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Language of instructionEnglish
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Chiyoda International School Tokyo (CHIST) operated by Musashino University E.F. is closing of the elementary and middle school as of July 31 2021 the high school as of March 31 2022 and no longer conduct admissions either for new students and transfer students to CHIST.

After August 1 2021, new school, Phoenix House International School operated by Clarence Education Asia Limited, is going to take over the international school business at same campus.

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥2,140,000
to: ¥2,260,000
Address: 8-11 Yonbanchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0081, Japan
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Japanese and North American

Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese, and English as an Additional Language

Use of technology in the classroom

One-to-one iPads for younger grades, and MacBooks for older students. Smartboards in every classroom, and WiFi throughout the school. We regularly employ technology as a tool to pursue our learning objectives.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

It varies, but all students are encouraged to read every evening.

Approximate hours of homework given

Most students can complete any assigned homework in under an hour most nights.

Uniform required

Yes, Elementary school requires uniform, but Middle and High school is uniform free

Waiting list

Yes and no. Applicants are:
1. Accepted,
2. Asked to Re-apply in a few months, or
3. Rejected.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students and their parents must participate in an interview with a homeroom teacher and two administrators. They then must take a brief written and oral examination that includes reading, writing, and math.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Most students enroll before the start of a term, but some are admitted mid-term.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Our school is too new to be able to report that.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

CHIST is a Buddhist-based school, encouraging nonviolence, tolerance, and courtesy towards others. No religious courses are taught.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students of all faiths or no faith are welcome.

School bus service available

Not at this time.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered


The school supports gifted, able and talented students


Student access to education psychologist

We have a school counsellor. There is also a school nurse who could make referrals if needed.

School start time

8:30 a.m.; but Early Birds can read in the Resource Center from 7:30 a.m.

School finish time

2:45 p.m. is the end of the school day, but After School Activities can last until 6 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A variety of cultural and sports activities are offered.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Sports activities included

Physical Education class is offered twice per week in the gymnasium.

Sports facilities at the school


Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Not at present because we only have grades one to six plus grade ten for now. However, as we add more grades we plan to have sports teams for our middle and high school students.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

CHIST is an English-medium, Buddhist-based school with a Global Standard Curriculum blending the best of international pedagogy with selected elements from the Japanese national curriculum. From grades one through twelve (with the later grades to open in the coming years), CHIST students and teachers work to build the skills and dispositions necessary to co-create peace and happiness.

Teaching approach of the school

We encourage out students to value and investigate their own questions, and to take ever greater ownership of their own learning. Elementary homeroom teachers take a cross-disciplinary approach to the exploration of concepts. Middle school students explore eight curricular areas: Mathematics, English, Japanese, Science, History and Geography, Design, the Arts (fine art, music, and drama), and Physical Education and Health. Our high school program will culminate in an elite diploma program qualifying students to apply to the best universities in the world.

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