Fukuoka International School (FIS) is an independent, non-profit, private school incorporated in Japan and accredited as a School Juridical Body ("Gakko Hojin") by the Japanese Ministry as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
A thirteen member Board of Directors, elected for two-year terms by the Board of Trustees, governs the school. A Chairperson for the Board of Directors will be elected from and by the Directors.
The Board of Directors make the major strategic decisions regarding the direction and character of the school. Current members are from the Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd., Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Nishi-Nippon City Bank Ltd., Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., Saibu Gas Co., Ltd. and the U.S. Consulate Fukuoka. Operational and managerial decisions are the responsibility of the Head of School and the Head of School is accountable to the Board of Directors.