United School of Tokyo (UST)
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About United School of Tokyo (UST)

United School of Tokyo was established by educators and parents devoted to providing best educational choices to our students. Here are some of the key points about the school:

- Academic school with child-centric approach to education built upon the principles of experiential learning and creativity
- Inquiry-based curriculum designed to better serve the academic and social-emotional needs of students
- Focused on hands-on learning and experiential education, including frequent field trips, events and outdoor education
- Value-based education that includes weekly Guidance classes and promotes community service and charitability
- Multinational and multicultural students from more than 25 different countries
- Small classes; family-like atmosphere
- Ability-based Japanese classes taught daily
- Diverse physical education program that includes weekly swimming classes
- Affordable tuition
- Daily learning support and tutoring services
- Located in Shibuya with access to great facilities
- Wide variety of extra-curricular activities; daily extended care service
- Organic lunch service
- Bus service

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7 Reviews of United School of Tokyo (UST)

Average Ratings

Overall 3.67
Facilities 2.00
Academics 2.67
Teachers 3.00
Sports 2.33
Music & Arts 2.67
Science & Tech 2.00

Reviewer Nationalities

Australian (1) American (2)

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James Bean, 02/08/2022 @ 14:37:47
Relationship   Parent

Music & Arts

I found out that the ESL teacher is not a certified teacher and claimed she was. They are cutting corners to save money.

Annonymous, 08/07/2022 @ 20:49:11
Relationship   Parent

Music & Arts

The school claims to be inquiry based, but this simply isn't true. The children are squashed into crowded, poorly resourced classrooms and their education is based around constant standardized testing. There are many poorly qualified teachers. If your child is lucky enough to be placed with a good teacher they may have a successful time au UST. My daughter, unfortunately, was not one of the lucky ones and actually when backwards academically during her 2 years at the school. I have heard that the Principal (who can be incredibly rude to parents) bullies staff, and many excellent teachers have left. They are struggling to recruit good staff. The arts and music programs were fantastic, but this was based on the skills of the specialist teachers who have left. The PE programme appears to have been run by an unqualified teacher, and my child came back with horror stories of injuries left untreated. She also encountered sexism ('you're almost good enough to beat the boys!'). The recess time is insufficient. The children have 30 minutes to walk to a nearby park, and usually only have a short amount of time to play once arriving. There are no swimming lessons. They were cancelled due to covid and due to disorganisation, they failed to resume.

H. Onderick, 16/06/2022 @ 13:54:40
Relationship   Teacher

Music & Arts

United School of Tokyo is a good bang for your buck, located in Central Tokyo. It has a tremendous arts and music program and truly develops the whole child.

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Great school community and challenging education! My kid is soooo happy!

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neko wolf, 3 years ago

Great school. My kids love it. They look forward to it everyday.

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Yusuf Almari, a year ago

It’s good

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The school is amazing

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