Founded in 1902 for the increasingly large American community then living in Tokyo, the American School in Japan closed during World War II and was re-opened in 1946 in the Chofu neighborhood of Tokyo. Today, the school educates 1,450 students from nursery school through 12th grade. While the school is based on the American model, its students come from over 40 countries. Students can take Advanced Placement or AP classes, and they can also study the Japanese language at over 50 levels of differentiated instruction. Graduates of the school attend top universities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Japan, and Australia. Read more about the American School in Japan.
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