Why St. Michael's?

From the Head of School

Thank you for showing an interest in St. Michael’s International School.   I am delighted to share our exceptional, learning organization with you and encourage you to explore our website and discover for yourself why St. Michael’s International School is the best choice of an international Early Years and Primary education in the region. Want to give your child the best start in life? You are only a few clicks away.

Guiding Statements

St. Michael’s, a British international school in the Anglican tradition, provides a quality education within a positive culture of excellence and a caring family community.

The vision of our founders shape the future of our school, ensuring we retain the well -deserved reputation for being a family-friendly school whilst nurturing aspirations in our young learners.


We believe our young learners deserve the very best education. This starts with providing the highest quality of teaching and learning possible delivered by amazing professionals who all understand that our young people are capable of incredible things. Our well-qualified and experienced international teachers are waiting to meet you.


Our entire school community benefits from the exceptional quality which stem from being an accredited organization. We are proud of the partnerships we have established in particular with IPC, COBIS, CIS and WASC who provide globally recognized external validation of the great work of our school.

International Mindedness

We define international mindedness as “knowing we are all different and respecting all cultures, because we understand that we are part of the same global community.”

In a rapidly changing world, our research-based curriculum is designed to prepare your child to live and work in an international environment.

International School Assessments

The International School Assessments (ISAs) helps us demonstrate a few of the reasons behind our well-established reputation for academic excellence and enable us to answer questions such as ‘How well is my child doing compared to those in other international schools?” and ‘How do you know?

St. Michael's History

St. Michael’s International School has a long and distinguished history having been established on 10th March 1946 on land owned by the Anglican church.  The school was founded by  Miss Leonora Lea, a British missionary who remained in Kobe during the Second World War and Bishop Michael Yashiro of Kobe’s St. Michael’s Diocese, who would later become Anglican Primate, or Archbishop, of Japan.