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Primary School Teacher

Horizon Academy Sendai Campus
Sendai, Japan
Apartment with basic furniture (initial expenses paid by school , monthly rent deducted from salary)
One-way airfare to Japan
Start date
Start July 2024
1 year
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Credential/License
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan


  • Experience with PYP(IB) (advantageous)
  • Commitment to stay in Japan for at least 3~4 years
  • Visa procurement assistance
  • Social insurance
  • Paid leave, sick leave
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Bonus
  • IB authorized PD opportunities

Horizon Sendai Primary School is a Japanese Article-one school providing compulsory elementary education. We follow the Japanese National Curriculum Guidelines as well as the standards and practices of the IB Primary Years Programme as a PYP-authorized school. We have also received a "Special Designated School" status from the Ministry of Education to implement an English Immersion Program. Depending on the subject we use English and/or Japanese as the language of instruction. Each class is assigned an English Homeroom Teacher and a Japanese Homeroom Teacher requiring both teachers to work collaboratively.

We want to build an outstanding faculty that provides a safe, nurturing environment in which students learn, fosters intellectual rigor and independent thinking, and promotes high standards, collegiality, and a strong sense of community.

We value candidates who exhibit a passion for teaching, who have experience with students from diverse backgrounds, whose pursuit of professional development is keen and ongoing, and whose academic background and teaching experience are directly relevant to the position.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right teacher to join an excellent team to teach and work in Sendai, the largest urban center in Northern Japan. Working at Horizon Sendai Primary School provides an appealing, cleaner, greener, authentically Japanese, alternative to a place like Tokyo. Please submit your application following our guidelines, to allow us to consider whether we share a match in needs and interests.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Horizon Japan International School Sendai (Early Learning Center) is opened in April 2012 with accreditation from Miyagi Prefecture Government as an international school mainly for Japanese children from age 3 through 5. In April 2016, Horizon Sendai Primary School was opened within the same campus for children from Grade 1 through Grade 6  as the first English Immersion Primary School with Article-One status in the Tohoku area. In February 2022, we were authorized by the IBO to offer PYP.

In our Primary School, we have developed a unique program after investigating other organizational models in Japan. This program will develop the base needed for the leaders of the future. We believe that our children will be such leaders, representing Japan on the global stage, making our world a better place.

In the Early Learning Center, all instruction is in English, while in Primary School this ratio is about 50%. We are hiring enthusiastic and experienced teachers from around the Globe to offer an international atmosphere for our school community here in Sendai.


This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Teaching in Japan continues to be one of the most popular options for English teachers as well as licensed classroom teachers. One of the world's most technologically advanced countries, Japan also maintains a culture of old-world tradition and appreciation for beauty.

127,799,000 (10th)
Yen (¥) / En (円 or 圓) (JPY)
Buddhism, Shinto
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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