Who are our faculty and staff? What are our teacher qualifications and expectations? Before applying, check out our Before You Apply page to learn about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and how our factuality and staff go beyond the classroom.
Applicants for all teaching and leadership positions at ASIJ must have an active, confidential profile with either Schrole Connect or Search Associates. Direct applications will not be considered.
See our vacancies page for more details and additional vacancies.
No, students must be living with at least one of their parents who is residing in Tokyo and be a dependent on their parent’s visa.
No, there are no citizenship requirements to apply.
We have a learning support program K–12 that supports students with mild learning needs. Each applicant is reviewed individually to evaluate whether we can support their learning needs within our curriculum. We encourage prospective families to contact our admissions office to discuss their particular situation.
No. English is our language of instruction, but we have students with a variety of language backgrounds. A high level of English proficiency is needed to be successful in our program, but we offer an ELL program in grades 1–8 to support second language learners. Students must have native level proficiency in all areas of academic English by the end of Grade 8.
Do graduates attend only American universities and colleges?While the largest percentage of our students choose to attend university or college in the United States, many others attend schools in Canada, the UK, Australia and Japan. For more details, please check our Annual Report.
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We have over 50 nationalities represented within our student body. American families make up about half of our student body, including families with dual nationalities. For more details, please check our Annual Report.
Yes. We admit over three hundred new students each year, so new students are a part of life at ASIJ.
We recruit worldwide in order to hire the most talented teachers in the world. While the majority of our teachers are from North America, we also have teachers from the UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Europe, and South America.
While ASIJ is most appreciative of philanthropic support from friends, the school does not accept gifts from prospective families who are not otherwise affiliated with the school during the Admissions process. This ensures that the focus remains on ASIJ’s prospective students and their strengths as candidates for admittance.