Patrick Newell founded Tokyo International School, a model school in many areas of education and learning. The same philosophy is behind the recent launch of the Global Institute, a 21st century kindergarten and after-school program based in Naka-Meguro.
In 2012 Patrick completed 21:21, a short documentary film shot in schools in 9 countries, highlighting the importance of aligning 21st century learning with 21st century learners, and the role of parents as primary educators.
In 2008 Patrick Co-founded TEDxTokyo, an organization that focuses on bringing thinkers, doers and innovators from Japan and beyond to share ideas.
Patrick is Co-founder of Impact Japan, a lighthouse for entrepreneurship and innovation in Japan.
Patrick is also the founder of Living Dreams, an NPO that enriches the lives of over 1,000 orphans from children’s homes in Japan.