Rugby School Japan

New Campus


On July 25th 2022, Rugby School Japan (RSJ) reached a major milestone when the Governor of Chiba Prefecture, Toshihito Kumagai, formally approved the establishment plan for the School - on schedule to be the first ever British boarding school in the Greater Tokyo area.

This landmark moment for RSJ was accompanied by project partner Mitsui Fudosan’s impressive architectural renderings of the RSJ campus and development plans for the surrounding area, in the heart of Kashiwanoha’s Smart City in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

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The RSJ campus in Kashiwanoha Smart City includes many highlights such as:

- Timeless design inspired by Rugby School’s 450-year old architectural DNA, namely a traditional “quad”, townhouse building facade, and a modern interpretation of Butterfield architecture.

- Garden Campus, comprising twelve green areas within the newly landscaped RSJ grounds, including a central green courtyard, house gardens, Principal’s garden and rooftop gardens.

- Preservation of around 300 existing trees and planting of over 100 new trees on the former Chiba University horticulture campus site.

- Hybrid approach - renovating legacy structures and weaving in new buildings to create a one-of-a-kind sustainable boarding school campus.

- Sustainable architecture, drawing on Mitsui Fudosan’s experience in Zero Emission Buildings and Zero Energy Houses.

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State-of-the-art Facilities

In addition to regular classrooms, RSJ pupils will have access to international-standard learning and co-curricular spaces including science rooms, visual art studios, gallery, design & technology rooms, medical centre, lecture theatre, 25m indoor swimming pool, Blackbox theatre, Harlequin floor Dance Studio, Debate room, Sixth-form Centre, Library, Cafeteria, Reading rooms, Music rooms and recording studios, Gymnasium, Rugby and soccer field, Tennis Courts, Multi-purpose courts Dining Hall and Common Rooms.

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Construction Progress

As the construction of RSJ's campus in Kashiwanoha by Mitsui Fudosan reaches its final stages, we are pleased to provide an update on the excellent progress made so far. The school's state-of-the-art facilities, which include a blackbox theatre, iconic dining hall building, regular and specialist classrooms, sports centre, and boarding houses, are all taking shape, promising to become the vessels for delivering the best in education. The iconic dining hall building, a cornerstone of the campus, is also nearing completion. This architectural masterpiece will serve as a focal point for the school community, where pupil, faculty, and staff can gather to enjoy meals, socialise, and create lasting memories. The hall's design reflects RSJ's commitment to fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among its members.

Classrooms, both regular and specialist, are being constructed with the latest technological advancements and ergonomic designs, ensuring an optimal learning environment for pupil. These spaces will be adaptable to different teaching styles and subject areas, providing a tailored educational experience for each pupil. As the campus comes to life, RSJ has begun offering campus tours (check our Upcoming Events section), providing an exciting opportunity for prospective pupils and their families to witness the facilities firsthand. These tours provide a glimpse into the exceptional educational experience that RSJ will offer, with a strong focus on academic excellence, personal development, and a commitment to the school's core values.

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At the heart of Japan's largest smart city

Strategic Location: Just 30 minutes from Central Tokyo by Tsukuba Express Line and part of the Kashiwanoha Smart City and international campus town, RSJ will proudly sit alongside other world-leading academic and research institutions including Japan’s top universities Chiba University and Tokyo University.

The RSJ campus is in short walking distance to Chiba Prefectural Kashiwanoha Park (which includes the multi-use Kashiwanoha Park Stadium with a capacity for 20,000 spectators). The development of RSJ is led in Japan by the CEA Group, in close collaboration with the Rugby School Group.

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