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School establishment approved, ready for September 2022 opening


Kurimoto Educational Institution (Chairman: Hiroyuki Kurimoto), the parent organisation of the Nagoya University of Commerce and other institutions, submitted an application to Aichi Prefecture for approval to establish a new high school, and the establishment of the new international high school named NUCB International College (NIC), was approved by Aichi Prefecture as of 31st March 2022 (Japanese Article 1 School*). NIC will be the first private high school to be established in Aichi Prefecture since 1995.

Chancellor Kurimoto and Principal Kelly with approval letter in hand

Characteristics of the School

NIC is a co-educational boarding high school. The new school building and student boarding house, designed to provide a world-class education with excellent facilities and a rich natural environment, are situated on the beautiful 200-acre, wooded grounds of the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, located in Nisshin City.

Education system

NIC welcomes students from a wide range of national and international backgrounds and implements early leadership education and succession planning in a diverse environment. The Harvard-style Case Method of teaching is incorporated into upper secondary school education, with small classes of 20 students directly supervised by multinational faculty members with masters or doctoral degrees and faculty from affiliated business schools. All classes are conducted in English (approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a special education school), developing leaders who can play an active role in the next generation while honing their internationalism and independence. NUCB International College is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme**. It is pursuing full authorization as an IB World School for September 2023.

Boarding Education

With reference to international boarding school standards, the co-educational boarding life will be supported daily by a team of House Supervisors and House Mentors for daily life support, individual consultation and counselling. Through communal living, pupils learn the discipline and courtesy required of leaders in the context of diverse values.

School Name: NUCB International College (NIC) (In application process for approval)
Capacity: 225 pupils・Co-educational(All boarding)
Programme: Senior High School (Japanese Article 1)
Language of instruction: English
Location: 4-4 Sagamine, Komenoki-cho, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan(On the campus of Nagoya University of Commerce)
Opening date: Monday, 1 August 2022

*Japanese Article 1 School: As a school stipulated in Article 1 of the School Education Law, a high school diploma can be obtained. Unlike various types of schools, strict standards are set for the establishment and operation of such schools.

**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.

NIC International House

NIC Students

NIC Main Gate

NIC Dormitory