Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is a world city in every sense of the term. It is a major hub for cutting-edge technology, information, art, fashion and culture. It is home to a very large number of global corporations and a fantastic public transportation system.
Besides, it is known for its cleanliness and public safety making it a very attractive destination for people around the world. It also boasts some of the best international schools anywhere. In this blog let us look at the best-known primary schools and international schools in Tokyo
The Best Known Primary Schools And International Schools
1. Global Indian International School, Tokyo
Global Indian International School Tokyo with its four well-appointed hi-tech campuses is one of the foremost international schools in the city. It provides a world-class K to grade 12 holistic education comprising both academics and a range of extracurricular activities that ensure that its students grow up into well-rounded competent individuals.
Helping them reach that stage are some of the most qualified and experienced teachers and support staff anywhere. GIIS Tokyo which is part of an internationally renowned network of schools with branches across the world provides its students access to some of the best curricula in the world.
The curricula include Global Montessori Plus, CBSE, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate Primary Years, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International Baccalaureate Diploma Bridge Programme. GIIS Tokyo not only has outstanding academic results but its students also regularly get placed in the best colleges and universities.
2. American School in Japan, Tokyo
American School in Japan, which is one of the oldest international schools in Tokyo, having been founded in 1902 is one of the best K to grade 12 schools in the country. It has two hi-tech campuses located in Roppongi Hills (Early Years Learning Centre for ages 3 to 5) and Chofu (for ages 6 to 18).
The latter campus has 1510 students on its campus which boasts a 570-seat theatre as well as a Japanese Culture Centre. ASIJ is a co-educational school with English as the medium of instruction. It follows the American curriculum and offers the American High School Diploma to its students.
Furthermore, the school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The school has a stellar track record with regard to its students’ academic results. Besides, its students regularly obtain admission to schools in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan and other parts of Asia.
3. The British School in Tokyo
The British School in Tokyo was founded in 1989 by the late Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher. As is to be expected, this is a quintessentially British school that provides world-class K to grade 12 education to students in the 3 to 18 years age group.
The school follows leading British curricula including the National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and A levels. Everything about the school from its two high-tech campuses to its teachers and support staff is out of the top drawer.
The school has 1100 hundred students on its rolls of which 350 attend the junior school in Shibuya and 620 in the age group of 9 to 18 years go to the Showa campus. The British School in Tokyo is a participant in the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) as well.
It is not surprising that the school is exceedingly popular with those expat who seek to provide world-class British education to their children.
The primary school and international schools of Japan are some of the best anywhere in the world. These schools are especially good because they combine the best of modern Western pedagogy with traditional Japanese values of hard work, discipline, dedication and pursuit of excellence.
Moreover, schools in Japan do not suffer from problems like violence, drug use, gun violence, and indiscipline that are common in many Western schools. Japan is one of the safest countries in the world to receive one’s schooling.
Besides, it provides a very peaceful and serene environment in which to pursue one’s education. Any child going to school in such an environment would be quite privileged to be able to receive a world-class education in a place as conducive to the pursuit of knowledge as this.
The future of the world is increasingly being shaped by the Indo-Pacific region and receiving one’s early education in the most important country of that part of the world will stand the young people studying at these schools in good stead in their lives ahead.
It is not surprising, therefore, that most expats are more than happy to send their children to these schools. Japanese students as a rule perform better than their Western counterparts, which means that students from all parts of the world who go to school in Japan can imbibe some of the traits of these students that make them so good.
Going to a school in Japan can truly be a life-transforming experience for many of their expat students.