Address: Ai IS, 4F; 5-4-4 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 152-0035
Phone: 090-9349-2058, Fax: 03-3224-0916 Email: bward@MPIJ.us
MPIJ is a new school (Est. 2008) focusing on Special Education and/or students with learning differences from age 5 to 14. The school provides instruction and Special Ed services to students in small groups (maximum of 5), as well as one-on-one customized sessions. Principal and Head Teacher Bill Ward is certified in Special Education from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, so implementation and/or creation of IEPs is possible. Teaching is carried out using the three primary learning and retention modalities: 1) Auditory, 2) Visual, and 3) Kinesthetic. Music and Movement is included in the curriculum, utilizing a full-size upright piano, percussion equipment, guitar, mandolin and assorted other instruments. A balanced program including Art, Dance, Juggling, and Magic is offered to supplement the traditional academic areas of Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies and the Sciences. Field Trips are scheduled on a regular basis, to provide students with the opportunity to learn from the world around them. The two sun-lit classrooms are located within walking distance from Azabu Juban and Shirogane Takanawa Stations. Parking is also available. Print out their access map from this page
The New School in Town, “Maximizing Potential in Japan” (MPIJ) is targeting primary & secondary school scholars with Learning Differences, Motivation Passivity, and Attendance Challenges. Its goal is to directly address and partially fill the “Tokyo Void” of Certified, Credible, English Language/Bilingual Special Education and Custom Education services.