The American School in Japan
The American School in Japan, founded in 1902, is a private, coeducational day school, serving students from age 3 to grade 12 on two campuses: the Early Learning Center (nursery-prekindergarten-kindergarten) in Roppongi and the Chofu campus in western Tokyo (kindergarten-grade 12). The School serves students of all nationalities, with the majority having U.S. citizenship. The school year comprises two semesters, August-January and January-June.
The curriculum is similar to that of U.S. college-preparatory schools except that Japanese language and area studies are offered to all students.
The Chofu campus (kindergarten-grade 12) features libraries, fine arts facilities, video studios, laboratories, 800+ computers with Internet access for student use, choral and instrumental music rooms, an auditorium, three gymnasiums, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and playgrounds/sports fields. ASIJ has a campus-wide wireless network to support faculty, staff and students. Grades 5-12 have a 1:1 laptop program. Optional bus service to/from central Tokyo and the Chofu campus is available, with an average transit time of 50 minutes. The Early Learning Center (nursery-kindergarten) features its own library, music room, community room, and playground.