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Kansai Christian School is seeking qualified applicants for the following:


TEACHERS, Elementary / Middle School / High School

Kansai Christian School (KCS) is seeking one or more full time teachers beginning in August 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Grade level and subject-area placement will be determined by the successful candidate’s experience and credentials, along with the needs of the school. 

  • Deliver quality instruction in accordance with Board-approved curricula in assigned grade levels and content areas
  • Teach a daily Bible class
  • Provide differentiation in instructional materials and techniques to accommodate varying abilities, language levels, and learning styles
  • In collaboration with other staff, prepare students for various school events
  • Assist with playground duty and other support tasks as assigned
  • Seek to continually improve content knowledge and teaching strategies that maximize student learning
  • Attend staff meetings and contribute to staff professional and spiritual development
  • Comply with and implement school policies individually and with students
  • All instruction is in English: Qualified candidates must speak and write in native-level English. Japanese language ability is helpful, but not required.
  • Applicants with valid teaching credentials and/or experience will be preferred
  • Experience on a school accreditation team will be highly valued
  • While KCS has no denominational affiliation, staff are expected to have an active Christian faith that is demonstrated on a daily basis in interactions with staff and students.

KCS operates on the American school calendar and relies heavily on American curriculum standards. All instruction (other than specific language classes) is conducted in English and provides seamless transition of missionary and expat families to and from schools and universities in the West. It is imperative our teachers be native English speakers to uphold this high level of English in all academic areas.

As a small school maintaining its goal of serving missionary families, KCS remains a small, no-frills school with a strong Christ-centered focus. The staff, families, and students form a supportive and caring community that strives to demonstrate exemplary Christian service as well as academic excellence. KCS is a 1-12 grade school so teaching assignments are frequently across multiple grade levels and content areas; however, our student / teacher ratio is low and provides great flexibility and opportunities for building strong relationships.

Direct compensation for your work at KCS will provide for much of your livelihood; however, many teachers receive supplemental support through affiliated mission organizations or from churches and friends in their home countries. This helps meet the cost of additional living expenses in Japan, as well as keeping staff connected with the greater body of believers and their home church communities. Teaching assignments are for a minimum of two years, but some staff have been involved with the school for decades. Because the school is located outside of a major metropolitan area, the area surrounding the school enjoys small-town feeling and relatively low cost of living. 

Living and working in Japan can be an immensely rewarding experience. Most foreigners with a degree of cultural sensitivity will find the Japanese culture welcoming and endearing. While Japan embraces many Western influences, it still has an extremely low percentage of Christians (less than 1%). Opportunities for Christian ministry are plentiful but not without challenges as overcoming language and other cultural barriers can be frustrating at times. If you are interested in obtaining more information about how you can make a difference as a missionary teacher, please don't hesitate to contact us.

KCS is a non-profit zaidan hojin and can directly sponsor work visas in Japan.

Please contact Mrs. Clark at if you have questions or to submit application materials. You are invited to send a cover letter and your resume directly to this address.

Thank you!


The school appreciates your interest and welcomes the opportunity to review your application and keep it on file for future openings. If you are interested, please contact:

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