A Functional and Open Cluster-Shaped Domed Campus

A new educational era demands schools keep up with progress in educational goals and dare to depart from conventional notions of what constitutes appropriate school facilities. We’ve made bold experiments with the design of our new facilities, including the central atrium, which we use for many activities. Our innovations are enhanced by but are not limited to our regular technological upgrades in the classrooms.

The Multiple-Use and Spacious Central Atrium

The spacious central part of our main school building features a stunning three-story atrium. This space features a stage and room for chairs for an audience of many hundreds. We conduct the Opening Ceremony for New Students, the Graduation Ceremony, the Lecture for International Understanding, the Maple Cup Speech Contest, regular lunchtime Wind Orchestra concerts and other important events on this stage. Students regularly use the tables in the atrium to study or to sit and talk with their friends.

Regular Classrooms

All of our regular classrooms can accommodate up to forty students and are notable for their clean, bright environment. Each classroom has at least one wall of glass to admit light. Many have two. The ceilings are high. Projectors and drop down screens allow teachers to use the Internet and presentations as part of their lesson plans.

World Online Classroom

The World Online Classroom (WOC) is a special-use classroom that features two projectors and screens. We can simulcast lectures from our affiliated university. In this special classroom, we can link up with schools that are in similar time zones for mutual discussion and debate.

Science lab

Our new science laboratory meets rigorous international standards and features a fume hood, safe chemical stores and an emergency shower and eyewash station.

Active Learning Lab

NIHS installed the new Active Learning Lab (ALL) this year. The configuration and furnishings are open and flexible. It’s a space that puts students in charge of their learning environment and offers them the tools they need to give full expression to their creative energies.


Students have access to a state-of-the-art E-Library in a circular glass enclosure within the central atrium of the main building. While this library features a modest traditional collection of books for student use, the focus is on providing computer stations allowing students to access electronic archives.
Students may connect with the EBSCO Host database at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. This database allows students to access full articles and abstracts from tens of thousands of magazines and journals, including over one thousand peer-reviewed academic journals.

Open Space

The new school building features very high ceilings and wide hallways.
Natural but indirect lighting is a signature of this new facility and is distinctively charming.

The Culinary Arts Classroom

Our culinary arts classroom, which resembles a top-class restaurant kitchen, is extremely popular with our students. We use it mainly for our home economics classes. However, the Native English teachers also use it as a space in which to conduct cooking classes for our Pioneer Kids program.

The East Playing Field

Our school has a 7000 square-meter playing field to the east of our main building. The field is covered with artificial turf. This turf is renowned for its ability to absorb shocks and is thus a salutary addition to our facilities. Students enjoy the protection while they are playing sports in P.E. class and after school while doing club activities.

The West Sports Area

We have created an artificial-turf field, modest in size, next to our gymnasium on the west side of our campus. Our P.E. teachers use it sometimes for classes, and our athletes use the space for warm-up exercises.

Tennis Courts

We have three hard-court tennis courts. When the tennis team won the right to go to the national tournament (“Inter-High”) a few years ago, the school decided to install full lighting as a reward so that students can practice after dark. The P.E. teachers, as well as the tennis team, use these courts.

Wireless LAN Environment

Students can connect to the Internet from any place on campus through our wireless network. We encourage our students to access information through the Internet. This is one facet of our overarching goal to educate our students to be informed global citizens.


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