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The Montessori School of Tokyo

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 15
Yearly fees (G7): ¥2,559,600

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ¥2,559,600
Address: 3-5-13 Minami Azabu Minatoku, Tokyo Japan
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Ratio of local students to international students

23% local : 77% international

Average number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers


Additional language classes offered by the school


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

The main thing about homework is that it does not have to be boring. The elder children in the Sunshine class can choose to take some work home (usually reading) or they might be asked to find pictures of something in a magazine or newspaper.
The elementary students would not be given any homework of the “page 63 problems 1-10” type. Typically children are expected to complete assigments and work they have chosen at school. There are also often reading assignments and projects which may require some time to be spent after school. If someone wishes to explore a topic further after class has finished, they may work in the library or do the work at home. There may also be occasions where an agreed upon deadline is not going to be met unless work is taken home.

Entry evaluation for students

Parent Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Parent Interview for preferably both father and mother (about 45 minutes) will be scheduled by the MST Admissions Office.
At least one parent needs to be native or fluent in English to submit applications to the Montessori School of Tokyo. MST asks that children do not accompany their parents for the interview.

School bus service available

MST offers a morning-only Bus Service, that collects students from the surrounding areas and delivers them safely to school.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

MST classrooms can accommodate a limited number of children with relatively mild special needs (developmental, behavioural, academic).

School start time

8:20 am

School finish time

Nursery - G6: 3:30 pm
G7 - G9: 4:20 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school runs a diverse programme which includes activities such as Table Tennis, Ballet, Sport Stacking, Hawaiian Hula, Aikido, Creative Dance, language classes and craft clubs amongst many others.

Sports activities included

MST Elementary students participate in weekly PE classes, incorporating sports and activities such as Cross Country Running, Swimming, Soccer, Gymnastics and Dodgeball amongst a variety of other progressive physical activities and co-operative games.

Sports facilities at the school

Multipurpose room hosts to numerous sports and movement classes (including Table Tennis, Dance, Aikido and Sport Stacking, amongst others). Elementary and Middle School students use the MST Bus to travel to a local gymnasium for weekly Physical Education classes.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Montessori School of Tokyo is currently in its 3rd decade of providing an authentic Montessori experience to the international community in Tokyo.
MST wishes to engender a love of learning as well as an acceptance of personal responsibility for intellectual growth and for social interaction. MST believes that The Montessori School of Tokyo offers educational opportunities for students unrivalled by any other school in Tokyo. The school's core values of Confidence, Respect and Compassion, represent the characteristics which it holds dear and which it instills and upholds in its administration, faculty and student body.

Teaching approach of the school

The Montessori philosophy is based on a profound respect for each child as a unique human being. The school's approach assumes that children are born intelligent, curious, creative and are ripe to develop a sense of wonder and imagination. The goal is not to control, but to inspire the children to learn voluntarily. In its essence, Montessori is designed to teach children to think deeply, to think for themselves and to think about others. MST believes that while learning the right answers will get a child past exams and eventually through school, learning how to think for oneself (in effect, learning how to learn) will get a child through both school and life.

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