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International Schools in Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Tokyo

Minato-ku
NishiMachi International School
Tokyo International School
Shibuya-ku
International School of the Sacred Heart
Jingumae International Exchange School
The British School in Tokyo
Meguro-ku
Aoba-Japan International School, Meguro Campus
Shinagawa-ku
Canadian International School
KAIS International School
Setagaya-ku
Seisen International School
St Mary’s International School
Shinjuku-ku
Waseda International School
Nerima-ku
Aoba-Japan International School, Hikarigaoka Campus
Santa Maria School
Chofu-shi
The American School in Japan
Higashi-kurume-shi
Christian Academy in Japan
Chiyoda-ku
Le Lycee franco-japonais de Tokyo

Chiba

Chiba-shi Mihama-ku
MAKUHARI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Kanagawa

Tsurumi-ku Yokohama-shi
Horizon Japan International School
Naka-ku Yokohama-shi
Saint Maur International School
Yokohama International School

Saitama

Tokorozawa-shi
Columbia International School
NishiMachi International School

NishiMachi International School

Conveniently located in central Tokyo, Nishimachi International School is a co-educational, nonsectarian, K-9 day school that offers a vibrant education in English and Japanese to children from all over the globe.

Nishimachi’s mission is to educate students to be internationally minded and independent thinkers, and is committed to developing strong language and communication skills, analytical and inquiring minds, cross-cultural sensitivity, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work well in groups.

For over six decades, students have left Nishimachi well equipped to meet the challenges of higher education, careers and a fast-moving world.

Address
2-14-7 Moto-Azabu Minato-ku Tokyo
Access
8-10 minutes walk from Azabu-Juban Station on the O-Edo or Nanboku Line
12 minute walk from Hiroo station on the Hibiya-Line Year Founded
Year Founded
1949
Type of School
Co-Educational and Non-sectarian
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 9
Multicultural
Over 450 students representing 33 countries
Uniform
None
URL
http://www.nishimachi.ac.jp/
Tokyo International School

Tokyo International School

Tokyo International School was founded with 12 children in 1997. Tokyo International School has 370 students over 45 different countries and teachers are caring professionals dedicated to nurturing confidence in each of our children.
Tokyo International School places the focus on each student as an individual learner. This is realized in small class size which accommodate frequent opportunities for one to one interaction with faculty and specialists, and in myriad of assessment tools which are designed to reflect the teachers’ observations and direct support of each child’s talent.

Address
3-4-22 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo
Access
5min.walk from Mita sta on Mita line or Tamachi sta on
JR Yamanote line.
Year Founded
1997
Type of School
Co-Educational and Non-sectarian
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 8
Multicultural
370 student From 45 different nations.
URL
http://www.tokyois.com/
International School of the Sacred Heart

International School of the Sacred Heart

The International School of the Sacred Heart takes great pride in the quality of its academic program; the cornerstone of which is the belief in nurturing the whole child. Studies are academically challenging and foster reflection and thought, while at the same time, providing for the development of the creative and the aesthetic. Students are viewed as responsible citizens with contributions to offer society. Students are encouraged to share with others, to adopt an outlook that respects the needs of others, and inculcates service as a natural part of life. The school provides an experience in diversity, which is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of various races, religions and cultures, and especially the heritage of Japan itself.

Address
4-3-1 Hiroo Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Access
5 minute walk from Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line
Year Founded
1908
Type of School
Girls only (Except kindergarten) Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 12
Multicultural
The school enrolls approximately 550 students with 50 countries represented.
Uniform
Compulsory
URL
http://www.issh.ac.jp/
Jingumae International Exchange School

Jingumae International Exchange School

Jingumae International Exchange School is an international school providing a high-quality all-English education for students from three years of age through Grade 6.
JIES is proud to be an active participant of a unique international exchange project which it is having with a Japanese elementary school in shared facilities located behind Omotesando Hills. As part of the project, the two schools hold international exchange activities so that the Japanese and the international student body have a better understanding of each other. The project also requires that we are unable to accept students whose both parents are of Japanese nationality.
We already have students representing over 10 nationalities despite the short history. JIES is strongly committed to developing an international and multi-cultural perspective among our students and parents. As part of the international school community, we are setting standards of excellence in preparing our students to meet future challenges. We also provide a school bus service, ESL support and extracurricular activities for our students who are interested in these services

Address
4-20-12 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Access
5 min. walk from Omotesando st.Exsit A2
(Ginza,Hanzomon,Chiyoda lines)
8min. walk from Harajuku St.South Exit(Yamanote Line)
8min.walk from Meijijingumae St.Exit 5(Chiyoda Line)
Year Founded
2007
Type of School
Co-educational and Non-Sectarian
Grades
Preschool (Age3) to Grade 6
Multicultural
Approximately 40 students of 10 nationalities
Uniform
Compulsory
URL
http://www.jies.jp/
The British School in Tokyo

The British School in Tokyo

The British School in Tokyo is a co-ed international school with 650 students age 3-18 years old. The school takes children of all nationalities and academic abilities and has been rated "Excellent" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Situated on two central Tokyo sites the school offers a vibrant international experience to students and a highly individual support system. School tours are run every week and can be booked through the school website.

Address
1-21-18 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Year Founded
1989
Type of School
Co-Educational
Grades
Nursery - Y13 Ages 3-18
Multicultural
Shibuya site (Ages 3-8) closest stations are Shibuya & Omotesando
Showa site (Ages 9-18) closest station is Sangenjaya
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.bst.ac.jp/
Aoba-Japan International School, Meguro Campus

Aoba-Japan International School, Meguro Campus

Aoba-Japan International School, Tokyo, is a co-Educational school located on two campuses in Meguro-ku and Suginami-ku. Approximately 600 students of over 30 nationalities and has a special program for students who have little or no experience of studying in English.
The Meguro campus is located next to Saigoyama Park in Meguro-ku and classes are conducted in a stimulating, home-like atmosphere

Address
2-10-34 Aobada Meguro-ku Tokyo
Access
8 min walk from Daikan-yama Sta. on the Tokyu toyoko Line or a 12 min walk from Shinsen Sta. on the Keiou Inokashira Line
Year Founded
1976
Type of School
Co-Educational and Non-sectarian
Grades
Kindergarten -Grade 9 (Meguro:1.5-6years old)
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.aobaonline.jp/
Canadian International School

Canadian International School

Canadian International School(CIS)was established in 1999.The school is accredited by the Province of prince Edward Island and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Canada, and is a private co-educational institution which offers the complete Canadian K-12 program.

Address
5-8-20 Kita-Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku Tokyo
Access
5min. Walk from Osaki sta on the JR line.
Year Founded
1999
Type of School
Co-Educational
Grades
Pre-School - Grade 12
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://cisjapan.net
KAIS International School

KAIS International School

KAIS, a boutique international school located in central Tokyo, is uniquely designed to give students an education that is international, personalized, and creative. Our new international school was born out of the idea that students are not numbers, but unique individuals with unique needs and learning styles. Our students, a diverse mix of foreign students living in Tokyo and kikokushijo (returnees), represent myriad countries and backgrounds from around the world and help to create a truly international community.

Address
2−7−16 Kami-Osaki Shinagawa-ku Tokyo
Access
6 minute walk from Meguro station on the JR
Year Founded
2006
Grades
Grade 6 to 12
Multicultural
20 different nationalities
Uniform
None
URL
http://www.kaischool.com/
Seisen International School

Seisen International School

Seisen International School is a Catholic, day school which has been serving the needs of the international community in Tokyo for over 40 years. We believe that students of all races, nationalities and creeds can thrive in its Christian atmosphere. High expectations are held for both character development and academic achievement as students are nurtured toward futures in higher education, careers and the family.

Address
1-12-15 Yoga Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Access
Yoga station on the Denentoshi Line
Year Founded
1949
Type of School
Catholic
Grades
Kindergarten - Grades 12 (Girls only)
Multicultural
Over 600 students from 62 different nationalities.
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.seisen.com/
St Mary’s International School

St Mary’s International School

St. Mary’s offers an international, all-boys’, K-12 college-preparatory education and has a student body representing over 60 different countries. Our all-boys’ enrollment provides an environment free from gender comparisons, and our programs take into account developmental timetables appropriate for boys.

Address
1-6-19 Seta Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Access
Walk from Futakotamagawa sta on the Denentoshi line.
Walk from Kaminoge sta on the Oimachi line.
Year Founded
1954
Type of School
All boys, Founded by the brothers of Christian instruction.
Grades
Kindergarten-Grade 12
Multicultural
Close to 1,000 boys from approximately 60 different countries
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://smis.ac.jp/
Waseda International School

Waseda International School

Waseda International School is a small international school for children between the ages of 4 and 12, located near Shinjuku, Tokyo. We are committed to successfully delivering a rigorous and unique program built around American curriculum at an affordable price.

Address
1-14-8 Takadanobaba Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Access
5 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station on the JR Line and Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.
5 minute walk from Nishi Waseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line.
Year Founded
2012
Grades
Preschool(age4) to Grade6
URL
http://www.wasedais.jp/
Aoba-Japan International School, Hikarigaoka Campus

Aoba-Japan International School, Hikarigaoka Campus

Aoba-Japan International School, Hikarigaoka Campus Aoba-Japan International School has two campuses in Tokyo, one in Meguro and the other in Nerima Hikarigaoka. While Meguro campus offers a nursery to pre-school program, Hikarigaoka campus accommodates students from age 4 to Grade 12. The Hikarigaoka campus facilities include the school library room, computer room, two music rooms, the art room, science lab, a cafeteria,gymnasium and swimming pool.

Address
7-5-1 Hikarigaoka Nerima-ku Tokyo
Access
15 min walk from Hikarigaoka sta. on the Toei Ooedo Line.
Year Founded
1976
Type of School
Co-Educational and Non-sectarian
Grades
Kindergarten -Grade 12
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.aobaonline.jp/

Santa Maria School

Santa Maria School has a religious training program where students learn about the Catholic faith everyday. The school begins and ends with prayer and Grace is recited at lunch time.

Address
2-2-4 Minami-Tanaka Nerima-ku Tokyo
Year Founded
1959
Type of School
Catholic School
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 6
Uniform
Yes
Contact
Tel: 03-3904-0517 Fax: 03-3904-0552
The American School in Japan

The American School in Japan

The American School in Japan was founded in 1902.
Operating on two campuses, ASIJ is an independent, co-educational international day school that enrolls students from three years of age through high school.
ASIJ today, with over 1,500 students from more than 40 nations, is one of the oldest and most respected international institutions in Japan. And, over the years, the School has had the privilege of educating youth in the belief that academic excellence, personal growth and a global perspective go hand in hand in hand.

Address
1-1-1 Nomizu Chofu-shi Tokyo
Access
5 min walk from Tama Sta. on Seibu Tamagawa Line
Year Founded
1902
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12
Multicultural
Over 1,500 students from more than 40 nations
Uniform
None
URL
http://www.asij.ac.jp/
Christian Academy in Japan

Christian Academy in Japan

Christian Academy in Japan offers a Christ -centered education, supporting missionaries and other Christian parents living in Japan.
Our program is communicated in the English language and is based upon an American approach which uses United States educational standards, course sequences and options (college preparatory and career)

Address
1-2-14 Shinkawa-cho Higashi-kurume-shi Tokyo
Year Founded
1950
Type of School
Christian
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 12
Multicultural
460 students in Kindergarten to Grade12.
32% North America, 32% Japanese, and 19% Korean, the rest being from 24 other countries.
Uniform
None
URL
http://caj.or.jp/

Le Lycee franco-japonais de Tokyo

Curriculum aimed at French and Franco-Japanese families (or international pupils educated in the French language). Education is taught in French. Strong emphasis on languages (French, Japanese and English) leading to the French Baccalaureate (Sciences, Economy, Languages and Literature).Possible reinforcement in Japanese Literature, Language and History. Primary school at Fujimi campus, Secondary school at Ryuhoku campus.

Address
1-2-43 fujimi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Access
Fujimi campus:Kudanshita sta on Hanzomon line or Iidabashi sta on JR Chuo line. Ryuhoku campus :Asakusa -bashi sta on JR or Asakusa-bashi sta on Toe-Asakusa line.
Year Founded
1975
Type of School
Co-Educational
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 12
Multicultural
1,020 students and 25 nationalities
URL
http://www.lfjtokyo.org/fondation/index.php?page=home&hl=en_US
MAKUHARI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

MAKUHARI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Opened in 2009, MIS is an international school catering primarily for children of returning Japanese citizens, children who have dual citizenship or for foreign nationals living in Japan. The school basically follows the Japanese Curriculum totally taught in English (aside from Japanese Language subjects) and integrates contents and objectives from other curricula, mostly from the UK. As the first and only international school in Japan with ’Article One’ status at present, Grade 6 graduates here are awarded Elementary School Diploma issued by Japan’s Education Ministry - and are eligible to be admitted to Japan’s local middle schools or move on to other international schools of their choice.

Address
3-2-9 Wakaba Chiba-shi Mihama-ku Chiba
Year Founded
2009
Type of School
Government-run international school for boys and girls
Grades
Kindergarten - Grade 6
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.mis.ed.jp
Horizon Japan International School

Horizon Japan International School

Horizon Japan International School is one of the few international schools in Japan that are a member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools). Accredited by the Japanese government, HJIS is the only school in Japan that implements the Cambridge International Curricula. We are committed to providing a high-quality, English immersion education for our highly multicultural student body.

Address
1-38-27 Higashi Terao Tsurumi-ku Yokohama-shi Kanagawa
Access
10 min by bus from Kinuta sta. on JR/Tokyu Toyoko line
or 10 min by bus from Tsurumi sta. on JR/Keikyu line.
Year Founded
2003
Type of School
Co-educational and Non-sectarian
Grades
Preschool to High School
Multicultural
Approximately 108 students of 20 nationalities
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.horizon.ac.jp/index.html
Saint Maur International School

Saint Maur International School

Even before the word ’International’ came into being, the concept existed. In 1872 legations representing over fifteen countries were involved in establishing Saint Maur, the oldest existing international school in Japan.Saint Maur International School, which has a student population representing over thirty nationalities and more than fifteen among its staff, continues to offer a quality education within a caring family environment to students from the international community in the Yokohama-Tokyo and surrounding areas.

Address
83 Yamate-cho Naka-ku Yokohama-shi Kanagawa
Access
Yokohama City Bus( Buses No.11 and 20)
Short walk from Ishikawa-cho/Yamate sta. on the JR line.
or from Motomachi-chukagai sta. on the Minatomirai line.
Year Founded
1872
Type of School
Co-Educational and Catholic-ecumenical school
Grades
Montessori Pre-school, Kindergarden-Grade 12
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.stmaur.ac.jp
Yokohama International School

Yokohama International School

The Yokohama International School was founded in 1924 by and for the international community in the Yokohama-Tokyo area. The school has enjoyed outstanding success in creating a positive environment for children from the pre-school through grade 12.
and equipped with Gymnasium, Dance Studio, outside Basketball court at main campus, Canteen.

Address
258 Yamate-cho Naka-ku Yokohama-shi Kanagawa
Access
5min walk from The Motomachi Chukagai Station on the Minato Mirai Line.
15min walk from Ishikawa-cho sta. on JR Negishi-line.
Year Founded
1924
Type of School
Co-Educational
Grades
Kindergarten through Grade 12
URL
http://www.yis.ac.jp
Columbia International School

Columbia International School

Columbia International School follows the curriculum of the Province of Ontario, Canada, one of the most advanced and respected educational systems in the world. In our totally wireless environment, each student in Grades 7 to 12 has a laptop computer and is encouraged to use the latest technology to enhance learning and personal presentation skills.

Address
153 Matsugo Tokorozawa-shi Saitama
Access
10min walk from Higashitokorozawa sta. JR Musashino line
Year Founded
1988
Type of School
Co-Educational
Grades
Grades 1-12
Uniform
Yes
URL
http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/