Mission Statement

The mission of Fukuoka International School is to create a dynamic learning environment in which students can be educated to high international academic standards. We strive to be a model of unity in diversity in which the individual is respected and each student is challenged at his/her own level.

We believe this can be best accomplished by;

  1. nurturing a spirit of inquiry and self-motivation in learning;
  2. developing students' analytical, critical and creative thinking ability;
  3. teaching skills required for life in the future;
  4. cultivating a strong sense of self worth and respect for others.

Vision Statement

"Inspirational high quality education for the future globally minded citizen"

School-wide Learning Outcomes

As FIS learners we strive to be

Inquirers

  • We nurture our curiosity, developing skills of inquiry and research.  

  • We know how to learn independently and with others while maintaining our enthusiasm and  love of learning throughout life.

Communicators

  • We express ourselves confidently and creatively and can demonstrate our ideas through a variety of media.

  • We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Caring

  • We show empathy, compassion, and respect.   

  • We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

Risk-takers

  • We are resourceful and resilient in the face of uncertainty and change.

  • We work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.

Thinkers

  • We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.  

  • We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Balanced

  • We understand the importance of, and are actively engaged in balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well being for ourselves and others.

  • We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Knowledgeable

  • We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.  

  • We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Principled

  • We act ethically, with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere.

  • We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

Reflective

  • We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experiences.  

  • We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

Open-minded

  • We critically appreciate our own culture and personal history, as well as the values and traditions of others.

  • We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.