Cambridge International Examinations

Abroad International School – Nagoya has been approved by Cambridge International Examinations to offer its world-class Cambridge Primary programme.

Cambridge Primary is an international education programme taught in more than 1000 primary schools in over 100 countries around the world. It is typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years and develops skills and understanding through the primary years in English, mathematics and science. Assessment tools are built into Cambridge Primary to help teachers identify learners’ strengths and weaknesses and monitor their development as they progress through primary education.

IB Primary Years Programme Candidate School

Abroad International School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Why accreditation?

  • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning

  • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts

  • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning

  • Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program

  • A way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementing, monitoring and reassessment

  • Assists a school/district in establishing its priority areas for improvement as a result of the perpetual accreditation cycle.