Canadian Academy (CA), founded in 1913, is an independent pre-K–12 international school in Kobe, Japan on the man-made Rokko Island; more than 35 nationalities are represented in its student body. Prior to its move to Rokko Island, the school was located in Nagamine-dai, a residential area located below Mt. Maya and Mt. Rokko and overlooking the city of Kobe, for many decades. The school is accredited by the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS), and is certified to award both International Baccalaureate and US high school diplomas. CA has implemented the IBO Primary Years Program (PYP). and Middle Years Program (MYP). The curriculum is in English.
CA is a member of the Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC). The school's sports teams and arts groups send students to annual tournaments and festivals in coordination with other international schools from China, Hong Kong, Korea and the Philippines and participate in the Western Japan Athletics Association. CA is the alma mater of Jovan Yamagishi, a professional soccer player who has spent time with teams in Uruguay and Norway, Taizo Sugitani, a member of the Japanese Olympic Equestrian team, guitarist Ellen McIlwaine, singer Jon Levy, voice and screen actor and screenwriter David Hayter, film and television director Go Shichitaka, and Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress Kelly Chen.
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