K. International School Tokyo aims to provide highly motivated children from diverse cultural and social backgrounds with a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment to become competent and moral individuals who make meaningful contributions to the global community.
Revised October 2012
Our school community believes that:
- Being a member of the school community requires a belief in and a commitment to uphold the school's mission as well as a dedication to its educational philosophy.
- A safe and nurturing environment is that which encourages respect, responsibility, tolerance and compassion.
- A high quality education is defined as promoting academic excellence, international understanding, moral character and lifelong learning.
- Education is a shared partnership of mutual trust between students, parents/caregivers and the school.
- Cultural diversity enhances our school community as well as our understanding of the world.
- Central to being internationally minded is recognizing that diverse, rich cultures exist in all regions of the world and demonstrating a tolerance for the varied beliefs and traditions of these cultures.
- The language, customs, traditions and cultural beliefs of our host country, Japan, serve as an important resource in enriching the learning experience.
- A comprehensive inquiry-based international curriculum that is linked across the school and reviewed regularly by the school is essential in preparing students for their future lives.
- Being a global citizen in the twenty-first century requires knowledge and skills in the use of technology; however, the ability to function independently and act promptly in the real world also requires core knowledge and skills independent of technology.
- Academic success is enhanced by the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills in language and mathematics which are vital learning tools.
- Setting high academic expectations supports the development of strong academic skills which increase the chances for future academic success.
- Students learning through a second language require more learning time and a greater degree of effort and support than those learning through their first language.
- Mother tongue development and maintenance is important in developing identity, self-esteem and cognitive ability, and ultimately contributes to academic success.
- Maintaining a safe and collaborative learning environment free from bullying and harassment requires the support of the school community as a whole in taking appropriate action when necessary.
- Reinforcing appropriate dress and behavior standards promotes a respectful, responsible and safe school environment.
- Maximizing opportunities for a diverse range of students to receive an international education requires the maintenance of an affordable fee structure as far as possible and efficient financial management.
Revised October 2012