International Schools in Yokohama
The Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama
The Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama has a Coeducation system offering programs from kindergarten to grade 13 (the transition to a 12-year-system has been started in Sept. 2003). There are about 500 students, from 20 countries, and a good knowledge of German is necessary for admission.
The curriculum is based on the German education system. German-speaking students can transfer seamlessly between German schools in Germany or abroad and Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama. A German Baccalaureate is conferred at the end of grade 13 (at the end of grade 12 from 2010/11) as well as the “Mittlere Reife” at the end of grade 10 and the “Hauptschulabschluss” at the end of grade 9. English, French, Japanese and Latin are taught as foreign languages.
The buildings are spacious offering excellent working conditions, a library, laboratories, computer rooms, outdoor playgrounds, a large gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, football field, and basketball and tennis fields.
The Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama is located in Yokohama a 10-minute walk form Nakamachidai station, (Yokohama City-Subway) There are 6 school buses, to DSTY with an average bus ride of 20-60 minutes.
The school is accredited by the German Government. Graduates qualify for application to universities in Germany and Japan as well as in most countries all over the world.
2-4-1 Chigasaki-Minami, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama
Tel: 045-941-4841/42 Fax: 045-941-4481
GREGG International School
GREGG International School (GIS)has guided & prepared students for life in the international community since 1986 in our Jiyugaoka campus. From April of 2006 GREGG expanded to Yokohama intent on providing the same quality English-based education for international children aged 2 to12. Educating children to search for knowledge, care about their responsibilities and appreciate the cultural diversity among people has been, and continues to be, the mission of our school.
Method: At GREGG International School classes are student-centered and tailored to meet the unique needs of our diverse student body. We take great pride in our caring and professional teachers who are responsible for guiding children through both academic and personal development. Our 1:7 teacher-student ratio ensures that your child receives plenty of help and encouragement to become a successful learner inside as well as outside the classroom.
Courses: GIS offers two courses of study – the International course and Bears Course. The International Course is designed for native or near native English speakers, i.e. students for whom at least one parent is a native English-speaker or the student speaks English at a proficient level as assessed by the course teacher. For families who wish to educate their child in English but do not speak English at home, GIS offers the Bears Course. This two-year course of study is designed to give non-English speaking children the opportunity to develop the language tools necessary to move them into the international course.
Admissions: Applications are accepted year-round. Prospective student’s applications pass through a screening process and, for selected candidates, personal interviews with the parents and student.
2-2-6 Minami Saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ku 220-0005
Tel: 045-312-0037, Fax: 045-311-8864
Horizon Japan International School
Horizon Japan International School is an accredited international school (Kanagawa Prefectural Government) providing a high-quality all-English education for students from three years of age through grade nine.
Established in 2003, we already have students representing over 20 nationalities. HJIS is strongly committed to developing an international and multi-cultural perspective among our students and parents. As part of the international school community, we are setting standards of excellence in preparing our students to meet future challenges.
HJIS’s goal is to ensure that all students are actively involved in their education and learn in new and innovative ways. Assisted by a low student-to-teacher ratio, our teaching staff works closely with each student fulfilling their educational needs. The students have many opportunities to pursue interesting and challenging academic programs as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. We have recently introduced ‘Caring and Courageous’ as our school motto as we feel it reflects core values which will take our young citizens through school life and into adulthood as valued, contributing members of society.
Admissions: Mr. Baris Aruk
1-38-27 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 230-0077
Tel: 045-584-1945 Fax: 045-584-1946
Saint Maur International School
Saint Maur International School was established in 1872 and bases its education on the belief that each student regardless of gender, nationality, or religious denomination, was created with unique abilities, strengths, and talents. All staff are committed to the development of each student’s individual talents to the furthest degree possible. The cultural diversity inherent in the international experience encourages students to seek their unique identity.
Montessori School: Children aged 2½ through 5+ participate in the Montessori programme. The Montessori classroom is a specially prepared environment containing interest-based attractive activities which assist the children to sharpen their powers of observation and develop a trust in their own ability to learn. Each piece of material is created and designed to further the child’s experience and development of more abstract knowledge.
Elementary School: Students in the elementary school pursue the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) which is a future-oriented, child-centered curriculum utilized in many international and state school systems in the world. It has a three-fold approach to facilitate learning: acquiring knowledge, acquiring abilities, and developing enhanced levels of understanding. It ensures that a child experiences consistency and balance in a primary education, while also helping children to develop both a national and an international perspective.
Middle School: Saint Maur has a Middle School committed to the development and implementation of a programme that provides a well-rounded, age-appropriate curriculum, encompassing the means for academic, social, moral/ethical and physical growth. The programme assists students to achieve a balance of independence and interaction, while developing a strong sense of self-worth, cooperation, community, and respectful understanding of others.
High School: Most of the students in High School are college bound and the academic atmosphere is reflected by the courses offered and the high standards maintained. Students are prepared for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), I.B. (International Baccalaureate), and A.P. (Advanced Placement), examinations.
Campus and Facilities
The school is situated in the residential historical area of Yokohama. The main campus houses four earthquake re-enforced buildings which contain classrooms, recreation halls, computer and science labs, a library, cafeteria, gymnasium and state-of-the-art Fine Arts Center with excellent facilities to include an auditorium, music and art rooms. The facilities are air-conditioned, and the landscaped gardens provide a pleasant environment conducive to good learning and relaxation. A short distance from the main campus the school has recently constructed an outdoor sports facility and field. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation – bus and train. The nearest stations are Yamate, Motomachi-Chukagai and Ishikawacho.
83 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Tel: 045-641-5751 Fax: 045-641-6688
Yokohama International School
A leading international school just 35 minutes from central Tokyo
Founded in 1924 as a pioneer in international education, Yokohama International School (YIS) remains committed to providing the highest quality, balanced education to internationally minded students ages 3 – 18 in an inquiring, supportive and exciting learning environment. Located on an attractive campus in the historic Bluff district of Yokohama, only 35 minutes by train from central Tokyo, YIS is an independent, not-for- profit school fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
YIS students represent nearly 50 nationalities, and our highly qualified teaching staff is likewise multinational. Moreover, our educational programs reflect the best practices in international education today. This starts in our Early Learning Center, where we introduce the inquiry-based Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, complemented by the child-centered, experiential principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach. The PYP is also the framework for our elementary school, where we integrate academics, values and attitudes across the curriculum while challenging students to become active and thoughtful inquirers.
In middle school our curriculum extends the inquiry-based approach of the PYP while preparing students for the demands of high school. In the 2010-11 academic year we started the phased implementation of the IB Middle Years Program, which will be fully implemented across grades 6-10 in the 2014-15 academic year. Our academic program in high school centers on the IGCSE in grades 9 and 10 and the IB Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. Some exciting initiatives for the 2011-12 academic year include the launch of our Connected Learning Community, which will include the provision of a laptop computer for every student in the secondary, and the introduction of a new Global Citizen Diploma program, complementing the IBDP.
The school’s academic record is strong; our high school external examination results, for example, are consistently well above international averages and our graduates matriculate to leading universities in North America, Europe and around the world. At the same time, we emphasize the importance of balance in students’ lives, offering a wide array of extracurricular activities and community service opportunities. But what really makes YIS a great school is our people – our students, faculty, parents and alumni. We invite you to visit us and experience the YIS community first-hand.
For more information, visit www.yis.ac.jp or call us at 045-622-0084.