Mission and Purpose

The mission of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) is:

To promote, support and improve English medium member schools serving the international community in Japan.


To pursue its mission, JCIS will:

1. facilitate the sharing of information, experience, good practice and initiatives for the benefit of all member schools;

2. represent the collective interests of member schools at the national level;

3. serve as an advocate for the interests of international schools in Japan;

4. liaise where appropriate with other regional and international associations;

5. serve as the collective memory of the international school movement in Japan.