About Us

Welcome to UWC ISAK Japan! Meet our Head of School and learn about our unique educational experience, inspiring location, and commitment to the UWC Movement. Delve into our transformative programs, serene setting in Karuizawa, and connection to the global UWC community. Read on to discover more.


Meet our Head of School for a warm welcome to UWC ISAK Japan on behalf of our entire school community.

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Who We Are

UWC ISAK Japan empowers transformational leaders to make a positive impact now and in the future. As Japan’s first full-boarding international high school, we educate intellectually curious, compassionate, and innovative students from diverse backgrounds. Explore our history, values, and founders, and join our global community.

The UWC Movement

UWC ISAK Japan joined the UWC Movement in 2017, united by the mission of using education to promote peace and sustainability. Learn about the UWC Movement, its locations, strategy, and application process.

The UWC ISAK Japan Experience

Discover our unique identity, integrating UWC principles with our flagship leadership program and deep appreciation of Japanese culture, making us fully UWC and fully ISAK Japan.

Our Location

Located in picturesque Karuizawa, Nagano, our serene environment fosters learning and growth, while providing opportunities for outdoor activities and cultural appreciation.

Impact Beyond

Committed to accessible and equitable education, UWC ISAK Japan supports like-minded individuals and organizations working to diversify and improve education in Japan and beyond, offering a platform for networking, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing.