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The American School in Japan

1-1-1 Nomizu, Chofu-shi

Tokyo, Japan

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    School entrance.

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    Aerial view of tennis courts and campus.

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    Meeting area.

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    Library.

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    Hallway with lockers.

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    School library.

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    Covered eating area.

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    Playground area.

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    Outdoor eating area.

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    Campus hallways.

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    Outdoor playground area.

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Total Students1715
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Year Founded1902
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Phone No.(+81) 0422345300
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Overview

Welcome to The American School in Japan where our students from nursery to grade 12 acquire the skills, the courage and the vision to realize their potential and embrace the future with confidence. We provide a welcoming environment for all of our students so that they may truly embody our mission statement, which affirms the development of compassionate, inquisitive learners prepared for global responsibility. Our school has been a leader in international education for more than a century and tens of thousands of students have been the beneficiary of the excellent classroom education, multicultural experiences, exploration of our host country Japan and friendships formed during their years with us. Learners at ASIJ are taught to identify problems and use innovation while collaborating with others to design and evaluate possible solutions. At the same time, they are encouraged to take risks and explore passions in pursuit of their personal life journey. These strategic objectives are embedded into a curriculum that includes the Reggio Emilia-inspired approach at the Early Learning Center, our Readers' Workshop program in the elementary school and middle school, and the new AP Diploma and our Impact Program in the high school. Our academic program is geared toward developing the full potential of each student. Both of our campuses accommodate age-appropriate student activities including outdoor play time at our downtown Early Learning Center and extensive grounds, sports fields, three gymnasiums, a pool, six tennis courts and 570-seat auditorium on the Chofu campus. We offer a variety of student activities including visual and performing arts, a wide range of sports activities and competitive teams, student government, service organizations and other clubs. ASIJ's world-class Creative Arts Design Center houses spacious design labs, a practice room for string ensembles, a robotics lab and our Japan Center. Learning experiences at ASIJ include the wider environment that is Japan and students learn the local language and culture in classrooms and take field trips throughout the country.

Governance

Each year, the first order of business for the Board of Directors is our Board retreat in September. This is where we set our work for the coming year and reflect on issues that may impact the school. The Board’s role is strategic in nature and the Board provides the necessary oversight and long-term guidance on school affairs, practices and policies. Marc Frankel, who is a senior consultant with Triangle Associates, an international firm specializing in higher, independent and international education, will facilitate the retreat again this year. We intend to focus on the following areas: on-boarding training for new members, the role and behavior of the school board, long-term strategic and facility planning and best practices for school boards.

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