Doshisha International School, Kyoto (DISK)


  • Interview

    Learning for Life, Learning for the World, Learning for Love

    Craig Johnston
    Craig Johnston

    What are the benefits of attending your school?

    Students at DISK learn in small classes that allow teachers to develop an understanding of each student's strengths and needs. We place an emphasis on differentiation and it shows in our students' results, with MAP test results well above international school averages. We have a dedicated teaching staff that are full of enthusiasm for their subjects or teaching areas.

    What university (or high school) do students typically attend after your school?

    As part of the Doshisha family of schools, DISK has pathways for qualified students to enter a wide variety of faculties within Doshisha University, including Letters, Economics, Commerce, Culture and Information Science, Science and Engineering, Life and Medical Sciences, Global Communications and Global and Regional Studies. (Note that Japanese language proficiency is a requirement for these pathways.) Students, especially those earning the IB Diploma, are of course qualified for admission to foreign universities as well.

    What is the ratio of Japanese to non-Japanese teachers?

    Our staff of 20 teachers includes four Japanese and sixteen foreign staff. Foreign nationalities represented include American, Australian, British, Canadian, Dutch, Filipino, South African and Swedish.

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  • Address7-31-1, Kizugawadai, Kizugawa-shi
  • AccessA school bus system from the train stations nearest to the school has been organized for students who commute by train. The buses run from Shin-Hosono station on the Kintetsu Kyoto line, Hosono station on the JR Gakkentoshi line, and Nara Tomigaoka station on the Kintetsu Keihanna. The bus ride from the station to the school will be approximately 10 minutes.
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  • Phone0774-71-0810
  • Fax0774-71-0815
  • School cultureDISK is a WASC-accredited, grade 1 to 12 IB World School offering both the PYP and the DP. Located to the south of Kyoto, we offer a warm, caring and closeknit learning community, led by a dedicated teaching team.