From the Head of School

Message From the Head of School

I am very proud to have served as the Head of School since 2012, following headships in both the Middle East and the UK. I have a particular passion for internationalism and I enjoy  the diversity which St. Michael’s and the city of Kobe offers. I believe both the school and the city are ideal places for families to flourish.

For more than seventy five years, St. Michael’s International School has been one of the leading providers of international education in Japan and is the only accredited, International Primary Curriculum (IPC)  school in the country.  As the only fully accredited international school in Kansai offering a specialized Early Years and Primary education, our young learners thrive in a unique and caring environment. The school has a long tradition of excellence and is often described as the small school with a large heart.

A strong sense of partnership between school and the families we serve has been nurtured throughout our long history, creating the supportive, happy, family orientated community school it is today. Whilst the pandemic has considerably changed the way we live, St. Michael’s strives to maintain a focus on learning and community connections whilst maintaining stringent virus management protocols.  You can read more about these in our Health & Safety section. 

With a well deserved reputation for academic excellence and high standards of behaviour I am confident that St. Michael’s International School is the ideal choice for an international education in the region.  Now you have seen us on line I invite you to attend a virtual school tour and learn more about the warm and friendly environment that our school is well known for.  I look forward to meeting some of you in the near future either virtually or in person. 

Kind regards,
Gill Tyrer
Head of School