Middle School

CHIST middle school students systematically broaden their knowledge base and critical thinking skills as they move towards higher levels of academic study. Middle School at CHIST is grounded in the inquiry cycle and project-based learning whilst carefully balancing compulsory content instruction within each subject area.
We believe in guiding our students from prior knowledge to new discoveries via inquiry of universal themes and concepts.
These approaches have a direct effect on deeper thinking in our classrooms. We strive to provide choices and respect the voices of every member of our school.
To that end, purposeful learning and investigation arise naturally within all classrooms at CHIST.  


CHIST offers the following eight subjects for grades 6 through 10

Literature - Literature courses  examine a mix of the contemporary and classic in literary works and multimodal texts through an open lens. Students connect literature to their own lives whilst boosting their own writing, reading, speaking, listening, and comprehension skills.

Additional Languages/World Languages - The World Language courses provide students the opportunity to broaden their language skills and communicate in multiple situations in an additional language. Students will not only improve their accuracy and fluency in their additional language, but will also expand their attitudes of international mindedness.

Social Studies - Within the Social Studies courses, students will undertake a study of societal elements including but not limited to geography, economics, civics, governments, and histories throughout the world.

Mathematics - Mathematics courses explore real-world mathematical concepts. Students will learn to logically solve problems and apply the concepts of statistics, measurements, algebra, geometry and many more mathematical approaches. 

Sciences - Science courses allow students to become acquainted with the impact of scientific discoveries and also encourage students to create their own hypotheses to gain knowledge on a range of scientific disciplines such as environmental, physical and life sciences.

Visual Arts - Visual arts courses strive to tap into the self-expression and creativity of each student as well as improve their ability to interpret and critique artistic pieces. Additionally, visuals arts cultivate a deeper understanding of artworks from the past and present.   

Physical Education - Physical Education courses promote active lifestyles, team cooperation, fitness, and the health and well-being of each student.

Music - Music courses engage students by pairing the experiences of listening and performing music throughout the continuum.  


Chiyoda International School Tokyo is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years  Programme / Middle Years Programme / and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.** 

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

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