Vision, Mission and Aims


More than thirty years ago Chiba Prefecture began planning for the development of a new commercial and residential zone built on reclaimed land in Makuhari. Within this zone, sectors were identified for commerce, education, housing and recreation. In anticipation of the influx of international businesses to the area, the idea of creating an international school to serve this new community was explored, with Chiba City giving the go-ahead in 2006. Chiba Prefecture and Chiba City subsequently asked the Ministry of Education to endorse a school model with a flexible curriculum and a core commitment to nurturing internationalism. Thus, MIS was accepted under the School Education Act. Chiba's long awaited dream came true when Makuhari International School opened its doors in 2009, at once becoming an attraction for returning Japanese families and the international community alike. MIS is pledged to continue to be true to this dream.

The MIS vision is first, to be able to offer a top quality education and give parents real choice - the choice to attend a bilingual school, where English and Japanese are valued equally, and whose diploma allows transfer to Japanese junior high schools as well as international schools. Second to be in the vanguard of creating a new generation of internationally-minded students, primed to become future leaders in Japan's ever-changing society. Third, to serve our Chiba community's expectations and specifically act as a cornerstone in the process of internationalization.


Makuhari International School seeks to provide an outstanding education and inspire students to become life-long learners and responsible global citizens.


The MIS Commitment to International Mindedness 

We understand 'international mindedness' to mean:

MIS believes that it demonstrates international mindedness and promotes international awareness and both global and Japanese citizenship in its students through its curricular and extra-curricular programmes.