Hyogo Prefectural International High School website

〒659-0031 兵庫県芦屋市新浜町1-2
Phone:0797-35-5931 /Fax: 0797-35-5932

This school is one of the youngest high schools comprised of an International Course in Japan. Hyogo Prefectural International High School evolved from the International Cultural Course at Ashiya-Minami High School, which was founded in 1980 and was the first department for such studies in Japan.

Ashiya-Minami High School had been committed to fostering students’ broader understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the rest of the world and graduated over 6,850 students in total until 2005. Hyogo Prefectural Ashiya International Secondary School and Hyogo Prefectural International High School, both located on the same campus, interact in terms of lessons and school activities. This enables our students to cooperate with other students of different ages and with different cultural backgrounds

Hyogo Prefectural International High School was established in 2003, emphasizing English studies, and was registered as a Super English Language High School (SELHi) by the country’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and given a 3-year-long governmental financial and professional assistance for enhancement of English education of students and teachers.

Students may graduate when they earn all required credits.  In the first year, students take compulsory lessons that are essential to earning credits for graduation.  In the second and third year, students choose from various lessons provided according to each student’s interests and needs.  Students can focus on learning English, and can also allot more time to scientific subjects.

This school aims to help its students cultivate their identity, based on a knowledge of Japan’s history and its traditional culture, and acquire communicative skills to enhance understanding with people from other countries so that they will be able to exchange their thoughts and opinions for contribution to the global community in the future.