An Exceptional Bilingual Boarding Education in Japan


10/22/2018 1:00 pm

A presentation of Jinseki International School, scheduled to open in April 2020
with Michael Rob Gray, Headmaster of Le Rosey (Switzerland)

Plans for Jinseki International School, scheduled to open in April 2020, are now well advanced. This international boarding school for elementary school children will be first of its type in Asia. It will be situated in Jinsekikogen-cho, a beautiful location in the Hiroshima Prefecture.
Drawing on over 30 years in international education and 17 years as Head of Le Rosey, Switzerland’s leading boarding school, Mr. Gray will talk about the concept of international boarding as well as specific features of the Jinseki school.
Please note that this seminar will be held in English only and may be of particular interest to those with foreign citizenship living in Japan.

15:00–16:00: Presentation

a) Background and progress to date
b) School location and surrounding area
c) Educational philosophy
d) Benefits of boarding (opportunities for parents to visit and stay at Jinseki, as well as consultations, seminars, etc.)
e) School organization, structure and uniform
f) Curriculum and extracurricular programs
g) Potential opportunities for students upon graduation

Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (Reception desk opens at 14:30)
Venue: Gallery (open space), Kioicho Office, The Japan Times
14F Kioicho Bldg., 3-12 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094

Michael Robert (Rob) Gray (M.A Cantab., MIL, Dip TEFLA, etc.) has been Headmaster and Deputy Director-general of Le Rosey since 2002.

Rob Gray graduated from Cambridge University (UK) where he read English at Trinity College, and worked briefly in arts administration before moving to France to begin his career in education.
He worked as a teacher and Head in schools and universities in Spain, the UK, France, and Brussels before taking up his present post at Le Rosey, arguably the most prestigious and academically successful boarding school in Switzerland. Le Rosey is also –with its 10% nationality quota system, English-French bilingualism, and 25 taught languages– almost certainly the most international boarding school in the world. About 100 of its 440 pupils are from Asia, and Le Rosey has a long tradition of welcoming Japanese students.
As the Head of Le Rosey for the last 17 years, he is a passionate believer in international education, the benefits of a boarding and of the importance of balance between rigorous but forward-looking academics, the creative arts, sport and personal development.
Mr. Gray has published a number of articles, given presentations at international conferences and has been on several working parties involved in international education. He is on the board of Le Rosey and JFK School in Saanen and does consultancy work for an international education group.
He speaks fluent French and Spanish, and his two children – themselves trilingual – were educated at Le Rosey.