ARE YOU ELIGIBILE FOR?
The Road to UWC ISAK Japan is packed with useful content for potential high school applicants about our high school programs, people, and our place here in Karuizawa.
Go to our Apply to High School page to confirm if you are eligible to apply this year. If it looks like you are still too young, we think you might be interested in our Short Programs linked below.
JOIN OUR EVENTS
There are a number of opportunities for you to get to know UWC ISAK Japan better through events. Please consider meeting us here on campus at our Open Campus or On-Campus Meetings. We also have online events—Online Open Campus and 1-on-1 meetings with our Head of School—to give you every opportunity to learn more about us.
Open Campus is the perfect opportunity to join families from around the world here on campus in Karuizawa to immerse yourself in the lives of our students and to ask everything you always wanted to know about our school.
Online Open Campus
Online Open Campus is your opportunity to learn more about us through conversations with our Students, Faculty & Staff, and even the parents of current students as you get their perspectives on the UWC ISAK Japan experience.
Join a small group of families on campus for an intimate tour, Q&A session with our Grade 10 coordinator or other Faculty, and lunch at our cafeteria.
1-on-1 Online Meeting
We are looking forward to meeting with you 1-to-1. This is a unique opportunity for you to ask about all things UWC ISAK Japan. The discussion will be a 25 minutes casual conversation in English. Students and families can join on their own or together.
LEARN ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL AT UWC ISAK JAPAN
Rewatch our Online Open Campus here or by clicking on the video on the right!
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You may know us as only as UWC ISAK Japan, but did you know that wasn't our name when we first started our high school program in 2014? And did you know that we have 100 official founders, who all believed enough in our vision for education to help found our school. Find out more by watching this short video about our history.
While you are here, take some time to listen to Eduardo about how his three years here prepared him for life after at UWC ISAK Japan.
The mission of the Outdoor Education program at UWC ISAK Japan is to develop students’ ability to embrace discomfort in the pursuit of personal growth through a localized education that fosters responsibility and respect for each other and the environment. Outdoor Education enables students to not only experience the natural beauty which surrounds UWC ISAK, but also develop new leadership and teamwork skills, and reflect on themselves in the process.
At UWC ISAK Japan, you will learn to identify what is important and needed. Leadership Projects (CAS) are an ideal opportunity for you to practice your leadership and teamwork skills by pursuing creative solutions to important and challenging problems.
Take a moment to watch learn more about our leadership program and some of the life-changing experiences you will have during Project Week.
ACADEMICS & CAMPUS TOUR
Education at UWC ISAK Japan is designed to develop the next generation of transformational leaders. Beginning with our signature leadership and design thinking programs in Grade 10 and extending through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in Grades 11 and 12, a UWC ISAK Japan education will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and mindset needed to be a changemaker.
Spend some time here to get an overview of our Academic Program, our students' perspective on Academics, and meet some of the amazing faculty that call UWC ISAK Japan home.
At UWC ISAK Japan, as much of your education takes place outside of the classroom as inside. Living at an international boarding school presents students with endless opportunities to grasp a wide variety of perspectives from people from around the world and from all types of backgrounds.
Learn more about residential life, including our advisory program, take a tour of our residences, and more!
Did you know that UWC ISAK Japan students can take three Arts courses as part of their IB diploma? Visual Arts, Film, and our newest program—Theatre—are a key part of campus life. Not only as our most colorful academic programs, many of our student-led clubs share a similar focus. Both academic and extracurricular programs regularly collaborate with Karuizawa's famous community of artists and world-class facilities.
CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
From Core Activities to Active Sports to Student-Initiated Clubs, our Clubs and Activities program is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore areas of interest in while learning how to manage and lead diverse teams. The list of Clubs changes each year based on student interest and initiative so if there is a club you want to start when you get here then you are empowered to do it.
The application to our 3-year high school program is now LIVE!