ASIJ has a rich and successful history that spans over 100 years and places it among the top international schools in the world. The success of its past students and the educational achievements of its current students are beyond question.
— WASC Accreditation Team
ASIJ offers an American-style college preparatory education for the children of international families.
The American School in Japan (ASIJ) is an independent, co-educational day school serving students of all nationalities. Founded in 1902, ASIJ offers an American-style college preparatory education for the children of international families, including those on temporary assignment, as well as families who make Tokyo their permanent home. The school offers a standards-based curriculum culminating in an American high school diploma. ASIJ’s program develops the necessary skills for a student to be successful in their future academic endeavors, including in Advanced Placement courses and other advanced topic courses.
Complementing its academic program, ASIJ encourages students to engage in a wide variety of co-curricular experiences, including fine arts, athletics, and service-related clubs, which we believe contribute to the development of the whole child. ASIJ further draws on its unique presence in Japan by incorporating language and cultural studies that celebrate its host country. ASIJ is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Fostering a community of inquisitive learners and independent thinkers, inspired to be their best selves, empowered to make a difference.
We act responsibly and with integrity. We are honest and respectful.
We take risks and learn from failure.We are resilient.
We act with empathy, caring for our communities and the world. We are kind and thoughtful.
An open, positive view toward
learning and life
Grit, resilience, and adaptability
Empathy, compassion, and
integrity in action
A global perspective
Commitment to human equity and well-being through empathy and compassion for diverse values and worldviews
Genuine interest in human and environmental sustainability
Solving ambiguous and complex problems in the real world to benefit citizens
Working interdependently as a team
Interpersonal and team-related skills
Social, emotional, and intercultural skills
Managing team dynamics and challenges
Communication designed for
audience and impact
Message advocates a purpose and makes an impact
Reflection to further develop and improve communication
Voice and identity expressed to advance humanity
Economic and social entrepreneurialism
Asking the right inquiry questions
Pursuing and expressing novel
ideas and solutions
Leadership to turn ideas into action
Evaluating information and arguments
Making connections and
Meaningful knowledge construction
Experimenting, reflecting, and taking action on ideas in the real world