June 2017

APAC / June 2017 89 Company: New International School of Japan Name: Steven Parr Email: [email protected] Web Address: newis.ed.jp Address 3-18-32 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ku, Tokyo 171-0022, Japan Telephone: +81 339 801 057 A New School of Thought g and learning, especially about multilingual and multi- age education; • Spacious classrooms and an abundance of books, hands-on materials and technological resources are provided for the enjoyment and enrichment of the children’s learning experience; • Standpoints/individual points of view are considered, developed, understood and appreciated in context and; • Expert placement counselling is provided for options after New International School. Steven then goes on to add his thoughts on the school’s mission, as this illuminating interview closes. “It is also worth noting that in relation to this, the above goals are accomplished in a developmentally based, multi- age school environment free from the standardisation and rigidity of the fixed age-grade system. “The above mission is really the ‘bottom line’ as far as this school is concerned. We are confident that if we all work together in furtherance of this mission; the school will become better and better on behalf of the children.”

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