English schools in Japan
Saint Maur International School, Yokohama, Japan established in 1872 to provide an education for children of all nationalities and denominations, is the oldest international school in Japan. It is fully accredited by Council of International schools (CIS), New England Association of Schools of Colleges(NEASC), and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
Saint Maur is a co-educational Pre-K through High School which strives to offer a quality education within a caring family environment. Programs and external examinations offered are as follows:
- Pre-school pursues the Montessori system;
- the Elementary School follows the International Primary Curriculum (IPC);
- Secondary School students sit the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Placement (AP), and the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations;
- Students take the PSAT and SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests;
- The Lions-Quest international values and community program is implemented, while special programs to meet the needs of Catholic students are provided;
- Other external examinations include the IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Trinity International Music Examinations.
Excellent, modern and well-kept facilities enable an impressive range of extra-curricular activities to be offered to students. A unique Adult Enrichment program is offered to parents and community members.
Even before the word 'international' came into being, the concept existed, as in 1872 legations representing over fifteen countries were involved in establishing Saint Maur, the oldest existing international school in Japan.
The school, with a student body representing over thirty nationalities and staff over fifteen, continues to offer a quality education within a caring family environment to students from the international community of all genders, nationalities, and religious denominations from the age of 2 1/2 through 18+. Through our diversity we strive to instill within all an appreciation of people and their differences. Through our Adult Enrichment Program we demonstrate and encourage learning as a life-long pursuit to be enjoyed by all, and through the many events and projects which take place during the academic year, we capitalize upon the wealth of talent and expertise which exists within the international community to benefit all.
For us, education encompasses the entire family, and as such, we work together to create an environment conducive to learning, which is something to be perceived as enriching and joyful, as well as a productive preparation for life. While academic achievement is encouraged, we also stress good manners, judgment, and social awareness, with importance being given to the development of each student’s mental, physical, spiritual, social, and creative growth. We are confident that your child/children would benefit from the education we have to offer, and we invite you to work with us to provide them with the tools they will need to be happy, successful, and effective contributing members of society.
Our multi-national staff bring with them an abundance of expertise and knowledge in a variety of areas. They are highly qualified, dedicated, and committed to the school's philosophy, goals, and objectives.
Saint Maur International School is noted for its pastoral care not only for the students, but also for the parents and the wider community. Through uniting our efforts and sharing our talents and expertise, we are all able to widen our experiences and develop as human beings.