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.

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School Definition of Learning

Learning is the reflective ongoing process of developing Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding.

International Mindedness

International mindedness is to be open-minded global citizens

Educational Objectives

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