K. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TOKYO website: http://www.kist.ed.jp/

1-5-15 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0021

Phone: 3642-9993 (English) 3642-9992 (Japanese) Fax: 3642-9994 E-mail: info@kist.ed.jp

(Pre-K – 12)

K. International School Tokyo (KIST), founded in 1997, is a private, co-educational, secular day school serving the international community of Tokyo from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Conveniently located less than one minute from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station in Koto-ku, Tokyo, KIST offers an affordable international education for approximately 600 students representing over 50 different nationalities. As an international school, KIST welcomes students from “internationally minded” families who can demonstrate a commitment to our philosophy, aims and learning programs. Authorized as an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate, KIST is currently the only school in Tokyo, and one of only two schools in Japan, to offer all three IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). In order to prepare students for their adult life, KIST strives to create a safe and caring environment set firmly within a framework that promotes academic excellence through traditional values, a disciplined approach and a healthy lifestyle. At all levels, an inquiry-based approach provides students with opportunities to take responsibility for their own learning. Subject areas are integrated where possible into units of inquiry that allow students to acquire knowledge and skills through the context of an ongoing search for meaning and understanding. Through this approach, our aim is to produce independent learners who have the skills to source and evaluate information and apply it in the real world.

Note: K. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL in the Koto ward (previously listed on our School Directory) was reviewed in the Japan Tiimes