MPIJ (Maximizing Potential in Japan) – The New School in Town  

Address: Ai IS, 4F; 5-4-4 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 152-0035

Phone: 090-9349-2058, Fax: 03-3224-0916 Email:

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  


Additional info:

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.

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