Who We Are:
We are a family-oriented International School located next to the seawall in Chatan, Okinawa. Our school community is comprised of a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. These differences are celebrated and used to help develop internationally-minded learners. We seek to empower our students to affect positive change by providing them with a "Global Reach:" inspiring families, the local community, and the world.
We are an official "学校法人(gakko houjin)" -
Educational institution certified by Okinawa Prefecture.
Hope International Academy aspires to provide students with a student-centered, internationally-focused education. We inspire and encourage our students to be knowledgeable and confident change-makers in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Directors of Hope International Academy donate their time and energy to this school. Their support is on a completely volunteer basis. We greatly appreciate their help and guidance and are honored to have them as our leaders.
Hope International Academy provides students with a student-centered, innovative, and engaging education. We inspire and encourage our students through meaningful learning experiences. With a focus on social justice, empowerment, ownership, and continuous reflection, our school provides a nurturing and safe environment.
The Goal for Our Students:
Hope International Academy students will be empathetic and responsible global citizens who affect change through resilience, compassion and understanding.
School Definition of Learning
Learning is the reflective ongoing process of developing Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding.
International mindedness is to be open-minded global citizens
Students at Hope International Academy will:
develop an internationally-minded perspective that encourages them to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community of learners.
demonstrate 21st Century skills and competencies characterizing global citizens committed to positive social change.
build a strong foundation and demonstrate proficiency in science, mathematics, and technology.
develop proficiency in the English language.
be strong communicators, that are proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
demonstrate critical thinking skills and creativity that will permit them to be problem solvers.
foster awareness and respect for the environment, both globally and locally.
involve themselves in a variety of extra or co-curricular activities, including the arts, sports, and community service.
gain knowledge of and respect for the people of our “Host” and “Home countries,” their history, and their culture.
develop a resilient mindset: with the ability to achieve current and future goals.
We are proud to be a Common Sense and Google Education school
Since March, 2021