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Location

Nestled between the mountains and the sea...

Marist Brothers International School is located in Suma, a quiet residential area in Kobe.  The school is near both the mountains and the sea, and is close to Kobe’s most famous beach.  Two train lines are within short walking distance.  By the JR line, downtown Kobe is a mere ten minute’s commute, with a further twenty minutes to reach Osaka.

Despite a relatively small campus (10,000 sq. m), MBIS features a large, modern Classroom Building, which offers twenty classrooms, spread over four levels. This building includes two science labs, two art rooms, and a guidance center.  Our youngest students enjoy two large classroom spaces, purpose-built for Montessori education.  The smaller Administration Building was opened in 1951, and is due to be replaced by a state-of-the-art building.  Currently, it houses our school office, infirmary, library, faculty rooms, and cafeteria.  Our third building contains a large gymnasium, fitness room, and music room.  The campus includes two playgrounds, both covered with artificial grass.  A small playground is adjacent to the Montessori classrooms, and a larger field is near the Classroom Building.  This field is large enough to host softball games and is used as a lunch time playground by our older students.