Tokyo is not only the capital of Japan, but also one of the most well known cities in the world, which is not surprising considering that it is the capital of one of the largest economies of the world that is a global trade, industry and commerce power house. Besides, it is also known for its culture and traditions which go back in time. It is home to a large number of expat, many of whom live there with their families including children. The fact that there are many excellent Tokyo international progressive school and Tokyo international preschools in the city make it quite easy for expat children to receive an excellent world class schooling. Let us look at the best known of these schools.
1. Global Indian International School Tokyo
Global Indian International School is one of the best known international private schools in the region providing a world class pre nursery to grade 12 education to its students. The school is part of a renowned global chain of schools with a major international presence. GIIS Tokyo boasts a world class campus replete with all the facilities and amenities required to provide a world class holistic education to its students. Its teachers too are out of the top drawer. The school provides access to some of the best curricula in the world including Global Montessori Plus, CBSE, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate Primary Years and International Baccalaureate Diploma.
The school has an outstanding academic track record and its students invariably manage to secure admission to some of the best colleges and universities anywhere. It is not surprising, therefore, that GIIS Tokyo is popular across the expat communities living in GTokyo as the place to send one’s child for an education.
2. Axis International School Tokyo
Axis International School Tokyo is one of the premier K to 12 international schools in the city catering to the educational needs of students in the two to eighteen years age group. The school offers the American system of education, making it eminently suitable for English speaking expat students living in Tokyo. Even those students for whom English is not their native language start speaking in it within months of their joining pre school. Their high school programme is a rigorous one as it is of the same standard as that of the International Baccalaureate programme.
Furthermore, their high school students are prepared for admission to the best of colleges and universities. They are taught to choose the most appropriate university as well as helped with their interview skills, thereby ensuring that they obtain admission there. Large numbers of their students land admission to the top 50 universities of the world. The school’s values based curriculum is driven by the principles of values of dignity, honour, respect and integrity, which helps the students grow up to be individuals of unimpeachable character.
3. Kohana International School
Kohana International School is another one of the premier Tokyo K to 12 international schools providing a world class education to its students. The school is affiliated to Tokyo International Preschool Curriculum (IPC), USA and International General Certificate of SEcondary Examination (IGCSE), University of Cambridge.Everything about the school from its infrastructure to its teachers is world class. The school believes in providing holistic learning to its students comprising academics, co curricular activities and sports and goes out of its way to ensure that the students excel at all. Kohana International School welcomes students of all nationalities and this all inclusive approach is visible in its employing teachers of many nationalities. This ensures that its students learn, develop and grow in a truly international environment.
4. MEES International School, Sendagi, Tokyo
MEES International School Sendagi Tokyo is an outstanding international preschool. They accept children in the one to six years age group and have them learn in multi age groups, as they believe that children learn from each other. While younger students look up to and learn from their older peers, they themselves learn to lead as they grow older. The school has the best possible infrastructure and outstanding teachers to help the young ones learn, grow and develop in the best possible manner. MEES International School is a great believer in enabling and empowering its kindergarten age children to receive digital awareness early in their lives and, therefore, provide all students aged two years and above with their own personal iPads. The medium of instruction at the school is English with many of its teachers being native English language speakers. It is hardly surprising, then, that the school is amongst the most popular ones amongst the expats living in Tokyo.
The international pre schools and international progressive schools are indeed amongst the best anywhere. They offer a great amalgam of the best of Western pedagogy and Japanese discipline, helping the students learn, grow and develop in the best possible manner.