Let Curiosity Be Your Guide

Welcome to a new way of learning and living


Key Dates
Oct - Dec       Open for application
Jan - Feb        Interviews
Mar                 Admission decision

We will welcome the inaugural class of the 7th and 8th graders to our school in September 2022. Our first class will have 15 to 20 students in each year group. 

Prospective students are encouraged to visit Hakuba and ideally join our holiday programme so they know what it is like to learn in Hakuba. 


For admissions, we require academic records and references, and the students will take computerised tests to measure their cognitive strengths and their English level. 

For 2022-2023 school year, the students' birth dates need to be: 

April 2, 2009 to April 1, 2010 for the 7th grade

April 2, 2008 to April 1, 2009 for the 8th grade


If you are interested in applying for 2022 entry, please fill in the pre-registration form by clicking the botton below. 


Join us! 

Let’s build a school for the future.

HIS is committed to its core value of sustainability; therefore, we have a policy of reuse and repurpose where we can rather than building everything new. We plan to repurpose existing accommodation for our first boarding house. 


HIS will open in 2022 without a permanent learning space. The inaugural class will have the privilege of designing it with us. This goes to the heart of our passion of empowering students and giving them a voice in their living and learning environment. Our ambition is to build a zero carbon learning space by 2024. 

Key Milestones

Sept 2022






Inaugural Class (7th and 8th grades) enrol

Design a zero carbon learning space

1st learning space completed

11th grade enters the internationally recognised diploma programme

First graduation

Continue to build a sustainable and effective place of learning

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School site is a forest at the foot of Iwatake Ski Resort