Vision and Mission

Vision Statement
The vision of the International Christian Academy of Nagoya is to grow as an international school that provides for the English-based academic needs of both Japanese and expatriate families within an atmosphere that fosters Christian character and growth.

Mission Statement
The International Christian Academy of Nagoya is a Christ-centered school that impacts the world by providing students with an education based on a biblical worldview in an environment of academic excellence, while cultivating respect for people of all cultures and religions.


Philosophy of Education
ICAN is a Christian school founded on the belief that God is the source of all truth and that true education is based on His revealed word, the Bible (John 14:6, 17:7). We believe the qualities of such an education include the following:

Core Values
    High Expectations
    A traditional and well-rounded curriculum coupled with high expectations for student achievement and
    lifelong learning that equips them to become biblically-informed individuals, effective communicators,
​    responsible citizens, and engaged learners.

    Biblical Integration
    Biblical integration expressed through all subjects and aspects of school life.

    Christian Environment
    A distinctively Christian environment in which students are nurtured and experience grace
    in the context of a caring community.

    Cooperation with Parents
    Cooperation with parents in the education and character development of each individual student. 

    International Atmosphere
    An international atmosphere that provides a welcome environment for children of all cultures and
​    nations and fosters self-worth and mutual respect.