DSK International - International School in Kobe

Primary Years Programme

The IBO (International Baccalaureate Organisation) is a non-profit organisation based in The Hague, The Netherlands. It provides an educational philosophy and framework to ensure that schools all over the world are providing stimulating, relevant and balanced programmes for their students.

As an authorised IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) world school since 2006 and a German School Abroad, DSKI uses the educational plans from the Thuringia curriculum alongside the PYP Programme of Inquiry to create a comprehensive, inquiry based programme from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The resulting programme focusses on delivering a holistic curriculum encompassing the academic, social, emotional and physical aspects of learning.

The learning is organised into six Units of Inquiry based around six organising themes about our world and who we are. Through these units, the classroom teachers integrate language, mathematics, science, personal social education, social studies, drama and ICT, while single-subject teachers integrate music, physical education, German/English language and Japanese language.

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DSKI provides a positive learning environment

that allows students to:

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Develop Confidence in their own Abilities

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Think for Themselves

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Develop Inquiry Skills

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Express their Opinions

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Respect the Opinions of others

DSK International - International School in Kobe

Primary Years


  • 5 – 11 years
  • Timetable:
  • Monday to Friday
  • Programmes:
  • Thüringer Curriculum
  • PYP Programme of Inquiry
  • Languages:
  • English, German and Japanese
  • IB: Yes
  • Full IB PYP
  • Programme of Inquiry

Sample Timetables

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PYP Programme
School day: 8:30 - 15:30

Download sample timetable here

After School Programme also available. See below for more information:

Download After School Programme information

Interested in joining our Primary Years Programme or would like more information about enrolment?
Head over to our admissions page.