On Thursday, November 22, Kyoto International University and KIU Academy will be having a Guidance Café to present information about the KIUA High School and opportunities for its graduates to study at KIU Foundations Program, as well as to study in Japan and in foreign countries.

Elementary parents as well as  middle and high school students and parents are  welcome to join this event.

For more information, please refer to the flyer and reservation form.






A severe weather warning is currently in effect for Kyotanabe-shi, Kyoto prefecture (where the school is located).

As per our usual policy, the school will be closed for the day (please do not send your children to school today).






Typhoon #21 has passed over Kyotanabe city and caused some damage but most classes will not be affected.
Therefore KIU Academy plans to have classes as usual tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 5). First grade students will have classes in a different classroom.
Please check the railway information before sending you child to school. If the trains are not moving, please keep your child at home.


SCHOOL CLOSED - September 4 (Tuesday)





The Japan Meteorological Agency predicts that a severe weather warning is highly probable in Kyotanabe-shi on Tuesday, September 4 due to typhoon 21.  This is likely to be a source of danger to our students and affect public transportation . Because of this, KIU Academy has decided to cancel classes on Tuesday. We ask you not to send your children to school, so we avoid the possibility of them becoming stranded at school due to transportation delays and interruptions. Thank you for your understanding. 


We would like to inform you of a change to the school closure policy. On p. 26 of the new Parent-Student Handbook it states, “Classes will be cancelled if there is a severe weather warning (keihoh) for the YAMASHIRO CHUBU region of Kyoto prefecture at 7:00 AM.” Because warnings are now issued by city rather than region, the new policy is: “Classes will be cancelled if there is a severe weather warning (keihoh) for KYOTANABE-SHI at 7:00 AM.”

If students leave home before 7:00 AM, it is up to the parents to decide if they should come to school that day. Students who come to school during a school closure will either go home by themselves (if able to do so) or remain at school until an arrangement with a parent/guardian is made. Students should not come to school if there is a severe weather warning in their residence’s area.

KIUA Admissions Seminar & KIU Study Abroad Explanatory Session

ADMISSIONS SEMINAR (see pamphlets here: English / Japanese)

KIU Academy will be holding an explanatory session for students considering admission for the upcoming 2019 Academic School Year. Please feel free to use this opportunity to learn more about our school!


Date & Time: May 26, 2018 (Sat)  10:00am

Place: Kyoto International University C-Building


* KIUA Educational Philosophy, academics, placement, guidance counseling, school life

* Admissions and Selection Criteria


The session will be geared for parents and students considering admission for the 2019 school year.  


Please contact the admissions office for registration and questions.

0774-64-0804 (Weekdays 9AM to 5:30PM)


STUDY ABROAD EXPLANATORY SESSION (see pamphlets here: Bilingual)

Following the Admissions seminar on May 26, KIU will host an explanatory session about studying abroud. 

It will take place 14:00-16:00. 


Parents and students of all grade levels are welcome to attend.

Upcoming event: Open House

Dear KIUA parents and guardians,

Please remember that on Saturday, April 21, we will have our annual Open House from 1:00 until about 4:00 PM. Parents are invited to attend school on that day, follow an abbreviation of their children’s schedule, meet their children’s teachers, and learn about the classes their children will be taking. This will be followed by a seminar for parents on how to use Engrade (KIUA’s online grading website) and Reading A-Z (the new elementary online reading program.) We ask that you not bring your children because we will not be able to care for them. We hope to see many of you on Saturday!

Haroldo Simoes

KIU Academy, Principal



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