Michael Robert Gray, the Headmaster of Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, has become an advisor for NEED
We are pleased to announce that Michael Robert (Rob) Gray, Headmaster of Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, has assumed a post as 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).
Rob has worked as a teacher and administrator in schools and universities in the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Belgium.
He 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 the other 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.
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.
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