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See a listing of international schools and academies in Japan. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Sapporo, Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Tsukuba and Hiroshima all have international schools. Others are located on the outskirts of Tokyo.
The Japan Council of International Schools is an umbrella organization of accredited international schools.
International schools are popular with expatriate parents, bicultural families where one of the parents is an expatriate, internationally-minded Japanese parents, and parents with children with special educational needs.
The excellent Guide to International Schools in Japan gives information on age, gender mix, and nationalities of children, class and school size, curriculums, facilities, hours, terms, and vacations, languages taught and languages of instruction, services for bicultural children, special needs services and gifted child programs, examinations, religious affiliation, school lunches, discipline, security, parental involvement, homework, school trips and special events, extracurricular and summer school programs, alumni programs, fees, discounts, scholarships and application procedures plus acceptance criteria in each school.
ABC International School
2-11-8 MotoAzabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03 6812 6737
Access: Azabujuban Station on Nanboku Line/Oedo Line, Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line.
The American School in Japan
1-1-1 Nomizu, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, 182-0031
Tel: 0422 34 5300
Aoba-Japan International School
10-7 Miyamae 2-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 168-0081
Tel: 03 3335 6620
The British School in Tokyo
1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002
4-1 Koyo-cho Naka, Higashinada-ku, Kobe, 658-0032
Tel: 078 857 0100
Columbia International School
153 Matsugo, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0027
Tel: 04 2946 1911
Daizawa International School
Daizawa Campus (1 1/2 - 3 years old): 03-6676-5206
Oyama Campus (3 - 6 years old): 03-6887-0841
**Both campuses have an After School program for children 3 - 6 years old.
EtonHouse International Pre-school
9-2-16 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03 6804 3322
Fukuoka International School
3-18-50 Momochi, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka, 814-0006
Tel: 092 841 7601
Grandma's House International Preschool
Ages: 8 months - 6 years old - Co-ed - Low Student/Teacher ratios Grandma's House International Preschool is a multi age, inquiry based preschool inspired by the educational philosophies of the Reggio Emilia Approach, The Montessori Method, and Waldorf Early Years. At Grandma's House Preschool, children are immersed in the magic of childhood. Our Multicultural home away from home environment gives children the freedom within a safe environment to explore, create, and just simply be children. All the warm and fuzzy wonderful things about being at Grandma's house combined with incredible educators in the heart of Motoazabu!
Motoazaubu H House, 2-14-34 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Azabujuban Station on Nanboku Line/Oedo Line, Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line
5-1-14 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Tel: 03 3444 7181
Hiroshima International School
3-49-1 Kurakake, Asakita- ku, Hiroshima 739-1743
Tel: 082 843 4111
Horizon Japan International School
1-38-27 Higashiterao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 230-0077
Tel: 045 584 1945 Fax: 045 584 1946
International School of the Sacred Heart
4-3-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0012
Tel: 03 3400 3951
Ivy Prep International School
3-11-4, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel：03 6337 6612
Jingumae International Exchange School
4-20-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Tel: 03 5413 6090
Joy to the world American International Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
A fun and save place for your child to learn and grow through creativity. Located in the heart of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku.
Tel: 03 5684 0247
Kerria International School Of Japan
203, 402, Excel building
Edogawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 03 5875 3275
Kyoto International School
Tel: 075 451 1022
K. International School Tokyo (KIST)
1-5-15 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0021
Tel: 03 3642 9993
Laurus International School
3-4-17 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071
Tel: 03 5422 7375
Laurus International opened our first school 15 years ago (as Bilinga) and have grown consistently since then largely due to word of mouth and reputation - we are now Tokyo's largest Pre-School / Kindergarten group with 8 schools in the Tokyo area. We opened our Elementary School (now Laurus ) 2 years ago and are now accepting students from our K3 classes and other schools. These students will form the new Grade 1 from next academic year, and the Grade 1 and 2 will move up. We are Tokyo's 1st, and I believe true at the time of writing, still only STEM school and we also proudly include programming and ICT classes which compliment our core curriculum which is Cambridge.
Makuhari International School
Makuhari International School opened its doors in April 2009 and is looking to attract non Japanese children as well as Japanese returnee children. All will be expected to have good English ability. We shall be offering a brand new school building in Makuhari (Chiba), fully equipped with modern resources.
Marist Brothers International School
1-2-1 Chimori-cho, Suma-ku, Kobe 654-0072
Tel: 078 732 6266
Nagoya International School
The richness of cultures evident in the students' nationalities is one of the cornerstones of an education at Nagoya International School.
Ohana International School in Tokyo
An inclusive preschool in Azabu-juban, catering for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. Full- and half-day, before- and after-school care, after-school tutoring, Me & My Mom, After-School Classes, and Summer School available.
Address: 2/3F, Park 1, 2-17-8 Azabu-juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045
Tel. 03 3451 0087
Fax. 03 5442 3368
Osaka Girls' Senior High School
The Osaka Girls' Senior High School is a small, private, secondary school founded in 1929 in Osaka. International high school students can come for a semester or a school year. You can enroll with a minimum of six months study of the Japanese language. A wide range of challenging subjects is taught. Cultural and sports clubs, as well as the option to do volunteer work in Osaka and internationally, increase cultural experiences and promote personal growth.
Osaka International School
4-4-16 Onohara-nishi, Minoh-shi, Osaka, 562-0032
Tel: 072 727 5050
St. Mary's International School
1-6-19 Seta, Setagaya-ku
Tel: 03 3709 3411
Tohoku International School
7-101-1 Yakata, Izumi-ku, Sendai 981-3214
Tel: 022 348 2468
Tokyo Children's Garden
Tokyo Children's Garden is an innovative and new international school located in a beautiful residential area in central Tokyo. We have an inquiry based curriculum based on the Reggio Emilia Approach. We are a bilingual school that caters to children aged 2-6.
Tokyo Children's Garden 東京チルドレンズガーデン
5-11-1-101 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 6721 9336
Tokyo YMCA International School ("TYIS")
TYIS provides an education guided by the YMCA core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty, plus the importance of community and a high level of academic excellence. TYIS serves grades 1 - 6 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
2-2-20 Toyo, Koto Ku, Tokyo 135-0016
Tel: (03) 3615 5632
Tsukuba International School
Kamigo 7821-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 300-2645
Tel: 029 886 5447
Yokohama International School
258 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862
Tel: 045 622 0084