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CityTokyo
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥2,000,000
to: ¥2,100,000
This school has more than one campus in Tokyo:
SIS Oimachi Campus: Ages 11 to 14

Address: NT Building 1F, 1 Chome-47-1 Ōi, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0014, Japan

SIS Main Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 4-8-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan

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Number of students

250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Most common nationality

American, Japanese, European, Korean, Australian, Indian, Russian, Chinese. etc

Ratio of local students to international students

%25

Native English speaking teachers

All homeroom teachers are native speakers from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, EAL support is provided

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

17

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

We have stand-alone ICT / coding subjects and all classes are equipped with smart boards, iPads and MacBook for the teachers to use in the classes. All Middle School students and G6 students bring their own laptop to the school. The teachers use a variety of technology and apps and web sites like Seesaw, Zoom, Mathletics, Google classroom, online library Raz-Kids, Fountas and Pinnell for guided reading and many online resources to vary students' learning experience.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we offered lessons through Zoom in times of emergencies like the recent COVID-19 quarantines. Our staff have already been trained for online education, we can do it again anytime if there is a need.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we are a secular school and we welcome students from all races, religions, and cultures.

External examinations or assessments available

ISA Test

Results in these examinations

75-100%

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, daily homework is given for upper primary students. Generally, during holidays for lower primary, kindergarten, and PreK.

Approximate hours of homework given

It changes according to the classes. PreK, Kindergarten students are around 20 minutes, others are a little bit longer

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extra support is provided. Differentiated teaching strategies apply and additional classes are arranged.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, when needed

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we screen the lower grade kids in the classes. We do assess new students` English(writing , reading and speaking) and Math levels for G2 and upper grades.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Half day of class observation , duration depends on students' situation. We check English and Math levels of prospective students for Primary and Middle school grades. Admission committee's interview with students and parents.

Waiting list

We have waiting lists for Kinder, G1-4 classes currently.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Because international schools accept students who may arrive in Japan from overseas at any time, applications for admission are accepted year-round. SIS Tokyo, as well, does not set a fixed application deadline. Interested applicants should first find out more about SIS Tokyo, such as by signing up for a school information session and fill out an advance registration form.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we recommend prospective parents to get started at the beginning of three terms.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

3:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, up to 18:00 in the afternoon.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes, parents can order lunches from KIWI KITCHEN, the catering service company.

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes, there are two uniforms, a formal uniform and a PE uniform for PE lessons.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of ASP programs: we have BALLET, SWIMMING, CALLIGRAPHY, ROBOTICS, KARATE, DANCE, GUITAR, SOCCER, BASKETBALL, DRAMA, CHESS, ARTS AND CRAFT, ORIGAMI,...ETC

Sports activities included

PE Classes, Swimming, Soccer class, Perceptual Motor Program. Sports day, Field trips, Indoor sport activities

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Sports Day

Facilities at the school

Music room, art room, library

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor as well as indoor sports facilities(Gymnasium), swimming pool as the nearby facility and Samezu Soccer Field as nearby facility.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shinagawa International School (SIS) now is an IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate school that has started to implement the MYP curriculum framework. MYP is a continuum of the IB Primary Years Programme and enables students to further develop the skills, knowledge, and attributes they start to acquire in primary school. SIS Middle School Campus is located nearby Oimachi Station which offers the classes of Grades 6 to 8 by 2021-2022 Academic Year. Each year, SIS will add an additional grade level to allow all children to continue their education at our new campus.

Teaching approach of the school

Our mission is to provide a multicultural learning community which nurtures passion for academic, social, and personal success.

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