Dear Parents, 

Making the decision of where to send your child to school can be a time of stress and uncertainty for you. There are many options and styles in Tokyo and it is important that you choose a school that matches your needs and philosophy of early childhood. 

The early years of a child’s life are perhaps the most important in the shaping of personalities and influencing mindset. At Summerhill we recognize the privilege parents share with us as we empower children to become confident, self-reliant and collaborative partners in their learning experiences. We provide an enriched environment where curiosity and creativity are encouraged and enhanced. Children at Summerhill are happy and learning takes place with meaning and joy. 

Summerhill International, previously known as JAC International School was established in 1962 to serve the foreign community in Tokyo.  As Summerhill continues to offer exceptional early childhood experiences, we have been accepted as a candidate school for the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate Organization, offering world-class education.

Our curriculum draws on the best practices in early childhood worldwide. Children are seen as competent and capable and the environment sets the stage for exploration and experimentation through play and inquiry.

Summerhill teachers connect with each individual child and plan experiences that will enhance and extend the learning opportunities. There is a focus on helping children develop in all areas, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. There is an emphasis on creativity, music & movement, and an appreciation for the environment. Summerhill is a place “where the children are really happy.”

From the 15 months old to the Star Class graduates of 6 years old, Summerhill provides an educational experience as unique as your child, in a safe and happy environment, where children learn with joy. Children and teachers from all over the world come together to share the excitement of learning.

Summerhill focuses on each individual child learning through inquiry and play. We see our students and parents as an extension of the Summerhill family. If we can be of assistance through more information and discussion, please drop by for a visit. I look forward to sharing the wonders of Summerhill with you.

Kathryne Imabayashi


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