International Schools in Tokyo

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Tokyo with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Tokyo. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French system (or Korean).

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International Schools in Tokyo

American School in Japan (ASIJ)
Address: 1-1-1 Nomizu
Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-0031 Japan
Tel: 0422-34-5300
Tuition Rates: 2,219,000 - 2,264,000 yen per year

Co-educational international school from nursery through grade 12. The curriculum is American-based and college preparatory. Advanced placement courses are available. The school is accredited by the WASC and it is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Aoba-Japan International School (A-JIS)
Address: 2-11-5 Aobadai
Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042
Tel: 03-5428-4488
Tuition Rates: 900,000 - 1,800,000 yen per year

A-JIS is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coeducational school for internationally minded families residing in Tokyo. English is the language of instruction at A-JIS, except for Japanese language classes. The school is A-JIS is accredited by CoIS and NEASC, and it is a member of ECIS, and EARCOS.

Axis Kichijoji International
Address: 1-35-14 Kichijoji Hon-cho
Musashino-shi 180-0004
Tel: 81 - 422 - 20 - 3626
Tuition Rates: JPY 1,680,000 per year

Axis International School is a pre-school, elementary, junior high, and high school. It provides a full academic curriculum in English with a American based curriculum. There are also bible classes and Christian based learning.

British School in Tokyo
BST Shibuya Campus Address (Nursery to Year 3): 1-21-18 Shibuya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Tel: 03 5467 4321
BST Showa Campus Address (Year 4 to Year 13): Showa Women’s University 5th Bldg.; 1-7-57 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-8533
Tel: 03 3411 4211
Tuition Rates: 2,100,000 - 2,400,000 yen per year

Provides British education to English speaking students of the international community in Tokyo. There is English National Curriculum In addition to English, Japanese is taught from Nursery, French is taught from Y3, and French, Japanese and Spanish are offered to GCSE level (Chinese is offered as an ECA). Uniforms are required.

Canadian International School (CIS)
Address: 5-8-20 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo 141-0001 Japan
Tel: (03) 5793-1392
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Canadian International School is a private co-educational institution which offers a complete Canadian K-12 program. Instruction is in English, with additional classes in Japanese. The school implements the IB PYP (Primary Years Program) in Kindergarten to Grade 6. CIS is accredited by the Prince Edward Island Department of Education, WASC, and is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.

Chiyoda International School - Tokyo (CHIST)
Address: 11 Yonbancho,
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0081 Japan
Tel: JP 03-5530-7402 ENG 03-5530-7415
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International School currently G1-10, opening G11 in April 2020. At Chiyoda International School Tokyo, they are using state of the art technology, a Global Standard Curriculum and incorporate core parts of the Japanese National Curriculum.

Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ)
Address: 1-2-14 Shinkawa-cho
Higashi Kurume-shi Tokyo 203-0013 Japan
Tel: 81-42-471-0022
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An international college and career preparatory program including Christian teachings. Approximately 40% of the student body is made up of the children of missionaries representing over 25 mission groups. AP classes in English, social studies, math, science, and language are offered. CAJ has been accredited by WASC.

International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH)

Address: 4-3-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0012 Japan
Tel: 81-3-3400-3951
Tuition Rates: 1,890,000 - 2,060,000 yen per year

The International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo was founded in 1908. It is an English speaking school for girls from Grade 1 through Grade 12, and a co-educational Kindergarten for three to five year old's. (Boys are only accepted into the Kindergarten program (ages 3-5).) The school offers an international program based primarily on the curriculum from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The school basically follows the North American school year calendar beginning in late August and concluding in mid June. ISSH offers its Grade 11 and 12 students the opportunity to challenge themselves by taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Joy to the World (American International School)

Address: 5-11-17 2F Koishikawa, Bunkyo-Ku,
Tokyo 112-0002 Japan
Tel: 81-3-5684-0247
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Joy to the World is a small private international school with full day preschool and kindergarten for children from 2 years old, and afterschool kindergarten and afterschool elementary for children up to 8 years old. They are located in educational center of Tokyo, the Bunkyo Ward.

K. International School (KIST)
Address: 1-5-15 Shirakawa
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0021
Tel: 03-3642-9993 (English) 03-3642-9992 (Japanese)
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private, co-educational, secular day school serving the international community of Tokyo from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. KIST delivers its educational program through the International Baccaulareate (IB) which provides independent international curriculum frameworks: the Diploma Programme (DP) is a widely recognized international high school curriculum used for entrance to universities around the world; the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Grades 6-10; and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3 to 11.

Keimei Gakuen
Address: 5-11-15 Haijina-cho
Akishima-shi, Tokyo 196-0002
Tel: 042-541-1003
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school specializes in educating returning international students in those aspects of Japanese education which they lacked in their studies abroad, as well as encouraging an international outlook. There is an emphasis on the study of English and other foreign languages. The school also accepts Japanese students who had not lived overseas.

Kikokushijo Academy International School (KAIS)
Address: 2-7-16 Kami-Osaki
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021
Tel: 03-5421-0127 (From Abroad: 011-81-354-21-0127)
Tuition Rates: 1,765,000 yen per year

KAIS International School stands for “Knowledge, Academia, Inspiration, and Spirit”, the four pillars in our world of learning.

New International School of Japan (NewIS)
Address: 3-18-32 Minami-Ikebukuro
Toshima-ku Tokyo, Tokyo-to 171-0022 Japan
Tuition Rates: 1,350,000 - 1,700,000 yen per year

This school serves children from preschool to Grade 10. The school caters to families that are permanent, subject to international marriage, and/or long-term residents of Japan. Children learn bilingually in both English and Japanese through team-taught multiage classes. The school is fully accredited by the MSA and it is a member of the JCIS, CoIS, and a founding member of the TAIP.

Nishimachi International School
Address: 2-14-7 Moto Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046
Tel: 03-3451-5520
Tuition Rates: 2,122,000 yen per year

An English language Kindergarten through 9th school with a tradition of international education. Additionally all students study Japanese. The school is recognized by WASC, CoIS the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Uniforms are required.

St. Mary's International School
Address: 1-6-19 Seta
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8668
Tel: 81 3 3709-3411
Tuition Rates: 2,100,000 yen per year

St. Mary's is a Catholic all boys international school with a college-preparatory program. The International Baccalaureate program is offered to students in the last two years of high school. The school is accredited by WASC and CoIS. Uniforms are required.

Seisen International School
Address: 12-15 Yoga 1-chome
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0097
Tel: 03-3704-2661
Tuition Rates: 1,035,000 - 1,940,000 yen per year

A Catholic International School with a rigorous academic curriculum that includes optional IGCSE certificates and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Instruction is in English with the school offering Japanese, French, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin).

Montessori School of Tokyo (MST)
Address: 3-5-13 Minami Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Tel: 03-5449-7067
Tuition Rates: 2,030,000 - 2,290,000 yen per year

This international school has three progammes: Little People (for 2-3 year old's), Sunshine (for 3-6 year old's) and Elementary (6-12 year old's). MST is accredited by the International Montessori Council and a member of JCIS.

Tokyo International School (TIS)
Address: 3-4-22 Mita
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
Tel: 81-3-5484-1160
Tuition Rates: 115,000 - 1,990,000 yen per year

This English language school offers the Primary Years Program (IBPYP) and Middle Years Program (IBMYP).

Tokyo YMCA International School (TYIS)
Address: 2-2-20 Toyo
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0016
Tel: 81-3-3615-5632
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

TYIS uses a North American curriculum as its foundation for the core subjects: Language Arts/Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, which are adapted to international content standards. The school is accredited by WASC.

Columbia International School (CIS)
Address: 153 Matsugo Tokorozawa Saitama
Japan 359-0027
Tel: 81-4-2946-1911
Tuition Rates: 12,000 - 1,575,000 JPY

Columbia International School uses English language and the curriculum of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The school is accredited by the Japanese Board of Education, Ontario Ministry of Education, and WASC.

Gyosei International School
Address: 1083 Yana
Kisarazu, Chiba, 292-8565 Japan
Tel: 0438-52-3291
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The official name of the school in Japanese is Gyosei Kokusai Gakuen. In English, this has been translated as Gyosei International School. The school was founded on the Catholic principles of love and respect for each individual. The Gyosei International Course has developed its own curriculum within the mandates of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology.

Makuhari International School
Address: 3-2-9 Wakaba, Mihama-Ku
China City 261-0014 Japan
Tel: (043)-296-0277
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private international school accepting children from age 3 to 12 in grades kindergarten through 6th grade. The school caters primarily to Japanese returnee, dual nationality and foreign children moving to this part of Japan. It follows the Japanese curriculum in English language (except for Japanese language and culture subjects). Having been actively supported by Chiba Government, it is the first International School in Japan to be granted special 'Article One' status which allows students special benefits and the opportunity to pass more easily into the Japanese education system.

Nishimachi International School
Address: 2-14-7 Moto Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046
Tel: 03-3451-5520
Tuition Rates: 2,122,000 yen per year

A co-educational, non-sectarian, private kindergarten through 9th grade international day school. The main language of instruction is in English. Japanese is taught to all students every day from beginner to native speaker level. Uniforms are required.

GREGG International School
Address: 1-14-6 Jiyugaoka
Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0035
Tel: 03-3725-8000
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

International English-language pre-school and elementary school. All the curriculum is taught in English, with after school private ESL lessons available. The school uses U.S. based textbooks and follow an age-specific curriculum in our Preschool (ages 1-3), Kindergarten (ages 4-5) and Elementary (ages 6-12) programs.

Kerria International School of Japan
Address: 132-0034, Tokyo, Edogawa-Ku,
Komatsugawa 3-4-1,
Excel Building, 2F, 4F
Tel: 03-5875-3275
Tuition Rates: 280,000 Yen (2016)

Kerria International is a bilingual kindergarten and early primary school, where the children are guided through the steps that will help them acquire confidence, determination, and a strong academic foundation.

Shinagawa International School
Address: Shinkan Bldg. 3F, 4-8-8 Higashishinagawa,
Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002
Tel: +81-(0)3-6433-1531
Tuition Rates: the school fees consist of an application fee, enrollment fee, building fund, tuition and maintenance fee. Inquire at school for most recent figures.

Originally founded in 2007 as Jingumae International Exchange School, Shinagawa International School (SIS) moved to its current premises in June, 2018. An IB World School for children aged 3-12, SIS offers a holistic and student-centered approach in an environment that embraces diversity and creativity.

UIA International School of Tokyo
Address: 3-14-4 Kiba, Koto-ku Tokyo,
135-0042 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-5646-5280
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

UIA International School of Tokyo is one of a few Cambridge certified schools in Japan. UIA provides high quality education with IPC for K1 and K2 and Cambridge curriculum for K3 to grade 12. They aspire to create culturally sensitive, environmentally responsible, global citizens, who are prepared to represent and capable to become the leaders of tomorrow’s generation.

French International School in Tokyo

Lycée Français International de Tokyo (LFIT)
Address: 5-57-37 Takinogawa Kita-ku
114-0023 Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 81 (0)3 6823 6580
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The International French School in Tokyo is an establishment of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) within the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The school accepts students from kindergarten through high school, providing instruction in accordance with the French curriculum. Most courses are conducted in French, but foreign-language instruction (in Japanese, English, German, and Spanish) also constitutes an important part of the curriculum. French/English bilingual classes have been created in the primary school, while a bilingual Section européenne for Social Studies is on offer in lower secondary. Finally, the Option international du Baccalauréat (OIB) is available to Japanese-speaking students in the upper secondary school.

Korean International School in Tokyo

Tokyo Korean School
Address: 2-1, Wakamatsu-cho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: (03)3357-2235, +81-3-3357-2235
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An international school catering to the Korean expatriate community and to Japanese-Koreans living in and around Tokyo. It is affiliated with the South Korean government and Mindan. The primary language of instruction at the school is Korean, with English language partial-immersion program and an English library at the school.