Welcome, one and all.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Opening in April of 2020, Nara Prefectural Kokusai High School strives to be the first public high school of its kind that aspires to develop students who are mentally and physically prepared for the changing world around them. Kokusai students are not only skilled in their native languages, but they are also working diligently on their English ability while honing their skills in additional foreign languages (Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, and German) offered at the school.

Our Mission.

Nara Kokusai and its staff are committed to instilling these 4 main principles into its students and curriculum:

  • Develop the traits and abilities of students to view things from a global perspective via active communication with a diverse array of people, as well as contribute to the peace and development of the international community.
  • Foster an autonomous attitude to help students form values for the global community, strengthen their inquisitive spirit, and desire independence.
  • Encourage students to develop respect for self and others, as well as a keen sense of affection.
  • Cultivate a dynamic ability to get students interested in playing an active role in the global community, while maintaining a healthy balance of mind and body.

Garr Reynolds (Honorary Principal)

“Teachers at Nara Kokusai are fantastic. The educational approach here will help you all reach your full potential. Not just as diligent and intelligent students, but also as kind, compassionate young people who care about the future of Nara, and Japan, and wish to make the world a better place.”

Our Vision.

We strive for our students to be…


Acquiring knowledge in order to find solutions to a variety problems.

Career Engineers

Actively working towards career and life goals.


Adopting new ideas and innovative ways of thinking.


Building each other up through cooperation and collaboration.


Overcoming trials through perseverance and progressing forward.


Understanding the importance of being receptive to new cultures and ideas.

A Truly International Experience

Our school has had exchange students from Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sweden, and Thailand so far, and we are excited to host more in the future as the coronavirus pandemic subsides. We are equally as excited for our students to have the opportunity to exchange thoughts, ideas, cultures, as well as interact with fellow students from various countries around the world in the years to come.

Testimonials from our exchange students about their experiences at our school and in Japan.

The Curriculum

Adopting a Global Mindset

Information and Communications Technology (I.C.T.)

Every student has their own iPad® and each classroom is equipped with a projector, screen, and Apple TV® for screen mirroring.

Global Studies

Students do not only study about the SDGs and problems found within local and global communities, but they also brainstorm innovative ways to address and solve these issues.

English Program

Our school currently has five (native) English speaking teachers and two Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who strive to provide students with an authentic English learning experience.

World Languages

At Nara Kokusai, in addition to English, first year students also study Chinese, French, Spanish, German and Korean. Our World Languages program is a first in Japan!

Let’s make a brand-new world.

Nara Prefectural Kokusai High School

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed


Nimyocho 1944-12
Nara, Nara 631-0008


Phone: 0742-46-0017
FAX: 0742-47-0955