Useful Information

School Calendar

Our calendar is set to achieve the best balance between educational and family needs. We take account of some national holidays such as New Year and Golden Week and the calendar is set in consultation with other international schools.


St. Michael’s International School believes that uniform is an important aspect of our School’s identity, as well as being an integral part of our tradition and history.


Children can bring their own lunch (bento) or go home for their lunch. Children who go home for lunch must be collected by a parent or authorized adult.

School Bus Service

We offer a bus service for students living in the Mikage and Ashiya areas. A bus monitor supervises the children and a digital camera records passengers during their journey.

Learn English

Whether you are a student attending a local shogakko or an SMIS parent wanting to improve your communication skills we have a programme for you. Click the link below to explore the language opportunities that are available in our SMIS-English section.

Living in Kobe

St. Michael’s International School is conveniently situated on the edge of the popular residential area of Kitano which is considered to be a safe, family-friendly location that many foreigners and Japanese make their home.

Call 078-231-8885 for Admissions Information