Nishimachi International School
Located in the Heart of Tokyo, Japan
Founded in 1949, Nishimachi is known for its innovative international educational excellence in Japan for over sixty years. The language of instruction is English and all students study Japanese language and culture daily. Working with a dedicated faculty and staff, students benefit from the school's rigorous curriculum, close-knit community, and interactions with the vibrant local culture. Students leave Nishimachi thoroughly prepared to continue their education in first-class learning institutions around the world. As part of a community of learners, students are guided to take personal ownership of their learning, to make meaningful connections with others, to pursue challenges and persevere, to act ethically and respectfully, and to use multiple processes to think, innovate and reflect. Nishimachi leaners are empowered to know, care and take action to bring value to others and make a positive impact in their world.
Nishimachi believes that education should promote the well-rounded development of individuals through the cultivation of their intellectual, creative, personal, social, and physical abilities. The school is committed to educating both Japanese and expatriate students to be international and independent thinkers. Nishimachi's educational philosophy is grounded in a spirit of internationalism and humanism that allows children to learn in a supportive caring environment.
We believe that learning a second language is not limited to language skills, but also develops international perspective and understanding, giving our students the opportunity to grow beyond a single culture. We believe that classroom and co-curricular activities should foster sensitivity to, and respect for, individual talents as well as differences. We believe that every student must learn to function both as an individual and as part of a group. Our ultimate goal is that every Nishimachi student learn to live harmoniously in, and contribute to, world society.