Our Core Values
Curious, Confident, Compassionate
We foster a love of learning by encouraging children to be resilient, creative and collaborative. We guide children to be open-minded and develop integrity to become active members of the global society in the 21st century. We provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment where each child is supported individually and is inspired to exceed their own academic expectations.
Our Vision is to provide our growing school community with an outstanding learning environment; preparing children with the skills, knowledge and aspiration to be active learners within our constantly changing global society.
We understand that choosing a path for a child’s education is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. We also know that a good school is more than just having a good mission. A lot more. In fact, below are some important reasons to why Yoyogi International School could be the best option for your child:
Because of who we are
Yoyogi International School provides a safe, nurturing and caring environment where each child is supported individually and is inspired to exceed their own academic expectations.
Yoyogi International School is best known for our warm and caring community. Our relatively small size gives every community member the chance to be heard. Teachers, staff, and parents alike get to know each other, and our students across grade levels, and teachers and school leaders are easily accessible at drop-off and pick-up times, by appointment, or at one of our regular PTA coffees, or special events.
Because of who we serve
Yoyogi International School is an open-minded community of learners who are inspired to thrive in rapidly changing environments. Our teachers and students hail from all over the world, all benefiting from teaching and learning in Japan, our host country.
Yoyogi International School serves families who embrace and appreciate diversity of language, culture, and personal identities.
Our community includes families from more than 30 different countries and internationalism lies at the heart of the learning environment. While the student body as a whole is roughly 70% foreign nationals, we also embrace the culture of our host country and engage all students in learning Japanese. To ensure our community remains diverse, we cap any nationality to a maximum of one third of a class.
Because of how we serve
Yoyogi International School fosters a love of learning by encouraging children to be resilient, creative and collaborative. Guided by the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, our talented educators challenge their students using inquiry-based teaching strategies providing children with agency in their learning.
We believe that keeping classes small allows our teachers to truly understand how each student learns best. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know all of our families well and develop close partnerships between school and home.
Conveniently located in the heart of Yoyogi, we use the benefit of what our locality has to offer to our advantage to provide our growing school community with an outstanding learning environment. Students are regularly taken on excursions across Tokyo, to enhance and reinforce the concepts taught within the classroom.
With the ever evolving landscape of technology, students will experience technology greatly embedded in their day-to-day studies. We use our digital learning platform as well as frequent parent conferences to ensure lines of communication are short and tight, and serve the learning and development needs of each of our students.