Choose the right school for foreign children in Japan

Choosing the right school for foreign children in Japan can be a challenging task, but there are a few key factors to consider to help make the decision easier.

Mar 17, 2023 - 13:31
Mar 16, 2023 - 09:28
Choose the right school for foreign children in Japan
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Here are some tips:

  1. Consider the language: Look for schools that offer bilingual education in both Japanese and your native language, or schools that have language support services available for non-native Japanese speakers. It's important for foreign children to be able to communicate effectively with their teachers and peers in order to succeed academically and socially.

  2. Look at the curriculum: Make sure the school offers a curriculum that meets your child's needs and interests. Consider factors such as class size, teaching style, and extracurricular activities offered.

  3. Check for accreditation: Look for schools that are accredited by recognized organizations, such as the Council of International Schools (CIS), to ensure that the school meets high standards for education.

  4. Consider location: Look for schools that are located in areas that are convenient for you and your child, such as near your home or workplace. Consider transportation options, such as public transit or school buses, and the safety of the area.

  5. Research the school's culture: Consider the school's values and culture, and whether they align with your family's beliefs and values. Look for schools that foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds.

  6. Check for support services: Look for schools that offer support services for foreign children, such as language classes or counseling services. It's important for foreign children to feel supported and comfortable in their new environment.

Ultimately, the right school for your child will depend on your family's individual needs and preferences. It's important to do your research and visit schools in person to get a sense of the school's culture and environment before making a decision.

Injavi 編集部 "InJavi" is a website that provides information for foreigners to enjoy life and visit in Japan more smoothly. This website is easy to use even for first-timers to Japan and those who are not very good at Japanese, and supports multiple languages. 「InJavi」は、外国人が日本の生活や観光をよりスムーズに楽しむための情報を提供するウェブサイトです。 初めて日本を訪れる方や日本語が苦手な方でも使いやすい、多言語対応サイトです。