Founder/ Chairman of the Board - Yuko Muir

About Yuko MuirYuko Muir founded Yoyogi International School in 1999 with the aim to provide a first class education to the growing expatriate community in Tokyo. With a vision of creating an environment where children can feel safe, secure and confident that will help enhance their great learning experience.

Yuko has a Bachelor's degree in Japanese literature from Ferris University, Japan and a Master’s degree in General Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, U.S.A (the Chicago School). She continues her studies in Psychology at the Chicago School and is currently in the final stages of her PhD in International Psychology. As a founder of the school, she has served over 2,000 international families and hopes to use her knowledge of International Psychology to apply various types of psychological perspectives including cultural, cross-cultural, intercultural/multicultural, and global psychology to consider the perspective and experience of the individual and their worldview. Yuko hopes to help educate children for the future global world.

Message from Yuko Muir

It is my pleasure to welcome you to one of the finest international schools in Japan. At Yoyogi International School, we believe that the work of learning is never finished, and our first-class faculty foster a love for learning in our students above all else. We are deeply committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and caring environment where the unique passions and skills of each individual student can flourish and continue long after graduation.

We hold our values front and center, as they anchor our ability to continue executing our mission and fulfilling our vision. By cultivating a culture in which students (and adults) are curious, confident, and compassionate, we aspire that each member of our community develops an insatiable appetite for learning, the resilience to fail forward and rise to challenges anew, and a commitment to caring for the communities in which we live.

We recognize that teacher quality has the greatest impact on student achievement a school can provide. I could not be prouder of our diverse faculty, who inspire our students with their expertise and best teaching practices from some of the top educational institutions around the world. By focusing on building strong relationships and trust, designing challenging learning opportunities, and consistently assessing their impact on student learning, these talented teachers empower our students to take ownership of their learning and exceed their own expectations.

We understand that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make. Whether you are new to Yoyogi International School or a long-time community member, I would like to personally invite you to come and spend some time learning what a first-class education looks like as we continue inspiring our students for the future.

Warm regards,

Yuko Muir
Founder/Chairman of the Board

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