July 20, 2024
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Japan is known to be a nation obsessed with perfection. This is noticeable in everything from its iconic industries to its art and culture. Is it any surprise that the name Japan has come to symbolise high quality around the world? The education system of Japan comprising its schools, colleges and universities is similarly one of the best in the world. In this article, we shall look at some of these schools in a little detail. We will in particular touch upon CBSE secondary school and find out about the Montessori school fees structure as well.


Global Indian International School, Tokyo

Global Indian International School, Tokyo is one of the best-known K to 12 schools in the region providing outstanding holistic education to its students on its well-appointed 4 campuses. Run by a globally renowned chain of Indian international schools, GIIS, Tokyo employs some of the most experienced and qualified teachers anywhere who play a crucial role in mentoring students and helping them learn and grow optimally.

The curricula offered by the school are quite broad-ranging, incorporating Global Montessori Plus, CBSE, IB Primary Years, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, and IB Diploma Programme. The academic results of the school and its college and university placement track record are amongst the best anywhere. The per-term (4-month) Montessori school fee charged by GIIS, Tokyo ranges from JPY 288,636 to JPY 350,052.


India International School in Japan, Tokyo

India International School in Japan, Tokyo is one of the most popular K to 12 schools in the region. It happens to be the first and oldest Indian CBSE Secondary school in Japan, having been founded in 2004. It boasts an outstanding faculty from diverse backgrounds who help the students grow and develop to the best of their abilities. Their campus too is a cutting-edge one boasting a slew of modern amenities and facilities.

The curricula followed by the school include the Montessori method in the pre-school section and the Indian national curriculum CBSE for grades 1 to 12. In addition to this, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as well for students in Grade 11 and Grade 12. IISJ, Tokyo is quite well known for the ability of its graduates to obtain admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the world.  The annual tuition fee at the Montessori level is  JPY 600,000.


The British School in Tokyo

The British School in Tokyo is an iconic international school that has two outstanding and well-appointed campuses. Founded in 1989, it has made a name for itself as a provider of world-class holistic education that empowers an individual for life. The outstanding teachers employed by the school with their stellar qualifications and years of experience play a very important role in ensuring that every child from Year 1 to Year 13 gets to learn, grow and develop in the best possible manner.

The curricula followed by the school include the Early Years Foundation Stage for 3 to 4-year-olds, and the English National Curriculum’s Key Stage 2 for years 3 to 6. Key Stage 3 for years 7 to 11 and the A Levels in senior school. Students at the British School in Tokyo excel in academics and extracurricular activities. As regards its students obtaining admission to some of the best colleges and universities in the world, the school has an unparalleled record. The annual tuition fees for a full academic year are JPY 2,605,000.



The Montessori and secondary schools of Japan are as good as the best in terms of the sheer quality of education provided by them. Add to that the fact that these schools provide a very peaceful environment for the students, unlike similar schools in the West that are beset with myriad problems ranging from violence, drug use, indiscipline and so on. Going forward, one can expect the schools of Japan to continue to educate their students in the best possible manner in the process helping them secure their lives ahead by equipping them with the right kind of academic and life skills.

Receiving one’s education in Japan is very advantageous in an era where the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the geo-political centre of the world. All schools in Japan  – international and local boast the best in terms of infrastructure, pedagogy access to technology and the latest teaching methods. It is not surprising that students who complete their schooling in Japan give a better account of themselves in terms of obtaining higher education and employment when compared with their counterparts elsewhere.

The large number of expats living in Japan are, therefore, quite happy to send their children to a school there, as they are certain that the latter will receive an education that is amongst the best anywhere, if not better.

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