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The BST Difference

BST is a unique school serving the needs of a diverse community. With a robust heritage and history, the school provides students, families, and the community with an exceptional educational experience. From BST’s inception in 1989 to the present, it has inspired its students to succeed academically and socially, develop talents and passions, and make choices based on shared values.

BST Principal Mr Paul Tough delivering a speech
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Welcome to The British School in Tokyo (BST), where our purpose is to bring out the best in every student; and help them approach life with confidence, curiosity and consideration for others. The BST community is supportive and friendly and committed to pursuing excellence. This approach has led to our long-established reputation for success and high standards in British international education in Japan and worldwide. 

We encourage you to explore our website, as it gives a fantastic insight into life at BST and the many opportunities for students. In doing so, you cannot fail to see how BST students flourish academically and socially with the support of dedicated and talented staff.

To existing BST families, we look forward to engaging with you at community forums, workshops and many social events throughout the year. For families exploring the prospect of joining our community, once you have enjoyed an insight into how BST will support your child's learning, we hope you continue the conversation with our admission team, me, or our Heads of School.

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