About AIS

Aichi International School is a unique school in the Tokai region of Japan. Founded in 2006, we continue in our aim to be recognized for providing excellence in education and exceptional care for every child. As an integrated kindergarten and elementary school, we help children gain a broad range of lifelong learning skills, and develop an understanding of how the traditions, history and values of their local community prepare them for the culturally diverse world that they live in.

Aichi International School offers a full curriculum kindergarten and English-Japanese bilingual elementary school program. Yet our school offers more than English and Japanese language acquisition; from mathematics to physical education, computer technology to music, our curriculum is tailored from the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan and British Columbia, Canada to meet the needs of our learners. Moreover, our school vision, mission and values place emphasis on protecting, respecting and encouraging growth in each and every child.

AIS Vision

Aichi International School’s vision is to be a premier international school, offering a bilingual curriculum in a vibrant, stimulating, multi-cultural, unique environment catering for children aged 3-12 years old.

AIS Mission

Aichi International School’s mission is to empower its learners to become global-minded citizens who are equipped with the knowledge and integrity to function successfully, responsibly and effectively in an ever-evolving global environment.


AIS Core Values and Learning Outcomes

Aichi International School is committed to developing self-assured, positive, independent students. Our values reflect our school, our community and who we are, while the accompanying learning outcomes are statements about what all students should know, understand, and be able to do by the time they graduate.

Our core values and learning outcomes are:

  • Globally-minded

    We strive to inspire students to be committed to everything they do, with a sense of responsibility for local, national and world communities.

  • AIS is preparing ‘globally-minded’ people that:

    a. Can use verbal and non-verbal techniques to communicate with others

    b. Develop an understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture

    c. Develop an understanding and open-minded approach towards other cultures and histories

  • Respectful

    Students develop the social skills needed to relate to other people, languages and cultures with openness, willingness and respect.

  • AIS students develop respect for themselves and others by:

    a. Cooperating and working together on academic and non-academic group projects

    b. Demonstrating a positive attitude, enthusiasm for learning and active participation

  • Communicative

    All children are given the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential across all aspects of learning, be it academic, sporting or artistic.

  • AIS develops intelligent and effective communicators that:

    a. Can read and write in English proficiently

    b. Can receive information and construct meaning through reading and listening

    c. Develop an appropriate competency and appreciation of Japanese language and culture

  • Confident

    Our students are provided a safe and encouraging environment which fosters confidence in their own abilities, performances and presentations.

  • AIS students develop a healthy self-confidence:

    a. By showing they are prepared to risk take and challenge themselves by trying new things

    b. Being motivated learners with a curiosity about the working universe around them