Michael Rob Gray, the Headmaster of Institut Le Rosey, assumed the post of advisor for NEED


10/31/2018 1:00 pm

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We are pleased to announce that Michael Rob Gray, Headmaster of Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, has assumed the post of advisor for Next Educational Environment Development (Jinsekikogen-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture) to support the company in establishing Japan’s first elementary boarding school, Jinseki International School (JINIS).

Michael Rob Gray, a graduate of Cambridge University, has worked as a teacher and administrator in schools and universities in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Belgium. He is known as a leading educator and supporter of the International Baccalaureate program since he became Head of the most prestigious boarding school in Switzerland 16 years ago.

Mr Gray is enthusiastic about the opening of the first elementary boarding school of its kind in Japan: “In a truly bilingual educational environment, Jinseki International School will not only be an elementary boarding school, but will also provide the best of Japanese and international education. In a beautiful natural setting, it will incorporate cultural programs into its curriculum as well as a global educational outlook using the English language.”

The school, modelled on the finest boarding schools in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States, will provide a warm environment for facilitating the academic and social growth of the students. “While learning to respect diversity and nature, the children will be able to explore their creativity and curiosity in addition to developing other talents, which is the fundamental value in our education,” he adds.

“Our aim is to support the personal development of students from Japan and other countries as well as fostering their academic growth, using the forward-looking educational practices found in excellent schools around the world.”

Along with another NEED advisor, John Baugh, former Headmaster of the prestigious Dragon School in Oxford, Mr. Gray will be assigned to develop the educational environment and academic curriculum of the school, which will open in April 2020.

About Michael Rob Gray

Mr Gray, the Headmaster of Institut Le Rosey since 2002 (a post from which he is to step down in September 2019), is also a board member of JFK International School in Saanen, Switzerland and a consultant for an international education group.

After graduating from Cambridge University, where he studied English at Trinity College, Mr Gray worked briefly in arts administration and then served as a teacher and administrator in schools and universities in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Belgium. Over the 17 years he has held the headship of Le Rosey, the school has fully embraced bilingualism and offers both the IB diploma program and the French baccalaureate. He is a regular visitor to educational institutions around the world and has presented papers at international conferences.

Although English is his mother tongue, he is also a fluent speaker of French and Spanish. His passion for foreign languages is reflected in his children, themselves trilingual, who were educated at Institut Le Rosey.

Next Educational Environment Development (NEED)

NEED is a company aiming to incorporate the ideas and educational methods of European, British and American boarding schools, which have histories dating back hundred years, into the Japanese education system. The company will soon open Japan’s first elementary boarding school, “Jinseki International School,” with the help of prominent advisors including John Baugh, former Headmaster of the prestigious Dragon School in Oxford, UK.

URL: https://www.need-japan.com/
Address: 5090 Tokiyasu, Jinsekikougen-cho, Jinseki-gun, Hiroshima 720-1603, Japan
Representative director: Minako Suematsu
Services: Survey on educational environments, investments in academic institutions, development and offering of academic programs, educational consultancy, etc.

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