Academic School Year
Traditionally, the academic year at Liberty International School has begun in April and finished in March. This follows the Japanese school calendar. However, from April 2021, we will be transitioning to an academic year that begins in September. Therefore, the 2021-2022 school year starts in April 2021 but finishes in June 2022. Two main reasons for this change are listed below:
1. A September start date will make it easier for many students coming from abroad to join the school year from the beginning.
2. Japan as a whole is working on plans to switch to a September start date.
More details about the school calendar can be seen under the News & Events => Calendar tab. Nevertheless, the following is an overview of the 2021-2022 school year.
NOTE: In a normal academic year, students will have at least 180 school contact days dedicated to study.
NOTE: If school is closed on a national holiday, daycare is not available.
Our 2021-2022 Year
APRIL 7 School Year Begins
APRIL 29 - MAY 5 Golden Week Break (School Closed)
JUNE 26 - SEPTEMBER 5 Summer Break (School Closed)
SEPTEMBER 6 Classes Begin
SEPTEMBER 20 National Holiday (School Closed)
NOVEMBER 25-26 Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)
DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 5 Winter Break (School Closed)
JANUARY 10 National Holiday (School Closed)
FEBRUARY 11 National Holiday (School Closed)
MARCH 21 - MARCH 25 Spring Break (School Closed)
APRIL 29 - MAY 6 Golden Week Break (School Closed)
JUNE 24 Last Day of the School Year for students