Thai Japanese Association School is a reputed Japanese school in Bangkok. This school is a predecessor of the Itamiya Japanese elementary school of Taisho, founded in 1926. This is the oldest Japanese school in the world. Besides this Bangkok campus, there is also the Thai Japanese Association School – Sriracha campus in Chonburi province, where this another significant Japanese presence.
After being closed for ten years during World War II, the new beginnings of this school began with a Japanese language course approved by the Japanese embassy in Thailand, which was reopened by a teacher and the first class having 28 pupils. And then in 1974, the current version of the school was opened with the cooperation of the Thai-Japan Association, as the Thai Japanese Association School.
It is one of the largest Japanese school in the world outside of Japan, that consists of more than 2500 students and more than 220 teachers and staff. The school focuses on providing moral education, demonstrating creativity, and concentrates on the health of mind and body to ensure that every student grows up with an international mindset.
The Thai Japanese Association School Bangkok caters to primary and middle school students and follows the Japanese education system. It offers English conversational classes to brush up on the students’ mastery of the language and enable them to be proper communicators.
This hybrid school encourages specialised teacher placement which allows teachers to guide small groups for improved learning in classes. Apart from the curriculum, the school strongly focuses on fitness. There is one hour of specialised swimming classes every week for health and recreational purposes, along with simulated crisis management training.
Children can join swimming classes throughout the year and participate in competitions as part of their physical development. The school also offers extensive facilities to students such as a swimming pool, computer room, library, playground, nurse’s room, multi-purpose hall, gymnasium and running track.