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Learning
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Learning
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Learning
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Learning
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Learning
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A Structured, Inquiry-Driven Approach to Teaching and Learning

Inquiry, intentionality, empowerment and effective feedback are key to learning and teaching at TIS. Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively using a structured, learner centered approach. In addition to the traditional school subjects, students are also taught strategies and skills to shape successful learners including, self-regulation, reflection, empathy, resilience and problem-solving. Our learning philosophy extends beyond our students to our professional learning.

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Intentionality

Teaching is intentional and purposeful. Personalized learning targets challenge individuals. Intentions are made explicit, so students can self-regulate their own learning.

Empowerment

Students are taught to be self-sufficient, self-directed learners. Teachers incorporate students’ ideas, opinions, questions and decisions into the learning process.

Inquiry

Teachers nurture students’ curiosity, creativity, empathy and critical thinking. Learners approach questions, challenges and issues from a range of perspectives.

Feedback

Teachers provide students with personalized feedback. Students use tools such as checklists, charts, and rubrics to encourage self-reflection and for students to determine their own next steps.

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Intentionality

Teaching is intentional and purposeful. Personalized learning targets challenge individuals. Intentions are made explicit, so students can self-regulate their own learning.

Empowerment

Students are taught to be self-sufficient, self-directed learners. Teachers incorporate students’ ideas, opinions, questions and decisions into the learning process.

Inquiry

Teachers nurture students’ curiosity, creativity, empathy and critical thinking. Learners approach questions, challenges and issues from a range of perspectives.

Feedback

Teachers provide students with personalized feedback. Students use tools such as checklists, charts, and rubrics to encourage self-reflection and for students to determine their own next steps.

Primary School

Our Primary School serves 260 girls and boys ranging from 4 to 11 years of age. Students engage in an exciting, rigorous, international education delivered through the prestigious International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program framework.

Middle School

Our Middle School serves 100 young women and young men ranging from 11 to 14 years of age. Students engage in an exciting, rigorous, international education delivered through the prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program framework.

Primary School

Our Primary School serves 260 girls and boys ranging from 4 to 11 years of age. Students engage in an exciting, rigorous, international education delivered through the prestigious International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program framework.

Middle School

Our Middle School serves 100 young women and young men ranging from 11 to 14 years of age. Students engage in an exciting, rigorous, international education delivered through the prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program framework.

Professional Learning

Our culture of learning permeates throughout our school. Staff engage regularly in enriching, and motivating professional development. Adults at TIS learn from one another and with one another. They also enjoy learning opportunities facilitated by leading educational consultants from across the globe.

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Apple Distinguised School

Tokyo International School is a non profit school, which is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
We are a fully authorized, International Baccalaureate World School, catering for students from Kindergarten 1 (four years old) to Grade 8 (fourteen years old).