Established in 2002, Musashi Interantional School Tokyo (MIST), located in Mitaka, Tokyo, is one of the only four international schools in Japan that offer the Cambridge International programmes at both primary and secondary levels.
The kindergarten division for ages 2-5 uses a preschool curriculum in English based on the Early Years Foundation Stage in which academics and play based learning are mixed.
We are committed to providing a high quality international education with reasonable tuition fees to nurture ambitious and life-long learners.
School Mission Statement
Musashi Interantional School Tokyo is an educational institution that is committed to providing a multifaceted and an international education, to nurture students to be ambitious and life-long learners.
School motto: "Nothing is impossible."
MIST is a Cambridge International registered K-12 integrated school from 2 year-old kindergarten to high school founded in 2002. While emphasising on bilingual +α education (including Japanese language classes using textbooks used at local schools and Chinese language classes as mandatory language courses), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), and critical thinking skills, we nurture global-minded persons who are able to take an active part in this 21st century.
Cambridge International is the world’s largest international education institution with a history of over 150 years and more than 10,000 accredited schools in 160 countries around the world. Our students are provided with a high quality curriculum developed by this institution. Moreover, by taking the Cambridge International standard examinations, IGCSE and A level, which can be taken at our school, we provide the pathway to enter top-notch universities in Japan and the world.
In general, international schools have rather high tuition fees which limit the number of families who can afford to join. On the other hand, MIST was established with the desire to provide high quality international education at a more affordable tuition fee level. By reducing the facilities expenses, we have successfully been able to reduce the tuition fees to about 60% compared to that of other international schools.
Age: 2-5 years old
There are three levels In Kindergarten at MIST, Ruby Angels for 2 years old, Junior Kinder which corresponds to Nensho in Japan, and Senior Kinder which corresponds to Nencyu in Japan. Nencho in Japan corresponds to Year 1 in Elementary of Cambridge Primary.
The program is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage which is designed in order for all children to have the best start in their life and be capable of demonstrating all of their possible abilities.
Age: 5-11 years old
The best curricula from around the world are blended together to bring the best balance of education in academic and life skills. At the end of the school day, there is a teacher-assisted Homework Support Time for Year 1 (starting from April) ~Year 4 students to complete their assignments at school.
To empower students with multilingual communication skills, Japanese is mandatory and follows the content prescribed by the Mitaka Board of Education.
Age: 11-14 years old
The Middle School curriculum is based upon the recommendations and endorsed textbooks as prescribed by the Cambridge International as an accredited secondary school. The programme offers not only the five core subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, ICT and Cambridge Global Perspectives, but also other subjects such as Art, Music, Japanese, Chinese, and P.E.. At the end of the programme, students take the Checkpoint tests that provide feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses.
Age: 14-18 years old
The High School is divided into the Upper Secondary Programme and the Advanced Programme.
The Upper Secondary Programme covers Year 10 and 11 (which corresponds to 3rd year in Junior High and 1st year in Senior High school in Japan respectively); while the Advanced Programme covers Year 12 and 13 (which corresponds to 2nd and 3rd year in Senior High in Japan respectively).
The Middle School and High School of MIST are registered by Cambridge Assessment International Education (hereinafter referred to as Cambridge International). In Japan, only a handful of schools managed to obtain registered from Cambridge International successfully.
The Academic Counseling Department of MIST supports students’ university applications in various ways, including: