Location – 3 Chome-14-4 Kiba, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0042, Japan
Website – https://www.uia.jp/
Contact – +81 3-5646-5280
1. Please mention about the school and its mission/vision and various infrastructural facilities.
As a school we are guided by our core values to Unite together in order to make a better world; to Inspire others to be a positive influence; and to Achieve our own potential through dedication and commitment.
Using Cambridge International Education as the base our students confidently rise to the challenges of the world whilst maintaining an awareness that they are the stewards of the future.
Facilities,that students access are the ICT lab, Music room and the Art Room. The school utilises a fully equipped Science Lab.
2. Kindly mention about the prominent personality of the school and his/her role in the development of the school.
1.Under the leadership of Mr. Michael Taylor, many schools in the neighborhood met under the umbrella of being Cambridge International schools for the first time at UIA last academic year. The schools received updates from the CIE head office in Beijing as well as local updates from the Cambridge Japan manager. This newly established focus group now meets every month to share the best practices and updates in teaching and learning.
3. What new services or activities did you establish at your school?
- As part of the University Guidance Program offered at school, we hosted Harvard Mentorship programs, and organized university campus tours. Admissions counsellors from national and international universities visited our school and conducted information sessions for our learners.
- We take great care and pride in the preparation of teacher recommendations, official transcripts, and other documents needed by our students to meet application deadlines.
- UIA International School of Tokyo is a proud member of the International Schools of Tokyo Athletics Association (ISTAA). Through membership in the ISTAA the school has been able to participate in a number of games. So far UIA has played football, futsal, volleyball, basketball games against member schools.
4. Please mention what steps are you taking beyond the traditional curriculum to ensure overall development of the students?
- We are a Cambridge International School serving Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Tokyo, Japan. We offer the Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge IGCSE, and Cambridge International AS & A-Level qualifications at school.
- Our students participate in prestigious MUN conferences and win multiple awards.
- Our Project week at school and our field trips encourage our students to value their contributions towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Our student Council is a dynamic organization led by our students to represent the voice and interests of the student body. This unit had made its soft launch this January with an exciting school-wide event during Valentine’s week, and is offering a student mentoring program this academic year
Our students look forward to celebrating the Atsumari, Annual Day, Sports day, and the Autumn Fair every academic year.
5. What steps does the school take to motivate and develop the students’ interest towards education?
- Our students participate in the History Bowl Competition and win multiple awards.
- All students from Grades 1-10 attend Value Education, Physical Education, Art & Music classes at school.
- We offer the following extra curricular activities at school to further support student learning:
- We host the IGCSE and A-Level Marketplaces at school. The IGCSE Marketplace is a platform for our Grade 8 students and the A-Level Marketplace is aimed at Grade 10 students. In each marketplace students meet with the subject teachers and gain detailed information and guidance on their preferred subject choices for the new school year since subject selections play a key role in university applications.
- Our Grades 9 to 12 students have access to Unifrog, an online platform used by university guidance counsellors at over 1,500 global partner schools. This system encourages students to research and compare colleges and courses offered in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
- From hosting the prom night to delivering lunch service to running a successful winter fair & talent competition, our zealous student committee at school can do it all.
6. How are you providing financial assistance to the students in need?
We have a scholarship program which is an academic scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students for both their academic achievement and vision for how they would like to shape our world’s future. This scholarship program
is available for currently enrolled Grades 9 -12. Students must have a grade average of A* (90%) or above to be invited to apply.
7. What makes your school unique?
Our school is truly unique for many reasons, but two standout features that make it truly special are its diversity and close-knit community. With students from 30 nationalities of life and backgrounds,and teachers and staff from 17 nationalities, our school is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and experiences. This diversity not only enriches the learning experience, but also fosters a sense of inclusivity and understanding among our students.
In addition to its diverse student body, our school also boasts a close-knit community where students, faculty, and staff all work together to create a warm and welcoming environment. This tight-knit community allows students to form strong connections with their peers and mentors, providing a supportive network that extends far beyond graduation.
Together, the combination of our school’s diversity and close-knit community create a truly unique and enriching experience for all who are lucky enough to be a part of it.
8. Please enlighten us about the school’s major awards/achievements, its accomplished/renowned alumni, remarkable collaborations, and major accreditations.
March 2023, 6 UIA students got the awards in Japan Metropolitan MUN (~students join from ~international school),they are planning to participate Oxford MUN this year.Speak about the competition, Our History Bowl Team also did great job at the Japanese Championships. One of our teams took 3rd place overall in the middle school division,and 2 of them qualified for the middle school History Bee finals which holds in Thailand.
Last year UIA undertook a food drive. This was aligned to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #2 Zero Hunger. All homerooms supported this initiative and
in all 40 boxes of food were donated! UIA’s chosen charity was Second Harvest.Our intention is to continue to build a partnership with Second Harvest to support the less fortunate in our community.
UIA got membership from SENIA. (The Special Education Network & Inclusion Association)
9. Kindly elaborate about the future plans of the school in the same.
UIA is continually looking to grow and develop. The school wants to be known locally and internationally as a place where individualised learning is prioritised. A school where students can reach their potential both academically and socially. To ensure these goals UIA needs to have a clear pathway for all students from Kindergarten through to our graduating Grade 12 students. Our goals are to make sure all our systems are aligned to support our goals and our core values of Unite, Inspire and Achieve. When parents think of effective international education, UIA intends to be at the forefront of their thinking. Not only domestically but as importantly globally. As the school moves towards full capacity in the current building, we will begin considering our best model to keep serving the international and domestic communities with a high quality Cambridge education.