INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN MINATO AREA
THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF TOKYO
The Montessori School of Tokyo (MST) is proud to provide an internationally recognized curriculum for the international student. MST is the only Montessori Elementary School in Japan accepting students from age 3 to 12. With its beginnings as a pre-school/kindergarten in 1993, MST has grown to where it now enrolls over 150 students representing over 35 countries. Our Montessori trained teachers, come from over 10 countries around the world and are familiar with many different international settings.
Our core values of Confidence, Respect and Compassion, are reflected throughout the school community, as is the universal Montessori approach, allowing students to transition seamlessly from other Montessori schools around the world. The school is located in central Tokyo close to many public parks.
The cornerstone of our educational philosophy can be summed up by our mission statement: “Stimulating curiosity while developing independence in thought and action.” We aim not to fill children with knowledge, but to teach them how to learn.
MST is accredited by The International Montessori Council and is a member of The Japan Council of International Schools.
3-5-13, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Tel: 81-3-5449-7067 Fax: 81-3-5449-0087
NISHIMACHI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Nishimachi International School is a K-9 coeducational, nonsectarian school with a diverse student body of 440 students from 26 countries. Nishimachi is conveniently located in central Tokyo.
For over 55 years, Nishimachi International School has been a pioneer in dual-language education (English/Japanese). Our mission is to educate children to be international and independent thinkers. We believe that studying a second language enables students to grow beyond a single culture. Today, every Nishimachi student studies Japanese from day one – in addition to following a challenging international curriculum in English.
At Nishimachi International School, we educate students to develop the skills and attitudes they need to live harmoniously and meaningfully in a borderless world. Starting in kindergarten, each student works toward specific goals as outlined by our school-wide learning expectations. They become communicators, thinkers, responsible learners, collaborative workers, developers of quality work and global ambassadors. They acquire skills such as adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to work cross-culturally. They analyze, interpret, and learn how to come to consensus. They master diversity and practice respect.
Nishimachi International School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.
Admissions: Ms. Mariko Laabs
14-7, Moto-Azabu 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel 03-3451-5520 Fax 03-3456-0197
SHIROGANE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Shirogane International School is an international preschool in Tokyo for children aged 18 months – 5 years old.
Philosophy: to develop within every child self confidence, self reliance, a positive self image, inner strength to deal with the challenges life has to offer, and respect for each other. It is important for us to recognize each child’s individual potential and provide a stimulating, sensitive environment for her / him, by fostering a creative atmosphere where they can discover and explore new ideas, thus enriching their perceptions of the world around them. We accept these challenges and the responsibility accompanying them.
Admissions: Mrs Tina Graves
5-5-2 Shiroganedai 1F, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071
TOKYO CHILDREN’S ACADEMY
Tokyo Children’s Academy is dedicated to the idea that students gain their self-esteem and confidence through experiencing and mastering challenges, both academic and physical. Young children start this process by exploring their environment concretely through their senses and, as they grow, progress to more abstract thinking, while still needing a variety of stimulating and experiential learning opportunities to support this process. Tokyo Children’s Academy supports the whole child by providing them with the tools and environment that allows them to take risks, make mistakes, and try again until they master the tasks. Tokyo Children’s Academy’s students are enthusiastic and eager learners who become successful problem-solvers when they participate in a program that emphasizes thinking creatively and rigorously, working with effort and persistence and going beyond the everyday to reach new possibilities.