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HIS Tuition and Fees

HIS Tuition and Fees are payable annually, however, tuition payment will be accepted on a quarterly basis if necessary. Payment is due on August 10 preceding the school year. Invoices will be mailed in July. For students entering after Opening Day, payment is due prior to enrollment. 

School Fees 2016 - 2017

Application Fee (one time only) ¥15,000 (to be paid at interview)
Entrance Fee (one time only) ¥200,000
Tuition Annual Quarterly
Preschool (half day) ¥696,000 ¥174,000 x 4
Preschool (full day) ¥1,020,000 ¥255,000 x 4
Kindergarten-Grades 5 ¥1,112,000 ¥278,000 x 4
Middle School (Grades 6-8) ¥1,140,000 ¥285,000 x 4
High School (Grades 9-12) ¥1,176,000 ¥294,000 x 4
Annual Fees    
All students ¥200,000 ¥50,000x4
Insurance ¥4,000  (required)

Outdoor Ed. Course Lab Fee
(Elective Class) 

Instrument Fee
(Band/Instrumental Elective)

¥10,000 (yearly, nonrefundable)

Special Fees (not applicable to all students)

ELL* Fee (annual)
Students at HIS who are developing their English ability will be classified based on their needs for additional instruction and attention by both the ELL teacher and their classroom teachers. ELL learners can have special instructional needs for five to seven years even after being in an immersion setting, depending on a variety of factors. Level I ELL learners come to HIS with little or no English and often receive individualized instruction for a number of months. ESL fees are assessed starting in 1st Grade. Students are charged an annual ELL fee based on their level in August.  The fee set in August applies to the entire school year, and will be adjusted the following school year, depending on student progress. Middle and high school students who still need ELL support will be placed in an ELL class and charged ¥125,000 per year, or portion of the year based upon the quarter entered, until exiting the program. 

Level I ¥200,000
Level II ¥100,000
Level III ¥50,000
Level IV ¥25,000
Level V ¥25,000

Bus Annual Fee (Please pay bus fees directly to the HIS Office)

¥90,000 per student/year or
¥160,000 for a family/year
¥50,000 per student/year for one-way riders
¥90,000 for family/year for one-way riders

Refund policy:
In the case of student withdrawal, tuition will be refunded on a quarterly basis: tuition will be charged for every quarter in which a student attended school. Bus fees will also be refunded on a quarterly basis.

In the event of non-payment of fees, no school records shall be released until fees are paid in full.

Exceptions to quarterly payment must be reviewed by the Executive Board.

The HIS Executive Board recognizes that our tuition and fees would be significantly higher were it not for the generous support of the City of Sapporo, the Hokkaido Government, and the US Government, as well as other individual donors. The Board would like to thank the community who contribute so much to HIS in so many ways.

A Special "Thank You" from the Executive Board
The HIS Executive Board recognizes that our tuition and fees would be significantly higher were it not for the generous support of the City of Sapporo, the Hokkaido Government, and the US Government, as well as other individual donors. The Board would like to thank the community who contribute so much to HIS in so many ways.

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