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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||18 students / class|
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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.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|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.
|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||
|School finish time||
Nursery - G6: 3:30 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.
|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.