Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School is located in Uji City, south of Kyoto in central Japan. The school is mixed boarding and day, coeducational, and offers an integrated six-year curriculum.
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There are 52 IB World Schools in Japan, with 35 authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and five teaching three stages of the IB curriculum. In May 2017, Tsukuba and Nagoya international schools gained authorisation to offer the IB Diploma and Middle Years Programme respectively.
Some schools offer the IB Diploma alongside Japanese, English, Canadian or French programmes. There are also several Christian religious foundations as well as schools serving the Korean and Indian communities.
Japan has a well-established international school sector that is centred on Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, with a smattering of other schools across the country. Most expatriate children are educated at international schools, which are also popular with Japanese students. English is the medium of instruction in the vast majority of international schools. Most are coeducational day schools but a small minority offer boarding and there are also a few single-sex establishments and Christian foundations.
Japanese society is culturally and linguistically homogeneous, and foreign nationals make up just 1.5 per cent of the population. In public schools, which teach in Japanese, six years of primary education is followed by three years of junior secondary and three to four years of senior secondary education. High schools are selective and competition for places is intense.
Education is compulsory from age six to 15 but attendance is virtually universal to the end of high school, while gross enrolment in pre-schools stands at 89 per cent. Japan has more than 1,000 universities and colleges and a very high proportion of Japanese citizens hold tertiary qualifications.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Japan. For information on all Japanese international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com