by Trent Baumbach
Navigating the admissions process of Tokyo international schools can be a challenging endeavor for both parents and students alike. The competition is tough, and schools consider a variety of factors before granting admission. Whether you’re an expat or a local resident aiming for a quality international school education, it’s essential to be aware of these factors.
In this blog post, we will discuss 5 factors affecting international school admissions, and tips for how to stand out.
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One of the key elements that Tokyo International Schools highly value is cultural diversity. Schools look for students who can bring unique perspectives to the classroom environment. If your family hails from a unique cultural background, don’t hesitate to emphasize that in your application.
Another important factor often considered is language diversity and skills. Being multilingual can make a student stand out, especially in the diverse environment of these schools, where international interaction is the norm. Note that while being a native English speaker is not required, a student’s ability to learn completely in English will be essential.
Tokyo International Schools aren’t just looking for straight-A students; they value those with a diverse learning background and unique life experiences. International schools appreciate students who excel in various fields—be it sports, arts, or academics.
It might surprise some, but the English language proficiency of parents can often impact admissions to Tokyo international schools. Schools may consider parents with English language skills to be better equipped to support their children’s educational journey, and to communicate with teachers and staff.
Most international schools aim for a balanced gender ratio and have limited space overall. Applying early and being flexible with admission dates can provide an edge.
Previously, we’ve outlined the top international schools in the Tokyo area. Below you’ll find links to admissions information for several of these schools.
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