Aoba-Japan International School (Suginami-ku, Tokyo)

AOBA-JAPAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL website(K, 3 – 6 years and through junior high grade 9)

Suginami campus:
Address: 2-10-7 Miyamae, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3335-6620 Fax: 03-3332-6930 Email:

Shoto Campus (MAP)
2-1 Shoto 2 Chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046
Ph: 03-5738-6556 Email: |

Aoba-Japan International School Suginami Campus is a  co-ed multicultural school that accommodates children from pre-kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 9. It occupies a beautiful, modern facility in Suginami Ward, Tokyo. It offers a full English Mainstream program – an English-based accelerated US and European-based curriculum but integrated with a Japanese language program. It also offers an intensive English Program and ESL support for non-native students. Children who are already proficient in academic English are mainstreamed from the time of entry. All children in the mainstream program study Japanese one period a day in addition to the full English curriculum. Abacus lessons are part of the math program from pre-first grade through Grade 6. Accredited by the European Council of International Schools; New England Association of schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) and East Asian Regional Council of International Schools (EARCOS). Graduates attend other international schools in Japan or boarding schools all over the world.

From their website:

“The Meguro Campus, a four-year coeducational Kindergarten founded in 1976,offers international and bilingual oriented (English and Japanese) education to children of ages 2 to 6 years old, in a family-like atmosphere. It aims to provide foreign and Japanese children with language and other essential skills necessary for successful entry into first grade.

The Suginami Campus provides coeducational, multicultural and bilingual education in English and Japanese for students from kinder (age 4) to grade 9, in a family-like atmosphere. Homeroom-based intensive English preparatory classes are provided for elementary and middle school students who have limited or no English proficiency upon entry. Reading, phonics, oral and written English and Mathematics are the main concentration areas in the intensive English preparatory program.

All elementary and middle school students attend regular Music, Art, Computer, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies classes. The curriculum is supported and supplemented by after-school Skills Development Sessions, extra-curricular clubs, Saturday School and Summer School.

Daily native Japanese (Kokugo) and classes in Japanese as a second language are provided. The school provides an excellent math program where students are grouped by ability. Abacus classes are provided for kinder students.”

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