Our Alumni

NIS is a special place. It is both a physical place, and a place that exists in our hearts, across generations, cultures and languages. Regardless of age or the number of years here as a student, alumni and former staff (and parents!) share a unique bond and a desire to continue what has made NIS an important part of so many of our lives – our love of learning, our commitment to causes greater than ourselves, and our pursuit of dreams. We hope that these pages can help foster that bond, and connect our current school community with our alumni community. Go Dolphins!




Coming Soon - Spotlights on Alumni who are excelling. 


Coming Soon - Fun stories and pictures from the past.


Our published Connections magazine online. 


Dolphin Tales

NIS has a long history in Nakashidami. It started in the mid-1960s with a dream held by a handful of parents seeking to educate their children and build a school community that would continue to serve the Nagoya area for years to come. Since that time, thousands of students have called NIS home. Whether they have been a member of our community for just a short while or for their entire school life from preschool through high school, graduates and former students can be found in all corners of the globe following their passions and having an impact in their communities. Check out below how our students have Inquired, Inspired, and Impacted their way out in the world, beyond Nakashidami!

Taking on Global Issues from London

Kanon, Class of 2016, has recently returned to London using her global background and education received at NIS to tackle and solve global problems.

Back Home Working in Design

Anna, Class of 2015, is back in Nagoya using her art education working as an Experience Designer while expanding her passion for design on the side too.

Continuing to be International

Misa, Class of 2019, while on an exchange program, is exchanging ideas with fellow students, enjoying her studies both in Tokyo and the UK.