St. Michael's International School

The Capital Campaign



What is a Capital Campaign?

A Capital Campaign is a large scale, special fundraising initiative for a specific and targeted project. A Capital Campaign supports

the financing of major enhancements to the school. Capital Campaigns generally last 3-5 years.


What is the difference between an Annual Campaign and a Capital Campaign?

The Annual Campaign offers direct support to the school operating budget and benefits are seen almost immediately. Support for a Capital Campaign is solicited for a specific purpose such as building renewal or expansion and may take longer to reach a larger financial goal.


Is St. Michael’s International School currently in a Capital Campaign?

Yes, following the School’s successful completion of Phase One and Two of our ambitious renovation and renewal project in August 2015, the Board of Trustees are looking for financial support to complete the third and final phase of their facilities and building plan. In addition to reinforcing the north and east walls of the main building, the Capital Campaign or ‘The 70th Project’ as it is known as,  will prioritise the renovation of the School Hall and resurfacing of the playground.








Phase Three - The Essentials

Securing the North and East walls:
Northside and eastside wall renovation, waterproofing and painting, installation of awning on northside external staircase, third floor classroom upgrade to meet first and second floor standards, westside emergency slope conversion.

Anticipated cost:

Hall Project
Stage construction, electrical and lighting upgrade to match first and second floor standards, installation of lowered ceiling to enhance acoustics, UPVC windows, sound and impact absorbent flooring, storage, back stage air conditioning.

Anticipated cost:
Playground Project:
Impact absorbent flooring for safe play and sports use.
Anticipated cost:
The 70th Project: 70 million for 70 years



The 70th Project


How to Support the SMIS Capital Campaign

  • Make a direct donation: Gifts of any size make a difference and can be made in cash, cheque or by credit card.  SMIS has special tax dispensation status (tokuzo) that allows us to issue tax receipts for gifts over ¥5000

  • St. Michael’s International School can accept gifts in Japanese yen only.  This can be in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

  • Gifts over ¥5000 are now eligible for tax deductibility under the special designated tax status (tokuzo) that SMIS has received.

  • Download The 70th Project Gift Form and return electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or direct to the school using the address below.

Give by Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to Gaku Sei Mikaeru Kokusai Gakko

and sent by post to the following address:

St. Michael’s International School

3-17-2 Nakayamate-dori


Kobe 650-0004


Give by Bank Transfer

You can make a bank transfer to this account:


Account name: Gaku Sei Mikaeru Kokusai Gakko

Bank Name and Branch: Mizuho Bank, Kobe Branch 490
Current Account: Futsu Koza


Account number: 1609993





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