KOBILS Elementary
Momoyamadai 7-1-25
Age: 6-12
Monday – Friday
9:00-15:30

Kobe Bilingual School

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Introduction to the 2-12 Bilingual Program:

“To do the best I can with this life. To be of use”.

This is Kobe Bilingual School’s mission: to help children develop as useful members of society who are proud of themselves because they are meeting their full potentials. As a kindergarten and afterschool program we have been doing this since 2008. From April 2017 we are extending our kindergarten program at Aza-Takamaru, Tarumi, Kobe to offer a full-time bilingual education to children from ages 3 – 12 with the opening of our new elementary school in Momoyamadai, Tarumi, Kobe.

Intro to KOBILS

Who are the children of Kobe Bilingual School?

The majority of Kobe Bilingual School’s students are local residents, whether they be Japanese nationals, mixed race children with one non-Japanese parent, or long-term foreign residents, and the curriculum is developed with local residents in mind, local residents with a global outlook.

How is the program bilingual?

The majority of time is spent in English immersion as this is the minority language in Japan; however the school also uses the Japanese Kokugo program at the same grade level as children would use at Japanese shougakko, and schedules important cross-curricular discussion time in Japanese too.

KOBILS also offers a Japanese as a second language curriculum for visiting international students, so these children can continue their learning in English as they would in a regular international school, but also make the most of the opportunity to learn Japanese and about local customs while they are staying in Japan.

KOBILS offers a hybrid of a local and an international education, taking Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), blending elements of Japan’s curriculum (especially in Kokugo, social studies and ethics), with awareness of the US, Australian, English and Finnish curricular to make a very specific KOBILS curriculum for local and international children.

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We pride ourselves at KOBILS on our happy friendly children. KOBILS builds SKILL: Strong, Kind, Inquisitive Lifelong Learners. They love to come to school and we love to have them!

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KOBILS Elementary
Momoyamadai 7-1-25
Age: 6-12
Monday – Friday
9:00-15:30


KOBILS News!

Disabled Access

One of our goals at KOBILS is to make our learning accessible to all. We are therefore very excited to have been able to adapt our building so that almost all facilities are accessible to wheelchair users. An elevator allows access to all three floors and widened doors and a specially adapted toilet means that our facilities should be usable by those with a range of mobility challenges. Come by and See!

New grassy playground

There is a lot of new building excitement here at KOBILS, especially as we have just opened our playground! We love seeing the kids having fun and testing their limits, and our jungle gym has plenty of scope for that. Our beautiful grassy playground and slope is great for sitting on, playing tag or rolling down the hill. We are also very happy to open our facilities to our neighborhood kids when school is out. Come on over and play!

New apps for Saturday School

Three apps are up and running for Saturday School! Saturday children are using iPads both at school and home. Kids have an entire online library of books they can dig into and a wide variety of interactive games to help them with spelling. As always, we want there to be lots of learning and lots of fun, so now they can enjoy learning wherever they go!