Waseda International School

Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku,
Takadanobaba 1-14-8,
Chiyoda Dai-Ni Bldg
Phone: 03 6385 2818  Fax: 03 6318 2633

For general inquiries please contact Waseda International School General Affairs office info@wasedais.jp .

For admission related inquiries please contact Waseda International School Admissions office admission@wasedais.jp

Founded in 2012 by a group of like-minded parents who believe that” high standard international schools should not be a privilege for the elite, and as parents we naturally want to provide our multicultural and multilingual children with the best education, greatest resources and most diverse experiences to help them become intelligent, compassionate and responsible global citizens. It is therefore my pleasure and absolute honor to found a school that can assist young children on this important journey” — Veronica Lonsdale, Founder’s Message

Waseda International School in Tokyo is a caring community, committed to providing each student with a quality, holistic education that instills a conscientious worldview, a love and respect for all cultures, a zeal for lifelong learning, and a passion for personal excellence. Read about their vision and principles here.

More about their curriculum (from their website):

“We follow an academically strong private school level curriculum, however we believe that a curriculum can only provide guidance and framework for learning and should always be applied to each child individually and catered to her or his individual needs.

We believe that each child is unique and that all children can learn. The academic standards at Waseda International School are equivalent to private school education in the US and we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their greatest potential. Classes at Waseda International School are kept to a low number to enable teachers to focus on the children’s varied abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles.

All programs at Waseda International School are delivered in English. However, as an international school that welcomes students and families from both the local and international communities in Japan, we recognize there will always be varying degrees of English language proficiency within our student-body. Literacy provides the foundations for academic achievement and, as a school committed to academic success, Waseda International School places the development of strong literacy skills at the heart of our curricular program. From year to year the students will continue to systematically build and strengthen their literacy skills through our Language Arts Program.

In addition to a strong English Literacy Program, the school is committed to helping our students build a strong foundation in the Japanese language, educating them to be international, multicultural and multilingual thinkers with a strong sense of community and social responsibility.

We also strongly believe that in education creativity is equally as important as literacy and that we should celebrate the gift of the human imagination by paying it special attention. At Waseda International School we enrich the curriculum with additional classes of Art and Music in conjunction with a great variety of creative Afterschool classes.

We embrace cross-curricular projects and the integration of ICT into all areas of the curriculum. The extensive use of ICT encourages students to become independent learners and critical thinkers. Computers, supported by a wide range of educationally appropriate applications and programs, are used extensively across the school.”

What makes Waseda International School different

  • Private school level American education enriched by extra units of Second language, Art, Music and Sports
  • Strong Japanese program offered daily
  • Includes international Preschool and Kindergarten programs
  • High teacher to student ratio
  • Extensive After school and Saturday School programs complementing the curriculum
  • Truly affordable school: we offer the lowest tuition & fees amongst international schools in Tokyo
  • School calendar incorporating Japanese national holidays