KUNIMOTO GIRLS’ JUNIOR ＆ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Head of School / Alberta Curriculum Administrator
Welcome to Kunimoto Alberta International School
I am so excited to tell you about the program we offer here at KAIS. Keeping in line with the long tradition of high-quality education at our host school Kunimoto Gakuen, and modelled after the beliefs of our founder, Haruki Ariki, we uniquely focus on all facets of our students including their social and emotional development as well as a diverse and rigorous education.
Using the Alberta curriculum and taught by highly skilled Alberta certified teachers, KAIS students will gain the knowledge and skills to form the foundations for successful and fulfilling lives and make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world. They will attain not only strong foundations and excellence in numeracy and literacy but be exposed to an educational system that values critical thinking, innovation, collaboration, and justice. Our goal is to challenge our girls to develop their unique strengths and abilities resulting in the ability to thrive in a vastly different world than we grew up in. Supporting and coaching them throughout their schooling, we aim to produce wise and just leaders with the desire create a society filled with hope and courage, the ability to affect change, and the skills to face both local and global challenges.
Hope to meet you soon.
Pam Arnason / Kunimoto Alberta International School Administrator
Messege from Alberta Education
Alberta is one of Canada’s most dynamic provinces and is an international leader in education. Alberta’s kindergarten to grade 12 education system has an excellent reputation and is recognized as one of the best in the English speaking world. Strong early learning programs, a common curriculum, highly qualified and trained teachers, and high standards contribute to students reaching their full potential. Students who graduate from an Alberta accredited international school will receive the internationally-recognized Alberta high school diploma. Alberta Education is excited to begin a new partnership with Kunimoto Alberta International School in 2020, which will bring a high-quality international education to the students of Tokyo, Japan. Alberta’s Ministry of Education wishes the school much success.
Leah Dushenski – Acting Director / School Accreditation, Standards and Print Services Branch
The founder, Haruki Ariki, focused on human education to nurture emotions, and at the same time, one of the educational principles was to foster women who can contribute to the global society. Under these circumstances, we aim to educate girls in a new era by combining the education of girls who nurture the rich emotions of our school with the education program of Alberta, while inheriting the spirit of founding.
Kunimoto's faculty is comprised of a healthy mix of Japanese and international staff members. Our staff has a wide range of specialities and practical teaching experience and is able to handle any pedagogical challenge. Our teachers have experience from across Japan, Canada, America, and elsewhere. We work closely with our departments and help plan a curriculum that meets modern necessities while also remaining true to our cultural heritage and traditions. In our Double Diploma Program Japanese and international faculty members work closely together to develop and implement a curriculum with Canadian and Japanese pedagogical standards and aims.