Senior School

The range of choices today for young people at sixteen can seem bewildering.

Our aim is to prepare students for further study in universities around the world and for their future life. The Senior School at BST provides an environment where students receive direction whilst being given opportunities for independence both through their studies and in their contributions to the school and the wider community.

British school graduates waving their  mortarboard hats


We follow the UK ‘A Level’ system and have a broad range of subjects which can be studied. You can read about these in our A level Options booklet to the right hand side of this page.

As well as academic success – you can read about our examination results here – what happens outside the classroom is of great importance. BST provides a holistic education to produce well rounded young adults.

A full enrichment programme is offered and this provides an opportunity to develop personalities, leadership skills, community spirit and self-confidence. There are abundant opportunities to participate and compete in Music, Drama, Sport, Service and other activities.

The BST Outdoors program is a unique feature of our educational provision and all students go on both a summer and winter trip to the Japanese Alps. Being involved in the life of BST, taking responsibility and maximising the opportunities for personal development is central to the life of a BST Senior School student. This is reflected in the mature attitude of our students, both academically and socially, and how they carry out their duties as prefects.

We also aim to prepare students for later life and have support for university applications and careers including a Work Experience programme and various seminars and lectures on a vast range of topics.

If you are in Tokyo, please come and visit us by booking a tour on which you will be able to meet some of our students. I’m sure you will be impressed with them and what we have to offer.