To our prospective students: The age when the strength of traditions alone was enough to sustain us has long since passed. It has been said that the 21st century will be a global and knowledge-based century. Developments in politics, economics and culture now take place on an international and global scale. Founded in 1929, we have continually been a leader in Japanese education, our overarching concern with Zenjin (the whole person) education being at the forefront of Japanese education. As part of this philosophy we maintain that students should have the necessary attitudes and skills to study within Japan or abroad at the University level. To this end we offer the Middle Years Programme (Y7-10) and the Diploma programme (Y11-12) as developed by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Together we hope to develop young people who can face the challenges of the 21st century with the knowledge, ingenuity and international mindedness necessary to ensure a healthy and peaceful world for all.