Aoba-Japan International School
7-5-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, 179-0072, Japan
+81 3 4578 8832
|Head of School||Ken Sell|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-19 years|
|Number of pupils||700|
|Average Class Size||15-25|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Kate Loke|
|MYP Coordinator||Chris Radnich|
|PYP Coordinator||Karen Chen|
|Associations||CIS, NEASC, IB|
Our team is waiting to welcome you at our school either online or in person.
We are an internationally recognised multi-campus kindergarten through university group, transforming education for learners in Japan and beyond.
In order to achieve our Vision we will continue our emphasis on Aoba's strategic transformative imperatives:
We believe that our young people are enabled to reach their full potential as international citizens who are dedicated to learning and who are inspired to succeed in an ever-changing world.
Our 5 Core Values
At Aoba we value the concepts of:
Learning at Aoba
Aoba is one of the only full IB World Schools in the Tokyo area and features the typical characteristics expected of an IB school. Aoba has also been selected as the MEXT IB Consortium Chair in recognition of its expertise in IB curriculum and pedagogy.
What sets Aoba apart from other schools, however, is the innovative, progressive approaches to learning we employ from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Aoba consistently features authentic team-based inquiry in all three IB programmes at the school: PYP, MYP, and DP. We take a multi-age, transdisciplinary approach to the IB that really brings the programmes to life for our students.
Our students co-plan their learning with their teachers and are supported to truly take ownership of their learning whilst developing desirable marketplace skills and dispositions as described in our Core Values. Students move beyond simply solving problems for themselves or even solving them for others. We seek to develop students that can create the conditions to empower others to solve problems for themselves, a more sophisticated and powerful mode of, as we say in our Mission Statement, leading positive change in the world.