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MST is a member of
The Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS).
“Stimulating curiosity while developing independence in thought and action”
Our mission statement reflects our belief in what a quality school should do. We wish to engender a love of learning as well as an acceptance of personal responsibility for intellectual growth as well as social interaction. We believe that The Montessori School of Tokyo (MST) offers educational opportunities for students unrivalled by any other school in Tokyo. Our core values of Confidence, Respect and Compassion, represent the characteristics which we hold dear and which we strive to instill and uphold in our administration, faculty and student body.
The Montessori philosophy is based on a profound respect for each child as a unique human being. Our approach assumes that children are born intelligent, curious, creative and are ripe to develop a sense of wonder and imagination. The goal is not to control, but to inspire our children to learn voluntarily. In its essence, Montessori is designed to teach children to think deeply, to think for themselves and to think about others. We believe that while learning the right answers will get a child past exams and eventually through school, learning how to think for oneself (in effect, learning how to learn) will get a child through both school and life.
Currently enrolling close to 150 students representing 35 countries of the world, MST is truly an international school. We have three progammes, Little People (for 2-3 year olds), Sunshine (for 3-6 year olds) and Elementary (6-12 year olds). Please look at the links in the left hand column for further information about these programmes. You can also hear directly from the students in this video.
Our faculty, too, is derived from talented and enthusiastic, qualified Montessori teachers, who have taught in schools located in all the continents of the world (see the Faculty link in the left column for more details). Together with the close to 100 families who form our school community, we cultivate an atmosphere of joy, wonder and appreciation for life. I invite you to join us at MST as we offer the opportunity for a vibrant and fresh vision of education for your child.
Head of School
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Contact for Admissions:
Tel: (03) 5449-7067
Fax: (03) 5449-0087
See the Location page for campus addresses.
Read testimonials from our parents.