A crowd gathers outside the high school building made up of teachers from every grade level, playground supervisors, office staff, maintenance workers and the leadership team. What brings all these adults together?
ASIJ transportation is convenient, reliable, and safe. Over 1000 students in kindergarten through grade 12 enjoy their bus ride to and from school each day.
ASIJ's fleet includes 30 well-appointed buses. Students ride in climate-controlled comfort in upholstered seats, complete with seat belts. All buses are equipped with GPS tracking systems, two-way radios, iPhones, and first aid and emergency supplies.
For the convenience of ASIJ families, buses serve neighborhoods throughout downtown Tokyo. Most bus stops are located within a few minutes' walk from families' homes.
Parents of bus riders are welcome to ride the bus to and from ASIJ for school events, activities, and volunteering, etc. There is no charge for this service.
“I like taking the bus because I can talk with my friends and read. Sometimes I talk to the bus driver when I get on the bus. I try to use the Japanese I learned in class to talk with him.”
—Jude Grade 4
“I get on the first stop and the bus driver always talks to me and is cheerful. He knows who everyone is and where they should get off so we don’t need to worry if we take a nap.”
—Misha Grade 4
“We have a lot of fifth graders on my bus so it’s great that we have time to hang out and play games together and talk. Also we have a book club in my class and the bus is a great environment to read in. I like that my bus stop is so convenient and it's only a minute from my house.”
—Tamar Grade 5
Sometimes the best school for your child isn't always next door. Our journey often begins on the bus, but our destination is impactful learning and everything that Japan’s largest international school campus offers. Simply put—we’re worth the ride.