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iForest | International Forest School – TOKYO

Nature Inspired
Process Based
CuriosityDriven

“My daughter had a fantastic time and I feel it was a real confidence boost for her”

International Forest School TOKYO

Nature Inspired
Process Based
CuriosityDriven

Choose your own adventure

Choose your own adventure

Our Principal

HOLISTIC

Holistic approach to learning

CHILD CENTERED

Each child is unique and competent

FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE

Children
need real-life, first-hand experiences

Our Principal

INTERACTIVE

Children are active and interactive learners

SOCIAL INTERACTION

Learning comes from social interactions.

INDEPENDENT THINKING

Time to experiment and develop independent thinking

iForest is the only mobile forest school in Tokyo. Without a building, nature is our classroom.

Based on the Danish Forest School approach, we foster unique, independent thinking, self guided learning through first hand experiences.

A DAY IN iFOREST

iForest school van parked in nature

Good Morning

The adventure bus is where the fun begins every day! Everyone hops aboard, buckles up, and we’re off to our destination. With the engine roaring and the wind in our hair, we’re ready for an epic journey.

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The Forest

Once we arrive at the forest it’s time to suit up! We dress ourselves for the unknown adventure ahead. With every step we take, we feel like intrepid explorers ready to embark on a daring expedition. Who knows what we’ll discover today? The learning that takes place is endless and that’s the magic of it all.

▶ Find out about Destination
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Exploration

With the forest as our classroom, we explore the wonders of nature through hands-on activities and play. Whether we’re identifying plants, building shelters, or climbing on logs, our young learners are fully immersed in the experience. And as they discover the world around them, they’re also developing important life skills like problem-solving, teamwork, and creativity.

 

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End of the day

As the day comes to a close, we jump aboard the adventure bus with tired bodies but excited minds. We settle into our seats and share stories of the amazing things we saw and experienced in the great outdoors. The memories we’ve made will stay with us forever, and we can’t wait to tell our parents all about our adventures when we get back. With smiles on our faces, we wave goodbye to the forest, already dreaming of our next adventure.

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Destinations

our programs

PRESCHOOL

Nature
Bound

age

3-6

Our regular school program where children spend quality time connecting with nature 2-4 days a week.

ELEMENTARY

Explorers Club

age

7+

Term based weekend activity that consists of bushcraft, hiking, and other child initiated activities. 

TRIAL

Weekday Wanderers

age

3-6

Join us for a day in our regular program. Limited spots available.

What our parents are saying

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Message

The freedom to play, explore, get hurt, and to be in pure nature is being lost in our youth. If we think about our own childhood experiences what was that like? My fondest memories as a child was playing outdoors in the creek with friends, camping with the Cub Scouts of America, and being outside. We built makeshift rafts, explored the neighborhood, learnt about our environment, and dealt with the weather without adult supervision. My passion is to give that right to explore, play and be in nature back to the children in an educational setting. This is why iForest was created.

iForest Founder

Kai Chang

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