International schools in Tokyo offering the best curricula including IB diploma

    Aslam Ali

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    The international schools in Tokyo are some of the best in the world. There is a pretty large number of them catering to the diverse requirements of the city’s large expat population. Some of these schools go back more than a hundred years, while some are relatively recent. Many of these schools are run by school chains from places like the USA, UK, Australia and India. In this article, we shall look at some international schools in Tokyo offering some well known curricula including the IB diploma. 

    Best schools in Tokyo that offer top curricula like the IB Diploma and others.


    1. Global Indian International School, Tokyo

    This is one of the best known international schools in Tokyo offering the best possible education to students starting from the kindergarten to the grade 12 level. The school boasts an outstanding campus replete with the best facilities as well as some fantastic teachers. The school is run by the globally renowned GIIS chain of international schools. Global Indian International School Tokyo offers the Global Montessori Plus, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, CBSE, and the full suite of the IB programme (IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma).. The school boasts terrific academic results and its students find no difficulty in gaining admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. This school is equally popular with the locals and the expats, especially the Indian ones. 


    1. Seisen International School

    Seisen International School is one of the best known international schools in Tokyo. A kindergarten to grade 12 school par excellence the school has outstanding infrastructure and some of the best teaching staff anywhere. The school has been around 1962 and has built a great reputation for itself over the years. A catholic school that lays a great deal of stress on upholding the highest values of morality and integrity Seisen International School is an IB continuum school. It offers the IB Primary Years Programme in its kindergarten and elementary school classes, the IB Middle Years program in grades 6 to 10 and the IB Diploma to its high school students.


    Their teaching methodology is derived from the best 21st century teaching practices that includes the use of technology in its classrooms. That apart, the school lays a lot of stress on extracurricular activities that makes the students good enough to compete at local and international levels. The Seisen International School is co educational till the kindergarten level and an all girls school across the elementary, middle school and high school levels.


    1. Aoba Japan International School

    Aoba Japan International School is one of the best IB continuum schools in Japan.They provide their students, the best international standard education in the safest and most conducive environment possible. Their education takes care in incorporating every students’ requirements in their process of instruction. This school was established in 1976 and obtained accreditation by CIS and NEASC in 1997. It became an IB World School in 2015 and has since then comprised a primary section (IB PYP- K2 till grade 5), secondary section (IB MYP grade 6 till grade 10) and IB Diploma ( grades 11 and 10). They also offer a leadership diploma in the senior years. This school too is one of the most popular IB schools in Japan.


    1. Horizon Japan International School

    Horizon Japan International School is one of the best known international schools in Japan offering the full suite of the International Baccalaureate programme. It has an incredible campus that makes learning an absolute joy. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that it boasts students from over 50 nations. Apart from offering the full range if the IB curriculum Horizin Japan international school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Western Associaion of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).


    The school employs native English speaking teachers, which makes a lot of sense as the medium of instruction is English and a large number of students are expats. Not only does the school provide the best academic environment, but it also provides students to excel at a range of extracurricular activities.




    Tokyo is one of the most international cities in the world, on account of Japan being a major G7 country with the third largest economy in the world. It naturally has a fair number of expats living there and that is made easy by its world class infrastructure and a large number of IB schools catering to the requirements of students hailing from across the world. 


    What’s great about these international schools in Tokyo is the fact that they combined the best of the west and threads in terms of the pedagogy and the culture and traditions. This augurs very well for the future of the young students who are growing up in a world that will see Asia  playing an increasingly important role in the affairs of the world.