A spirit of community shapes the A-JIS experience. We are dedicated to developing global-minded, compassionate, collaborative young people inspired to learn, take risks, and lead positive change in the world.

Aoba-Japan International School is a leading international school in Tokyo. As an International Baccalaureate (IBO) World School we successfully deliver the Primary, Middle and Diploma programmes to provide our young people, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, with an exceptional education.

In partnership with BBT University, we now provide excellent education for all ages in the greater Tokyo area and beyond. To do this we believe that an entrepreneurial mindset and the capacity to innovate to solve problems, create services and produce useful products are at the heart of learning for the 21st century. For us, entrepreneurship embodies a social responsibility that supports the building of a prosperous and socially justice society. This is because entrepreneurs learn from others and work in teams; have the capacity to create new ideas and bring these ideas to life; are self-motivated and determined; possess analytical abilities to make wise decisions; and develop and implement detailed plans to achieve objectives.

Belonging to Business Breakthrough Inc. and in partnership with Southern Cross University (Australia), our school has developed several exciting initiatives. Recently, with the support from Dr. Paul Lowe we have introduced a Global Leadership Diploma for senior students. Accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), this program is specifically designed for senior students who are focused on creating their own futures. The program consists of two interlocking parts.

The first part consists of four core courses that are designed to establish 21st century skills and mindset in students, as well as focusing on planning for the future. These courses are: 1) Global Leadership, 2) Working and Learning in Teams, 3) Building a Digital Portfolio and 4) Planning your Learning Pathway. In the second part, the senior student, in collaboration with the Blended Learning facilitator, identifies the core skills and knowledge needed to achieve the declared objectives and goals as outlined in the learning pathway plan. Having noticed that businesses place an emphasis on the application of knowledge, and universities are increasingly seeking students through direct entry mechanisms, the GLD suits high functioning students.

The second initiative is a three-year action research project with Southern Cross University (Australia). This project is designed to support the development of teacher understanding and expertise in Blending Learning. The aim is to develop ways to maximize ‘Face to Face Teaching’ and to maximize ‘Understanding of the Teachers Impact on Learning’. This project is accompanied by a 2 year professional learning and development program for teachers. Having nearly completed the first 18 months of the project, in which we presented the A-JIS Blended Learning Model at the Alliance for International Education conference in Amsterdam, we are pleased to report a positive impact on teaching and learning has lately been observed.

Every decision we make is designed to achieve our aim of improving our learner’s capacities and capabilities to lead positive changes in the world. A visit to any of our several campuses in Tokyo will provide testimony to our professional commitment as educators. You are welcome to discover our passion and care for developing our children into global leaders who will make a positive change in the world.

2-11-5 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
TEL: 03-5428-4488

7-5-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 179-0072
TEL: 03-6904-3102

The Aoba-Japan Group Schools
Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool
Summerhill International School

Hikarigaoka Campus
Nerima-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-6904-3102

Meguro Campus
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5428-4488