The NIS Campus
Set on a park-like campus of approximately 7.5 acres, Nagoya International School consists of four, recently remodeled buildings and a Cultural Center connected by terraces, gardens, and covered walkways.
The Early Learning Center (ELC) building houses the preschool and kindergarten classes, and is fitted with a kitchen/work area, age appropriate bathroom fixtures, storage and teacher office space. Just outside the classroom awaits an outdoor learning and play area with vegetable gardens, sand and water play areas, and outdoor play equipment appropriate for preschool and kindergarten students.
The Raymond Building houses elementary and high school classrooms, two science labs, a library, a multi-use cafeteria/performance area, office space for teachers, an IT lab, a health office, and a two story administration office area.
The Wing Building, usually the first building visitors can see from the main road, houses middle school classrooms, a middle school science lab, the student support office, the music program, a gymnasium, locker-rooms, a "black-box" style classroom space for drama, a fitness center, and an administrative annex with business, development and admissions offices.
Our newest building, the Arts Center, built in the summer of 2013, is where elementary & secondary art classes are conducted, as well as one additional classroom catering for secondary JNL (Japanese Native Level).
There are two play areas for Primary School students - one for early childhood students and one for elementary students. A multi-purpose artificial turf playing field constructed in 2006 is used for soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and other sports during PE class, and is adjacent to the elementary playgrounds and a 2-story field house. The field house provides a meeting and storage space for outdoor sports and PE activities on the ground level, and a large meeting and activity room for the PTA on the second level known as the “Community Center”.
Technology at NIS
In an increasingly interconnected world, learning today cannot be authentic and enduring unless technology is embraced as a key strategy within the learning environment. As you will find in many schools around the globe, NIS teachers are continually extending the ways in which they integrate technology into the learning experience, and finding new ways to forge connection, inquiry and reflection through technology.
At NIS, we believe in the power of technology for communication, collaboration, creativity, and research, and for building connections within an atmosphere of responsible and ethical use. To that end, we provide WIFI access throughout the school and a robust infrastructure comprised of both PC and Macintosh hardware. Through significant investment in hardware, including invisible ‘back-end’ infrastructure, NIS now boasts outstanding connectivity, which has enabled a multi-platform Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in the high school.