located in the heart of Kobe, just north of the major transportation centre in Sannomiya and on the southern edge of the charming Kitano area. Our campus includes two buildings and two shaded play areas, including a rooftop play space. Our new building, constructed in 2006, features 3 classrooms, a purpose-built resource room as well as teacher work spaces. During the 2006 renovation, our existing building was refurbished to include a cafeteria with hot lunch service, a well-situated office/reception area and a medical office. The original building features a well-resourced Library, school hall, recently updated computer lab, eight additional classrooms all with interactive whiteboards, restrooms and storage space.
St. Michael’s constantly strives to improve its facilities and resources, and in summer 2015 the main building underwent the first phase of an ambitious anti seismic strengthening and renovation project which has secured the safety of our building for many years to come. Our Early Years Unit benefitted from a complete makeover which offers enhanced facilities for teaching and learning. Improved facilities in the rest of the building include upgraded electrical circuits, integrated air conditioning and LED lighting as well as improved plumbing and fire safety features.
Strategic plans for the next improvement phase include updating of the third floor, in particular the Hall and adding a covered walkway between the main building and the roof play space. As we approach our 70th anniversary, we are pleased to be establishing 21st century facilities for 21st century learners!