History of World School
World School was initiated in 1997 by Masaki Matsudaira, the former Chairman and present advisor to the board of trustees at Kanto International School. Its aim is to create a truly borderless entity that will bring together high school students and teachers from all areas of the world for the purpose of helping the participants create their image of an ideal educational programme. This programme is designed to train students to adopt a global perspective by becoming receptive to differences and to enable them to form lasting friendships. In this way, World School hopes to prepare students to excel in globalized society, which will enable them to gain prominence in the future.
Since the programme's initiation in 1997, the World School International Forums have received the kind moral support of the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the embassies and cultural representative offices of participating countries.
The World School Mission - “Where We Stand As One”
In an increasingly interconnected world, we are forced to live and work in an environment that calls for a global perspective in all that we do. A rapid growth of technology has created a world where we must reach past our immediate cultural boundaries and behavioral patterns to include a set of standards that can help us to function in multiple cultural settings and in inter-disciplinary fields. To succeed in an international community means that we must continually stay in tuned to standards that are created, be a part of the creation process itself by demonstrating the ability to voice our own set of values in an international context and to incorporate the knowledge we gain by making what we learn about the world, a part of ourselves and a part of our lives. As international citizens we must learn all we can about the world by creating a network of friendships that constantly broaden our perspectives, and to adopt the attitude that as responsible globally minded leaders of our future, together all things are possible.
Since 1997 World School have been inviting students from schools all over the world to visit the Forum annually as representatives of their countries in an international forum which has received the moral support of the Ministries of Education and the Embassies of represented countries.
One member school per country or region is chosen as a representative of the World School. Each year the member school sends three students and one teacher to a World School International Forum which is held during the end of October to the beginning of November. World School hope that this may lead to exchange programs and increase the opportunities for students to join those from many different countries, deepen international awareness and become ambassadors of peace and friendship.