Learning Trees (various locations, Tokyo)

Learning Trees school website


  • Kiba|5-6-30 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo | 03-5809-8900 |
  • Nishikasai|1F/2F 6-12-4 Nishikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo | 03-6808-5656 |
  • Tsukishima|4F 2-14-12 Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo | 03-3536-7890 |

The school’s goals according to the website are:

We aim to provide a thorough, attentive, “at home”-style environment with a low student-to-teacher ratio, that will foster not only the assertiveness and self-expression often associated with Western education systems, but also the manners, modesty and gentleness of Japanese society. Moreover, we aim to create an environment that thoroughly advances your child’s speaking ability, with the goal of making your child functionally bilingual.

In order to achieve these goals, we are implementing the following methods and policies.

  • – Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and are all experienced, well-versed native English speakers. Our classes are held entirely in English, but are designed to be beneficial and enjoyable to all students, whether or not they are native English speakers.
  • – Our main classes are structured around a variety of themes and topics that are familiar to your child. Furthermore, our English classes (Reading and Speaking) are divided by levels rather than age, to ensure progress regardless of your child’s current ability.
  • – We maintain low student-to-teacher ratios to ensure an attentive and responsive environment for your child. In all but our English classes, we organise our classes and grades system in the same way as Japanese schools – nenchou (highest), nenchuu (middle) and nenshou (lowest), as well as sainenshou (for two- to three-year-olds), and each class has its own dedicated teacher. Our youngest classes also have qualified (either in Japan or overseas) teachers or assistants to help with mealtimes and toilet training.
  • – Complementing our Theme and English classes, we aim to provide a balanced and complete education system by also covering mathematics (up to elementary school grade 1 level), science, social studies, physical education and music.
  • – We aim to maintain an up-to-date curriculum, and to provide classes that are not only enjoyable but also inspirational and imaginative, and that are “hands-on” and encourage participation. Our classes employ a variety of educational techniques such as gestures and demonstration, experimentation, and research. We also include a large variety of teaching media such as pictures, music, and physical activity to create an environment suitable for all.
  • – We include art, music and other aesthetic faculties in our curriculum.
  • – Each week children participate in ukulele class and Hula class. We also hold a variety of extra-curricular activities such as excursions, Sports Day, concerts, Halloween and Christmas parties, and school camp

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