Education in JAPAN
A fascinating insight into the Japanese education system...
The British School in Tokyo is an excellent School, offering an outstanding British education with wonderful facilities in central Tokyo. With a particular focus on the importance of providing an innovative and challenging all-round education our committed and highly professional staff offer outstanding teaching of a broad and contextually enriched curriculum, individualised to meet the needs of all students. Together, with the wealth of extra-curricular activities, we strive to develop potential from within, encouraging each student to grow in confidence, flourish academically and develop a life-long love of learning. Our students are happy, engaged and appropriately ambitious. We help them to become independent learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to face the next steps in their lives. This is underpinned by our BRITISH attributes which allow all of our students to become confident, productive and caring members of the local, national and global community. We provide a framework which enables teachers and students to be creative and challenged, and parents to be curious yet assured, in a safe, focused and enjoyable environment, whereby everyone is provided with opportunities to grow and learn. To get a real flavour of the very special experience BST offers each student academically and pastorally, please do come and visit us.
Families are invited to attend BST for a personal tour from our leadership team and senior students. Interested parents will be guided through the application process by our dedicated Admissions Team from registration to confirmation of a place. For more information please visit our website www.bst.ac.jp/admissions.
BST is not academically selective, but the curriculum is delivered in English and we expect all students to be able to demonstrate reasonable age-appropriate fluency in both speaking and writing. At least one parent/guardian must also be able to communicate effectively in English.
BST Outdoors. In keeping with our philosophy that education should extend well beyond the four walls of the classroom, BST Outdoors is an ambitious school-wide programme offering opportunities for students to develop some of the important skills and attributes that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. It includes participation in a broad range of adventurous expeditions and challenges, the International Award (known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the UK) and regular service-orientated activities. All students from Year 1 to Year 13 take part in the BST Outdoors residential programme which generates much enthusiasm and excitement throughout the school. For some students these trips provide a first taste of life away from home and they certainly encourage the development of independence and resilience in a safe environment. We have found that such shared experiences are often the starting point for lasting friendships.