Tokyo, the capital city of Japan is one of the premier cities of the world like London, Paris and New York. What is remarkable about this is the fact that it is the only Asian city to have been so globally recognized and appreciated. It is a major, business, cultural and fashion destination of the world and is home to a sizable expat population that comes from all parts of the globe.
Quite a few of them live there with their families as Tokyo boasts excellent infrastructure and above all is a very safe city which might not be true of its counterparts in the West. It also has a very large number of stellar international schools providing outstanding pre-school to high school education to expat children living there.
Let us get a rundown on these.
Some Popular High Schools and International Schools
1. Global Indian International School Tokyo
Global Indian International School Tokyo is amongst the best-known K to grade 12 schools in Tokyo. It has four well-appointed schools offering every conceivable modern facility and amenity. Moreover, the school has some of the most highly qualified and experienced teachers anywhere.
GIIS Tokyo is one of the many world-class schools run by a major global network of Indian international schools with a sterling reputation around the world. This is reflected in the curricula offered to its students that provide access to curricula like Global Montessori Plus, and CBSE. Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate Primary Year, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International Baccalaureate Diploma Bridge Programme.
The school has an outstanding record with regard to its academic track record and the ability of its students to achieve admission to some of the best colleges and universities anywhere. It is hardly surprising that the school is extremely popular with expat communities from around the world to enrol their children.
2. Camelot International School Tokyo
Camelot International School Tokyo is one of the most sought-after Grades 1 to 12 international schools in the country. It offers an outstanding campus with cutting-edge infrastructure as well as some of the most well-qualified and experienced teachers anywhere.
The school is known to provide a fully holistic education that ensures that every child receives a thorough exposure to not just academics, but a range of extracurricular activities as well.
The school follows the British education system offering its students access to the Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge GCE A level programme at the senior level. Camelot International School provides a holistic education par excellence that ensures that the students receive the right kind of exposure to both academics and a range of extracurricular activities.
The school has a fantastic academic track record that ensures that its students are accepted for admission to some of the best colleges and universities worldwide. It is definitely quite high on the list of schools that expats living in Tokyo would like to send their children to.
3. India International School in Japan
India International School in Japan is one of the most sought-after schools in Tokyo and very popular among the expat communities living there. It is the oldest Indian school in the region, having been founded in 2004. It also has a branch in Yokohama.
The language of instruction at the school is English with the school offering its students the much in demand International Baccalaureate and CBSE curricula. That makes the school particularly popular with the Indian expat community living in Japan.
Catering to the educational requirements of students in the 3 to 18 age group the school has 800 students in the Tokyo branch and 200 in the Yokohama branch. The school boasts cutting-edge infrastructure and some of the most well-qualified and experienced teachers who mentor every student to grow to the best of his or her abilities.
Every child receives a fully holistic education that is a blend of academics and extracurricular activities. It is not surprising that the school makes achievers out of its students who go on to not only excel academically but gain admission to some of the best colleges and universities across the globe.
The schools described above are but a few of the very large number of popular international schools in Tokyo. These educational institutions play a stellar role in ensuring that their expat and local students get the best start in life.
Any child who goes to school in Japan gets to benefit from exposure to the best of Western and Eastern values.
The most modern pedagogical concepts combined with the Japanese principles of hard work, dedication, sincerity and the pursuit of excellence ensure that the students receive an education that is tailor-made for the 21st-century world – a time when the balance of power is shifting from Europe to the Asia Pacific. Expat children studying in Japanese schools are quite fortunate in that sense.