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About us

Head of School / Alberta Curriculum Administrator

It is my immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of Kunimoto Alberta International School. We offer a double diploma program with our host school Kunimoto Gakuen, a distinguished private school founded by Haruki Ariki that is committed to excellence, empowerment, and global citizenship. Both our institutions hold accreditations from their respective governing bodies, ensuring the highest standards of education.

Currently, Kunimoto Alberta International School holds a prestigious tier three accreditation from Alberta Education in Canada. This accreditation enables us to confer the internationally recognized Alberta diploma to our students upon graduation.Simultaneously, Kunimoto Gakuen awards graduating students with a Japanese Diploma, providing students the flexibility to pursue further studies either domestically or internationally.

Alberta’s education system is renowned globally for its high academic standards.
International assessments, such as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) rank Alberta as the top province in Canada for achievement scores in reading and science in its most recent results from 2022. At Kunimoto Alberta International School we have a dedicated teaching staff that is certified by the Alberta government to ensure that the highest academic standards are met. These high standards are due to the innovative curriculum that Alberta offers. Kunimoto Alberta International School puts a focus on student centred learning, thinking classrooms, project-based learning, gamifying education, and mastering technology.

Due to Alberta’s recognition in education, our diploma is accepted by major universities across the globe. Having previously served as an administrator for an Alberta double diploma program, I have witnessed firsthand the real benefits these credentials confer to students when submitting their post-secondary applications. I took pride in the fact that students did not just gain acceptance into top universities, but were able to be successful when acclimatizing to a new culture and adjusting to a university workload.

We aim to prepare our students to be successful in the university environment and an increasingly globalized society by putting a focus on critical thinking skills, creativity, innovative thinking, and collaboration.

I wish to thank you for considering Kunimoto Alberta International School, and look forward to helping your child become the leader of tomorrow!

Warm regards,

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.

Our Mission

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.