A Greeting from the Headmaster
I consider it a great honour and opportunity to be the founding headmaster of Japan’s first junior boarding school, Jinseki International School. Having spent over half of my 25 years in education working in both Article One and international Schools in Japan, I am in no doubt that Jinseki will offer all our children the very best education possible in a truly unique learning environment.
As an international boarding school, we will offer the highest level of pastoral care in a family atmosphere that will become ‘a home away from home’ for our learning community. Through a broad and enriched dual language curriculum, our students will develop as internationally-minded children highly competent in both written and spoken English and Japanese. On graduation, they will leave us as confident but humble young adults prepared to thrive in top-tier schools across the world.
Set in a privileged natural environment the school offers opportunities for our students to learn about themselves and the wider world stretching far beyond the classroom and textbook. With mountains and skiing, the islands of the Inland Sea and numerous cultural treasures all within easy reach, Jinseki offers a rare learning journey where education and nature can truly be embraced as one.
I hope you will take the opportunity to visit us and discover more. A warm welcome awaits.
About the Headmaster
Nicholas Gunn brings to JINIS over 25 years of global experience in both teaching and leadership roles across the entire 3-18 age range. Previously working in Japan, Nicholas has worked a combined 15 years as Head of Middle School at the British School in Tokyo and as Founding Deputy Head at Makuhari International School—Japan’s first government-backed, dual language International School. More recently, Nicholas has worked as Head of Prep at what is now Lancing Prep School, UK and before joining JINIS, held the position of Principal/Headmaster at King’s College Doha, Qatar.
Educated at Brighton College, Nicholas was himself a boarder who went on to gain a degree in Surveying and a Post Graduate Degree in Education. He has since completed the UK’s National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). As a PENTA trained BSO school inspector, he has advised and led numerous schools through various inspections and accreditations.