Established in 1872, as innovators of international education in Japan, the school continues to meet the needs of children (co-educational, 2½ years to Grade 12) from the multi-cultural, multi-faith international community.
The middle school science investigations are designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice the scientific method… and they quickly learn that it is a messier process than expected! During this hands-on unit that takes place over three months in Semester Two, students work collaboratively in groups of two to four to further refine their skills in problem solving and analysis as well as those essential to working in a lab. These are skills they will build on as they progress... Read More
Japan is well known for being one of the cleanest countries in the world. Japanese people seem to have a special pride in keeping the areas around their houses and most public places clean and tidy. However there is a big exception - if you visit a beach or mountain side where many people gather, you can often find lots of trash scattered around. This could be due to the lack of garbage bins in many public places or possibly because Japanese people think someone else will clean these places... Read More
Posted by Rebecca Kelsey on Sunday, April 30, 2017
Saturday 22nd of April was the 10th Anniversary of the Saint Maur RoboSumo competition. This friendly event has traditionally taken place between YIS and Saint Maur, but this year we were pleased to also have Yokota Middle School, K. International School and Seisen International School join us too.
A total of 55 students took part in the event, making up 24 teams and playing a total of 142 matches between them. It was a non-stop fun filled day.
The sumo competition involves designing a... Read More
Posted by Cougar News Network on Monday, April 3, 2017
Cougar News Network S2P5 from Saint Maur International School on Vimeo.
The Cougar News Network is a group of middle and high school students at Saint Maur International School (stmaur.ac.jp) who share an interest in the production of television news.
Posted by Guillaume Erard on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Students were also able to share their ideas and learn about the research of other students from Japan, Singapore, and Canada. Following the proceedings, students assisted to a 1-hour presentation by Nobel Prize winner Professor Makoto Kobayashi on Particle Physics.
Here is a breakdown of our student's topics:
Isaac: An Investigation of Newton's Cradle: The Decay of the Height Displacement of an End Ball with Time (poster)
Kiho: An investigation of the relationship between the angle of... Read More
Posted by Rob Stayanoff on Thursday, March 16, 2017
For many people in Tokyo, Saturday February 4, 2017 began like most Saturdays. A late sleep day, with a favorite breakfast leisurely enjoyed. Followed perhaps by a hot cup of tea and a gaze over the city’s skyline as the sun came up over Tokyo Bay. But for the Saint Maur History Bowl and Bee team, consisting of: Eugene Oharu, Lynn Stevenson-Hatayama, Haruihito Suzuki, Pyokyeong Son, Ellen Uchida, Rui Shimada, Hana Saeki and Subaru Sakashita, engaged in one of the most challenging and hard... Read More
Posted by Glenn Scoggins on Wednesday, February 8, 2017
May 2016 IB Results
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations are held every May over a three week period. This past May, 52 students sat IB exams, 31 of whom were Grade 12 Full Diploma Candidates. Sixteen Grade 11 students completed the Math SL course as an anticipated subject.
In order to receive the IB Diploma, Full Diploma Candidates need to successfully earn at least 24 points on six exams; successfully complete the Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) requirement over two years;... Read More
Posted by Lynn, Grade 11 on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The digital bus clock displayed bold red numbers - 5:45, the time, we, the members of the 2016 Brain Bowl team were told to arrive at school. The bus soon filled with bleary-eyed, drowsy students and we set off on the long trip to Yokota Air Base - the site of that day’s battle. The subdued bus rolled through the city and along the Tamagawa River while most its occupants slept. I attempted to study what I could, (which was not much) but eventually I too succumbed to the lull of sleep and dozed... Read More
Posted by Glenn Scoggins on Thursday, October 6, 2016
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) oversees the awarding of 7,500 college tuition scholarships, worth at least US$2,500 each and renewable for all four years of university. Students who are U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and who intend to enter a university in the United States are eligible for these competitive merit scholarships.
Each year, over 1,600,000 students around the world enter the scholarship competition, based on their scores on the PSAT test in October or... Read More
Saint Maur has the privilege of hosting this IB Pre-Conference. The Pre-Conference consisting of 21 workshops - Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, Diploma Program and CONTINUUM - has attracted 300 Heads of IB Schools and Coordinators over the four day period. There will also be IB Educator Network training with about 40 people, 10 of which are trainers. The Administration is proud to announce that our first day has been a wonderful experience for our guests and we look forward to... Read More