St. Michael’s is proud of its long history of being an accredited school which began with the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2007. Our most recent reaccreditation was awarded in January 2024.
Read more about what it means to be a CIS Accredited school here
In June 2019 St. Michael’s International School achieved accreditation with the International Curriculum Association (ICA.)
The visiting team identified five areas of excellent practice:
- A clear focus on improving learning
- A shared vision about the kinds of children we are helping to develop
- International mindedness
- The significance and development of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
- The IPC Learning Process
Accreditation with the IPC demonstrates that our curriculum is both rigorous and developmental and sets St. Michael’s International School apart as a truly learning-focused school. The award of accreditation is a wonderful tribute to the hard work, dedication and focus of the entire school community and makes St. Michael’s the first school in Japan with this prestigious mark of excellence for our innovative and internationally-minded curriculum.
In November 2020 St. Michael’s became an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS.) This is a globally recognized external validation of the great work our school does, accreditation with COBIS is linked to our CIS accreditation which are both carried out against robust international standards. As a COBIS school, we are part of a global-wide network of educators and gain considerable insight into our progress benchmarked against the best British and international practice.
Aware of the value of networking with school’s in the region particularly during this challenging time of the pandemic, St. Michael’s International School is a long standing member of the East Asia Region Council of International Schools (EARCOS) and a founding member of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS.)
Partnerships in these many different forms allows us to engage in a critical evaluation of our effectiveness as educators as well as develop our curriculum to meet the needs of all of our students.