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Saint Maur International School, Yokohama:
Established in 1872, Saint Maur International School in Yokohama is the oldest international school in Japan. The school, which is coeducational, caters to students of all nationalities and faiths from Pre-school through High School. Located 30 kilometers from Tokyo in eastern Japan, Saint Maur International School aims to provide an excellent curriculum for children of all nationalities and backgrounds. All students are guided toward understanding that the way to achieve peace and justice in the world is through cooperating, sharing, caring, and helping to build successful communities.

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Photo of International school in Yokohama, JapanSaint Maur International School bases its education on the belief that each student was created with unique abilities, strengths, and talents. Therefore, Saint Maur administration and staff are committed to the development of each student's individual talents to the furthest degree possible. The cultural diversity inherent in the international educational experience offered at Saint Maur International School encourages students to seek their unique identity in the school and in the world.

Recognition of the rights and needs of other human beings is a fundamental pre-requisite in such a community-building process. The skills needed to recognize the rights of others must first be modeled and taught inside the learning community, then applied outside of the school in order to cultivate a sense of global responsibility and awareness. Fostering such a global perspective is an important aspect of the international education process.

Affiliations and Accreditation:

School Membership and Affiliations
* School Juridical Body (Gakko Hojin) by Authority of The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology
* East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS)
* Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS)
* Kanto Plain Association for Secondary School Principals (KPASSP)
* Council of International Schools (CIS)
* International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
* Lions-Quest International

* Collaboration with Yokohama City University

External Examinations
* International Baccalaureate (IB)
* International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
* Advanced Placement (AP)
* SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests
* Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)
* IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
* Trinity International Music Examination

* Council of International Schools (CIS)
* New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Saint Maur is working in collaboration with Yokohama City University (YCU) to develop a wide range of educational opportunities for students, especially in the sciences.

Goals and Objectives:

The basic objective of Saint Maur International School is to provide a Pre-school, Elementary and Secondary education for international students residing in Japan, by using the English language as the primary medium of instruction. An international student is defined as a student whose life experiences span more than one cultural dimension.

Starting with a Montessori program in the Pre-school and continuing to the option for an International Baccalaureate diploma in the Secondary School, the academic objectives of the school are to develop each student's intellectual potential to the fullest, and to teach the intellectual skills the students will need to function as contributing members of society. At Saint Maur we recognize that students learn effectively when they enjoy themselves. Therefore, the learning atmosphere balances work and enjoyment. Although a Saint Maur International School education seeks primarily to prepare students for entrance into colleges and universities throughout the world, the administration and faculty recognize that some students have personal abilities and aspirations which lead them in directions other than higher education.


Pre-school Program; Elementary School Program; Secondary School Program; International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE); The International Baccalaureate Program (IB).

A Short School History:

Saint Maur International School was established in 1872 by Mother Mathilde Raclot, a French nun, and four French and Irish nuns from the congregation of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus. The school was founded to provide children from the international community, of all nationalities and religious denominations, with a quality education based upon respect and a deep understanding and appreciation of people's differences. It remains the oldest international school in Asia and third oldest in the world.

In 2007, to cater mainly to short-term French nationals residing in the Yokohama/Tokyo area, the school established a French Section enabling French-speaking students in the elementary school to pursue the French National Curriculum. To cater to future development, a small property adjacent to the main campus was purchased in 2007.

Thanks to the support of the community, individuals and companies, the school continues to develop to address the needs of the students, whose ages range from 2 1/2 to 18+, by offering a relevant quality education within a modern facility set in an environment conducive to developing the mental, physical, spiritual, social and creative being within each student entrusted to its care.

Saint Maur was the first international school in Japan to introduce, among other recognized programs:
* International Montessori
* IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary School Education)
* IPC (International Primary Curriculum)
* Lions-Quest - values program
* International Trinity College of Music Program

Our unique, innovative programs offered:
* After-School Academic Support for students
* Adult Enrichment Program held during the day for parents and community members

College and University Acceptance:

Representative institutions of higher learning that our graduates have been accepted:

American University of Paris, France
Amherst College, MA
Barnard College, NY
Bates College, ME
Bentley College, MA
Berklee College of Music, MA
Boston College, MA
Boston University, MA
Brandeis University, MA
Brown University, RI
Bryn Mawr College, PA
Bucknell University, PA
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University
- Fullerton
- Long Beach
Carleton University, Canada
Carnegie Mellon University
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK
Chaminade University. MA
Champlain College, VT
Claremont McKenna College, CA
Clark University, MA
Colby College, ME
Columbia University, NY
The College of William & Mary, VA
College of Wooster, OH
Cornell University, NY
Dartmouth College, NH
Drexel University, PA
Duke University, NC
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL
Emerson College, MA
Emory University, GA
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State University
Franklin College, Switzerland
Frandlin & Marshall College, PA
Georgetown University, D.C.
Hamilton College, NY
Harvey Mudd College, CA
Haverford College, PA
Hawaii Pacific University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY
Holy Names College, CA
International Christian University, Japan
Ithaca College, NY
Jefferson Community Technical College, KY
The Johns Hopkins University, MD
Kansai University, Japan
The Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK
La salle Universitiy, PA
Leeds College of Art and Design, UK
Lehigh University, PA
Lewis & Clark College, OR
Linfield College, OR
Loyola Marymount University, CA
Lynchburg College, VA
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount College, CA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University, Canada
Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Michigan State University
Mills College, CA
Moore College of Art, PA
Mount St. Mary's College, CA
Mount Holyoke College, MA
New York University
Northeastern University, NY
Northwestern University IL
Oberlin College, OH
Occidental College, CA
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oxford University, UK
Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University, WA
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University, CA
Pitzer College, CA
Princeton University, NJ
Purdue University, IN
Queen's University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Rice Univertisy, TX
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Saint Lawrence University, NY
Saint Mary's College of California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CA
Santa Clara University, CA
Santa Monica College, CA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Scripps College, CA
Showa University, Japan
Smith College, MA
Sophia University, Japan
Springfield College, MA
St. Joseph's University, PA
Stanford University, CA
State University of New York, Buffalo
Syracuse University, NY
Tamagawa University, Japan
Temple University, Japan
Texas A & M University
Tokyo JOogakkan University, Japan
Trinity College, CT
Tufts University, MA
Union College, NY
Universita Commerciale Luigi, Bocconi, Italy
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of California
- Berkeley
- Davis
- Irvine
- Los Angeles
- Riverside
- San Diego
- Santa Barbara
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Hawaii, Hilo
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of London, King's College, UK
University of London, The London School of Economics & Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin
University of New Castle upon Tyne, UK
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame, IN
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound, WA
University of Redlands, CA
University of Richmond, VA
University of Rochester, NY
University of San Diego, CA
University of San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University, TN
Vassar College, NY
Villanova University
Waseda University, Japan
Washington University in st. Louis, MO
Wellesley College, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
Yale University, CT

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