Kyoto Kokusai Junior High & High School is a private school founded in 1947, offering educations that will lead the students of various nationalities to be the ‘global leaders’. KKS aims to focus our education on linguistic skills: English Korean and Japanese. We also organize oversea study, international exchange and intercultural education to elevate understanding of other cultures and human rights awareness.
Furthermore, KKS emphasizes the importance of education in small groups in order for the teachers to pay more attention to each student. At the time of senior year, each student is assigned with career guidance. This cordial career guidance is also possible because of the characteristic of our school which in in small number of students.
- Be a person who recognize their own origin and are proud of themselves.
- Be a person who strives for self-polishing to pioneer his own potential.
- Be a person who respects human rights and understands own cultures properly and respects others.
- founded as Kyoto Chosen Jr. High School
- Kyoto Kankoku Academy is established Renamed as Kyoto Kankoku Jr. High school
- Korean government approve Kyoto Kankoku Jr. High School
- Kyoto Kankoku High School is established
- Korean government approve Kyoto Kankoku High School
- Hondayama campus is completed and relocated
- Starts as “Ichijyoko”(Generic name of the school prescribed in Article 1 of the school education law in Japan) for both Jr. high and high school.
2,500 students have graduated KKS
KYOTO INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Kyoto Kokusai School was founded in 1947 as a junior high school for Korean children in Japan, shortly after the liberation. It is a historic school established by the help of Korean-Japanese people way before the Korean government had established. In 1958, our school was approved by the Korean government as an overseas Korean school and had been a crucial part of education for local Korean-Japanese. In 1963, we expanded our high school and in 2004, we became a private high school under the approval of the Japanese government.
In the meantime, due to the changes in the environment surrounding the Korean-Japanese community and schools in Japan, the original Korean- Japanese ethnic school now has the character of being a Korean-Japanese international school. As for the student composition, we now have not only Korean-Japanese students but also students from other countries, such as China, as well as Korean students, and many others. KKS is a school that students can learn Korean language and Korean culture, a school with a high awareness of human rights with small numbers of students in each class. We are the best in educating students with East Asian visions that can play an active role in both Japan and Korea. We sincerely look forward to your understanding and support.
GREETINGS FROM THE HEAD OF KYOTO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Thank you for visiting Kyoto Kokusai Jr. High and High School. In 1947, Kyoto Kokusai School was established for Korean-Japanese people to educate language and cultural education. Also, it has been 70 years this year. Our educational goal is to teach students to recognize their own origin and are proud of themselves, strives for self-polishing to pioneer their own potential, and respect human rights and understands own cultures properly and respects others. In 2004, KKS was recognized as a Secondary Education School (Secondary School) by both Japan and Korea under the approval of the School Education Law of Japan.
So far, more than 2500 graduates have become leaders in the Korean and Japanese communities. In addition, we are focusing on career guidance, and the number of students entering Korean universities and prestigious private universities in Japan is increasing every year. As of club activities, the baseball team has won many games at the Kyoto prefectural tournaments and reached a level that is recognized as powerful team. On this homepage, we quickly provide these kinds of information by incorporating the opinions of parents, students and graduates, and local residents.