Hayama International School Expands to Shirokanedai
Hatayama International School’s new campus houses children from ages 2 to 6, and is due to open in Shirokanedai Minato-ku, Tokyo on September 2017.
The location 5-17-1 Shirokanedai Minato-ku, Tokyo faces Gaien Nishi-Dori, also known as Platinum Street.
Behind the campus is The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum which holds the Institute of Nature Study and former Prince Asaka Residence.
Capacity, tuition fee, curriculum and other information will soon be available on the official website.
What is Hayama International School?
Founded in 2004, Hayama International School follows "Play, Think and Learn" as their educational philosophy. Its curriculum teaches children about individuality, creativity, and global vision to support their inner growth.
The Hayama International School Shirokanedai Campus will become a branch school of the Hayama International School at Hayama-shi, Kanagawa.
The unique curriculum adopts elements of the Waldorf education and Montessori education in order to educate Japanese people to become fully functional in a global society. There are currently about 300 students in both morning and afternoon classes.
There are more than 1000 students who study here including summer school and spring school.
The school moved to its current location in Kanagawa on April 2009, where it is surrounded by nature with a scenic view of Mt. Fuji and Sagami Bay.
Thoughts on Opening the Shirokanedai Campus
Founder Mr. Shinsaku Tanaka commented on their official Facebook page as follows.
We strive to educate students in a city-like atmosphere. Let's share the experiences we have at this school surrounded by beautiful nature with children in the city! We aim to build a school where students can share their values and feel proud of themselves.
Hayama International School is definitely worth keeping an eye out for as it expands its school to Shirokane.