The Harrow International School Appi Japan
The Harrow International School Appi Japan (Image from Harrow International School website)

The first Harrow international school in Japan is scheduled to open in August next year.

The co-educational Harrow International School Appi Japan (Harrow Appi) will be situated at the base of Mount Ryugamori in Appi Kogen, Iwate Prefecture.

The school will teach pupils aged 11 to 18 and accommodate up to 912 boarders, studying for IGCSE and A-level examinations. Class sizes will be small, typically limited to 12 to 18, depending on year.

School facilities will also include an indoor swimming pool and 18 tennis courts, and pupils will also have access to outdoors facilities including one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, a 36-hole golf course and bike trails.

Founded in 1572, Harrow School in one of the UK’s top public (independent) schools. Its alumni include some of the most influential figures in world history, including Lord Byron, Winston Churchill and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Asia International School is the operating company of Harrow International Schools and has nearly 25 years of experience and presence in Asia.

Matthew Knowles, director of the British Council in Japan, said: “Harrow School in the UK has a reputation for high academic standards, with a breadth of curriculum to enrich and challenge its students. To have such educational provision in the secure and beautiful setting of Appi Kogen will be unique among international schools.”

Date published: 8 June 2021

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