We receive many enquiries about schools for the children of employees from the human resources departments of international companies that send many expatriates abroad, and our boarding school is considered as a place to enter or transfer to.
NUCB International College is a co-educational full boarding high school and its official language is English. We will use the Harvard case method of education, which has been successfully used to educate leaders worldwide and will train leaders. Accepting a wide range of students from Japan and abroad, NIC will provide world-class teaching with a focus on personal development and academic excellence.
One of the most attractive features of NIC is that it is a fully-supervised and self-contained boarding school, located on the picturesque NUCB campus. The programme and boarding arrangements are specially designed for both international students and Japanese nationals that have lived overseas for extended periods, and students from domestic Japanese schools who have a suitable level of communicative and academic English proficiency are also welcome.
One of the most difficult challenges facing Returnee students is to overcome the confusion and rejection that often goes with moving between countries and new schools. Indeed for many students, although their parents may be Japanese, the shock of moving from a western style school environment, for example, to a Japanese style school environment may be overwhelming for them and of course this can have a long-lasting impact upon their studies and academic outcomes. At NIC we understand the situation of these students well and the difficult choices that their families need to make in selecting a suitable school environment, and so we have put in place systems to cater precisely for these circumstances and provide for as smooth a transition as possible. Whether students have been away from Japan for 3, 5 or 10 years we expect that NIC will soon feel like a home to them with caring teachers and dormitory staff to support and nurture.
We also understand that students may have a variety of future pathways in mind such as preparation for entry into a traditional Japanese university or returning to the overseas country that they knew so well. These are not always an easy decisions to make and student perspectives may change over time. With the NIC Career support system students are carefully guided in a reflective way so that students can make solid and well-informed decisions when they actually need to.
NUCB International College is one of the best schools for families who are worried about their children being posted Japan or abroad. Because we are a boarding school, which means you can leave your child with us in total peace of mind even if your family lives Japan or abroad. Furthermore, we provide with a high level of education so students can continue education in a safe and secure environment in Japan, students can also develop an international mindedness through living in our international dormitory as students come from all over the world.
International Boarding Life in NIC
One of the most attractive features of NIC is that it is a fully-supervised and self-contained boarding school, located on the picturesque NUCB campus. The programme and boarding arrangements are specially designed for international students and Japanese nationals that have lived overseas for extended periods, and students from domestic schools. Students are guided in their personal development and cultural transition by House Supervisors, and supported by House Mentors who are trained multilingual mentor students. Students are very safe and secure on the campus and this self-contained environment allows for preventive health-related safety measures to be easily and effectively initiated, without any disruption to study and learning.
Dual Diploma Programme
Students studying at NIC are able to graduate with two high school diplomas for matriculation to international and Japanese universities. NIC holds International Baccalaureate (IB) World School candidate status and is aiming for full authorisation by 2023 to deliver the academically prestigious Diploma Programme (DP) in Year-11 and 12.The International Programme is a highly academic two-year high school programme of study for students aged 16-19, covering Years 11 and 12, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The IB Diploma is a well-respected qualification accepted by universities worldwide. Along with the traditional subjects, the Programme also incorporates a learning approach which assists to enhance analytical, research and people and self-management skills across the curriculum in practice and application. The learning in the programme is driven by case method approaches to teaching and learning and, at the completion of the programme, students are expected to emerge as well-balanced, internationally-minded and highly-skilled individuals.
Also, students commencing studies from the first year of the course in Year 10 are able to complete the requirements for the Japanese High School Diploma concurrently with the DP and graduate under the two systems, and all in English. The learning in the programme is driven by The IB and The Case Method approaches to teaching and learning and, at the completion of the programme, students are expected to emerge as well-balanced, internationally-minded and highly-skilled individuals.
We offer a flexible admission procedure to make the whole process stress-free for prospective students. The entire admission process can be completed online at your convenience, which means students can take an exam from all over the world.
Our Career Service provides an in-depth and individual support to all the students while encouraging their growth and potential. From their enrollment at our school and until their graduation, students will receive comprehensive career support that includes career counseling, workshops, self-analysis, etc. Even further beyond the graduation, our alumni network connects everyone in Japan and across the world. Moreover, the Well-being Programme is designed to proactively support students on their journey from Year 10 to Year 12. It revolves around a series of Saturday workshops run by the Guidance and Well-being team to reflect their current situation, according to the school timeline, and assist them with such things as their transition to Nagoya and the School, and life and study skills.
NUCB International College is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. It is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.
*Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.