Mission and Aims

I would like to warmly welcome you all to our school website. As you may be aware we are a pioneering new International School, to be found in Chiba Prefecture. We opened in April 2009. We offer teaching of the highest quality, a unique curriculum and outstanding modern purpose-built facilities which provide an outstanding educational experience to all our children. As a staff  we continue to work hard to continually improve, and we firmly believe that every child under our care should be happy, safe and valued as an individual.
You are most welcome to visit our cheerful school and please feel free to contact myself or office staff at the school should you wish for more information. There is always someone pleased to talk and meet with you.


 Michael Deveney

 Head of School

Our Mission Statement at Makuhari International School encapsulates what we firmly believe in as a staff.
Our mission is to be the school of choice for all internationally-minded children, providing a quality educational experience through a flexible and creative curriculum which is based around the highest excellence of teaching.
At Makuhari International School we believe that all children are special, with unique skills and gifts.We aim to bring out these talents in all. We seek to offer an education within a stimulating, caring, fun and secure environment, and provide all our students with the skills needed to make them global lifelong learners.

Our Aims

To offer a unique and highly-creative curriculum based around the strengths of the Japanese and other curricula - all within a flexible and imaginative approach that is clearly centred on the quality of teaching we offer.

To 'bring out' the unique skills that we believe all children possess.

To emphasise reading, writing and mathematics throughout each year group knowing that a firm foundation is crucial to all children's development.

To provide a happy, caring and secure environment where different teaching styles are routinely used to complement the various ways that children learn.

To provide enriching extra curricula activities for all children to pursue.

To provide the very best modern outdoor and indoor resources and facilities to guarantee that children learn and develop to the best of their individual abilities.

To recruit and train the best academic staff who are committed to the same mission and aims of those at Makuhari International School.

To promote a keen sense of responsibility in all our children - to each other and the society we live in.

To nurture and develop children as independent thinkers, lifelong learners and internationally-minded citizens of the world.


Michael Deveney

BSc, University of Exeter, UK
PGCE, University of Exeter, UK
MA, University of Bath, UK

Our new Head of school, Mr Michael Deveney, has a wealth of international schools experience spanning more than 30 years overseas. Before joining Makuhari International School he was Principal at the British Vietnamese International School in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), also a dual-language school. Previous postings include Head of School in both Kuwait and Thailand and Head of Campus at the British International School, Vietnam. Michael began working overseas as a Geography Teacher before taking on various administrative pastoral and curricular roles. His commitment to the international schools environment was further enhanced when he gained an MA specializing in international education from the University of Bath, UK.