Opening in Central Tokyo and Hokkaido

August 2021

A Vision for Phoenix House

It is with huge pride that Phoenix House school will formally open in August 2021 in Tokyo. The school will seek to offer a creative and innovative British style independent school education within the rich international culture of Japan. Our curriculum and house system will prepare pupils with the fundamental skills and self confidence needed to successfully navigate life and contribute to society.


In the East and in the West, the Phoenix is a legendary bird, both beautiful and unique in its kind. According to legend, it has lived in the desert for 500 or 600 years rising again and again to better itself and become stronger. We seek such qualities in each and every pupil under our care.


Our core mission is to create young people who can work collaboratively, ask and answer deep questions, think critically, research and present, using a thematic approach which naturally incorporates and develops inquiry skills. We seek to deliver both academic excellence and personal growth, helping our students grow as individuals with both integrity and a strong moral compass.


Our ethos is built on developing a culture of mutual respect.  We will strive to instill in our pupils an appreciation of both their own culture as well as that of the wider world. We aim for our pupils to develop self-esteem and a positive mindset towards inclusion and a diverse world. They will be challenged to try new things, find their talents and nurture their interests. To appreciate the benefits of hard work and develop confidence yet humility is all part of our approach to character development.


House life will be central to a student’s experience at Phoenix House. Building confidence and enriching the school community, Rothesay House, Oak House and Clarence House will bring the arts, culture and character to the heart of the school. 


At our North Peak enrichment campus in Hokkaido pupils will enjoy an environment in which to learn and grow, in closer affinity to the natural world. 


We look forward to sharing more information with you about Phoenix House. 


Rest assured, a warm welcome awaits.

Our Head of School

Ms. Fletcher joins us from Dubai and has experience as a Deputy Head Teacher, Head of House, Head of Year and Head of English in international schools, as well as primary teaching experience in the UK. 


Before reading for a BSc in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, Ms. Fletcher enjoyed academic and house life at St. Bees School, located in the north of England. 

I am truly delighted to be joining the Phoenix House community. I look forward to providing an experience which allows children to grow, both academically and personally. Phoenix House will be a school that provides academic excellence, whilst nurturing children’s personal interests and talents. I am keen to provide an outstanding learning experience for all. I very much look forward to meeting you in person, in the coming months.

A Message from the Head of School

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