At TIS, we frame learning around six key principles. One of these is holistic learning, where learners engage in a balanced transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary curriculum that includes experiential learning with depth and breadth. Through day field trips, residential trips, and annual snow trip, we cultivate a learning environment outside the classroom where students continue to construct knowledge and make meaning of the world together with adults and other children.
Being the largest city in the world, Tokyo provides us with a wide and diverse range of cultural activities. All grade levels engage in day field trips throughout the school year connected to what they are learning in the classroom, empowering students to transfer their learning to new and real life situations.
Grades 3 through Grade 10 enjoy domestic residential trips to exciting locations such as Yamanashi, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Kanazawa. Residential field trips focus on developing team building, self-management, and leadership skills. Typically scheduled in Autumn, the residential trip is an opportunity for students to get to know their grade level cohort.
Grades 6 through Grade 10 also enjoy the exciting annual winter trip to the famous dry powder snow of the Japanese Alps. Under the guidance of professional instructors, students learn how to ski or snowboard according to their experience level.
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).