St Mary's International School
1-6-19 Seta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-8668, Japan
Tel: (+81) 3 3709 3411
Fax: (+81) 3 3707 1950
US, IB, curricula.
920 students, 5-18 yrs.
St Mary's International School, founded in 1954 by the Brothers
of Christian Instruction, is an all-boys school whose mission is
to serve the international community of Tokyo. As such it enrolls
students from over 65 nationalities and all religious backgrounds.
The school follows a college preparatory curriculum with virtually
all of its graduates attending university. The largest percentage
complete their higher education in the United States or the United
Kingdom but its graduates can be found all over the world.
St Mary's International School is taught in English, but students
from grade one study Japanese language with the opportunity for
first language level in the high school. The school has a special
commitment to language study and currently offers fourteen different
second languages. The International Baccalaureate is well established
in the high school on both the Diploma and Certificate level.
St Mary's International School is located in Tokyo's largest residential
area on a seven acre site in one of the city's rare green belts.
The school is easily accessible from any part of the city by subway,
train, public or school bus. The physical plant includes a 25-meter
indoor pool, gymnasium, astro-turf playing field and tennis courts.
Students in the elementary and middle school spend a week of study
and skiing at the school lodge. Cultural trips within the country
are part of the curriculum.
The school offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities
on all levels. These include such team sports as cross country,
tennis, wrestling, swimming, basketball, soccer, track and field,
baseball, ice hockey, aikido and judo. Choir, instrumental music,
brain bowl, speech, debate, math field day, student government and
publications are all available to students.
Admission to St Mary's International School is granted to students
who will benefit from this style of education. Records from previous
schools should be submitted before admission and if necessary placement
tests are given. Early applications are encouraged.