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Boarding at HIS

Welcome to Hokkaido International School and your home away from home. The dorm parents, staff and teachers are committed to providing you with a supportive living experience over the time that you are learning at HIS. 

In response to the growing popularity of our boarding program, in 2017 ~ 18, the Executive Board approved and oversaw the construction of a major extension to the on campus dormitory. 

With a new capacity of 40 students (20 girls, 20 boys), we currently anticipate spaces for the 2023 - 2024 school year, however, we would encourage you to apply early in 2023, since we could see wait lists. Our boarding program is open to students in grades 7-12. 

Boarding Program Mission

Our boarding program mission is to provide students with a healthy and supportive environment. We provide a safe, family-like atmosphere so our residents may reach their potential.

We count on your cooperation and commitments to:

  • Your Education
  • Your HIS Community
  • Your Dorm Community
  • Your Dorm Parents

All are essential as we all work toward an excellent year in the dorm and at school.

Greetings from the Dorm Parents, Tricia Calhoon, Raluca, and Neil!

Tricia Calhoon

Originally from Colorado in the United States, she moved to Sapporo from Hawaii where she has been teaching middle school science for the past 5 years.  She enjoys being outdoors, exploring the city of Sapporo and learning about new cultures. 

Raluca Nagy

Originally from Romania, Raluca has lived in Belgium, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and Japan. Before starting to write fiction six years ago, she worked as an anthropologist and lecturer. Raluca is still teaching part-time, currently at Hokkaido University. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, winter sports, and reading.

Neil Maclean

Originally from the United Kingdom, Neil has lived and taught in Vietnam, France, Italy, Belgium, Romania as well as Japan. Before moving into secondary teaching eight years ago, he worked as a journalist and editor. In his free time, Neil enjoys winter sports, creative activities, and discovering new places.


HIS Boarding  Information & Fees