What Makes Daily Life Therapy® Different?

Daily Life Therapy® is 24 hours of structured educational programming which focuses on the whole person’s character through “heart-to-heart” education. Based on bonding between students and teachers, it is an educational philosophy and way of teaching found only at two schools: the Boston Higashi School in Randolph, Massachusetts and the Musashino Higashi Gakuen in Tokyo, Japan.

Daily Life Therapy® employs a holistic approach in educating the whole child using three fundamental pillars:

Our “three pillars,” Physical Stamina Building, Emotional Stability, and Intellectual Stimulation, provide many opportunities for growth, be it through body awareness, self-control, social development, mood stabilization, or academic achievement.


Physical Stamina Building

Students can use vigorous physical exercise to learn to regulate their biological “rhythms of life,” and thus gain many other benefits in health, mood, awareness of one’s surroundings, and concentration, without relying solely on the use of medication. We hope you’ll explore what Physical Education looks like at Higashi, and how we use movement throughout our day.

Emotional Stability

In this vibrant and energetic environment, through a consistent, highly structured approach using group dynamics, teachers bond closely with each student to achieve emotional stability so that understanding and trust can develop through “heart-to-heart” education.

Being healthy and happy leaves a child free and open to experience the varied and intellectually stimulating atmosphere for learning that is part of this core approach.

Intellectual Stimulation

The Daily Life Therapy® approach is consistent across all aspects of teaching and campus life. Through group dynamics in classes, students are naturally taught social interactions and relationships as they study a broad-based, age-appropriate curriculum. Integrating literacy, math, science, social studies, technology and the arts (consisting equally of music, art, and physical education), our students experience a wide range of subjects to engage the mind.

Additionally, students move around our large campus, explore the nature trail, participate in community events, and interact socially with classmates and others in a variety of opportunities that expand their world as they grow into adulthood.