Newly opened Waseda International School

A new international school based in Shinjuku will open its doors on April 2. Waseda International School is founded by long-term resident Veronica Lonsdale. Along with like-minded parents, Ms. Lonsdale established the school in order to create an affordable but academically strong option for the international community.

Waseda International School accepts children in its preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school programs, as well as extensive after-school and Saturday school programs.

The school is committed to providing each student with a quality, holistic education that instils a conscientious worldview, a love and respect for all cultures, a zeal for lifelong learning, and a passion for personal excellence. The curriculum is based on private school level American education, enriched by extra units of second language, art, music, and sports. A strong Japanese program is offered daily.

Ms. Lonsdale said, “I believe that good education should be affordable and that regular people like us should have a chance at international education for their kids.”

For more information about the school and its welcome campaign, see

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