Let Curiosity Be Your Guide

Welcome to a new way of learning and living


We will welcome the inaugural class of the 7th and 8th graders to our school in September 2022. Our 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 be assessed by participating in the Pop-Up School, a mini-project workshop. For those who cannot attend the assessments in person, we will provide an online alternative. 

For the 2022-2023 school year, the student's birth date should be: 

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

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

If the student's birthdate is outside of the above and you are interested in enrolment next year, please consult with us.

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

Key Dates


School Information Session

We pl to host information sessions in Tokyo in January / February. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and see if we could safely host the events. Please stay tuned. 

Admissions Calendar

​Jan 14      1st round due date for required documents
Early Feb  1st round admissions decision

Feb 17-19 Winter School in Hakuba

Feb 20      Admissions Assessments in Hakuba

Mar 15      2nd round due date for required documents

​Mar 31      2nd round admissions decision

We plan to host a 3-day Winter School from Feb 17 to 19 for students aged 10 to 15, and the admissions assessments on Feb 20 for the 2022 applicants. If you are interested in participating in Winter School and/or Admissions, please fill in the form below. 

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

JPY25,000 (non-refundable)


Registration Fee

JPY300,000 (one time, non-refundable)

Annual Fees


JPY2,800,000 (middle school)

JPY3,200,000 (high school)

Boarding Fee


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