The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have left people from all backgrounds reeling. Ongoing protests are a public manifestation of the frustration and anger many feel—especially in the African-American community, but also among other communities of color and those whose identities or beliefs are marginalized. ASIJ supports those who live in the shadow of prejudice themselves, including members of our own community who may be experiencing anger and pain caused by centuries of systemic racism.
The ASIJ Board of Directors, Leadership Team, and Faculty therefore take this moment to state unequivocally our stance against any form of racism, bigotry or racial injustice. We hold ourselves responsible for helping ASIJ’s students become internationally-minded global citizens who understand and respect diversity, who engage in and support social justice, and who act with courage, compassion, and character. In the midst of the most serious public health crisis the world has experienced in generations, this duty becomes especially challenging, and perhaps more salient than ever before. We ask for the entire ASIJ community to stand with us to ensure a better and more just future.
Following the advice of the Japanese Government that all schools should close due to COVID-19, ASIJ’s Chofu and ELC campuses are currently closed through the end of the school year (June 11).
Although campus is closed, the Admissions Office remains available for inquiries via email and will continue to process applications and provide admission decisions.
During this time all visits to campus are canceled. If you already have a visit planned, please contact the relevant office below to reschedule your appointment.
Early Learning Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chofu Campus Admissions: email@example.com
Alumni Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Rep Visits: email@example.com
View our Roadmap for Reopening for details on our plans for the start of the 2020-21 school year and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 2,000 parents, 280 faculty and staff, and our network of more than 7,500 alumni work together to foster a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers, inspired to be their best selves, empowered to make a difference.
I believe teachers need to see every child's glass as half full and that requires knowing each student as an individual and being tenacious in trying to discover and understand their unique potential.
—Dr Jim Hardin
Head of School
The senior walk is an emotional day on campus—a time when the deep connections made between students and their peers, bus monitors, coaches, teachers are clearly visible though tears of joy and sadness, hugs and high fives, shared memories and congratulations.
In those moments our commitment to know, value and care for each other is clearly visible.
We Know, Value and Care.
Each student’s intellectual and personal passions are important to us and so our program is designed to allow learners to try new things, take risks, be independent and build self-awareness.
With a robust academic foundation that encourages curiosity, opportunities to learn independently and over 170 co-curriculars, we launch our students on a lifelong path to discover themselves.
Our Students Find Their Element.
Passions discovered at ASIJ can have a lifelong impact and our alumni lead diverse and successful lives in many fields. Read about their work below, or learn more about our outstanding alumni community.
Whether its initiating a program to provide furniture to local teenagers exiting foster care, making rice-balls for the homeless or administering basic medical tests to villagers in Belize, our students make a positive difference to their local, national and international communities. We believe that purposeful work builds purposeful students who will leave ASIJ equipped and empowered to solve real world problems.
Our students Make a Difference.
Learn more about how our teachers and students, know, value and care through stories that explore everyday life at ASIJ—stories about how our students find their element, engage, lead, learn, and about how they make a difference.