Nursery School and High School in Japan

Going to school in Japan is a real privilege for any young child, for the schools in the country are some of the best in the world, being a combination of the best of Western and Eastern values. Japanese schools are way more disciplined than their western counterparts, even as they also incorporate the best elements of Western pedagogy. Japan being one of the major industrialised nations of the world has a very large expat population, many of whom live there with their families including children. Serving the needs of the expat children in Japan are a large number of international schools. 

In this article we shall learn about nursery school in Japan and some of the best international high schools in Japan.

1. Global Indian International School Tokyo

Global Indian International School Tokyo, is one of the best known preschool to grade 12 international schools in India. It boasts world class infrastructure as well as some of the best teachers anywhere. The school provides access to world class curricula like Global Montessori Plus, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, IB Primary Years and IB Diploma.

The school is known to provide a modern 21 century holistic education in line with the best in the world to its students. This gets reflected in their stellar performance in both academics and extracurricular activities. What’s more, the school boasts a stellar track record when it comes to getting their students placed in the best colleges and universities anywhere.

2. ABC International School Tokyo

ABC International School Tokyo caters to the educational needs of students in the age group of 12 months to 7 years. Unlike other international pre schools in Tokyo, this one has been custom built for children that age. It boasts covered outdoor classrooms, a gym, art atelier, playground and a run/bike track, among many other facilities that make learning through fun possible.

ABC International School Japan has a time tested preschool  curriculum that helps the little ones learn and grow in a manner that lets them gently develop their social, emotional and academic skills by way of active learning made possible with the help of hands-on discovery. No wonder, this school is considered to be one of the best preschools in Tokyo, especially by expats looking to provide their children with world class nursery education.

3. Axis International School

Axis International School is a highly rated American coeducational school in Tokyo providing a fabulous grade 1 to grade 12 education to its students. The school is very popular with students from English speaking countries, on account of the stress laid on promoting the use of the  English language. The infrastructure provided at the school is as good as the best anywhere, when it comes to providing a modern holistic education to the students. That apart, its teachers are out of the top drawer ensuring that the students learn and grow in the best possible manner.  The school is equally popular with the Japanese students who enrol in significant numbers. Not only does the school boast fantastic academic results, its students go on to achieve admission to universities of the calibre of University of British  Columbia, University of Victoria and Columbia Union College, Maryland.

4. Horizon Japan International School, Yokohama

Horizon Japan International School, Yokohama is one of the best known pre nursery to grade 12 schools in Japan. This coeducational school boasts a fabulous international standard campus replete with all the modern facilities and amenities that make a holistic 21st century education possible. The school offers the much acclaimed IB Early Years Programme, IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma catering to the educational requirements of its students from preschool to grade 12. Besides, the school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, USA (WASC) and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) thereby helping serve the educational needs and requirements of its students hailing from around the world in the best possible manner.


Getting the chance to study in a country like Japan is a rare opportunity for children at an impressionable age to imbibe the best of Western and Eastern values and grow into a well rounded international person. The world that we live in is very closely connected with each other on account of the digital revolution and the ability to navigate seamlessly across this world is a great asset to possess. That is what receiving one’s schooling in Japan provides to a young person.

Besides, schools in Japan are a disciplined and orderly place, and face none of the violence and lack of discipline that is often the hallmark of schools in the West. This allows the students to focus on studies and acquiring skills for their lives ahead.

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