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International schools in Japan

Search for the best international schools in Japan; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

Japan has a well-established international school sector that is centred on Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, with a smattering of other schools across the country. Most expatriate children are educated at international schools, which are also popular with Japanese students. English is the medium of instruction in the vast majority of international schools. Most are coeducational day schools but a small minority offer boarding and there are also a few single-sex establishments and Christian foundations. 

There are 52 IB World Schools in Japan, with 35 authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and five teaching three stages of the IB curriculum. In May 2017, Tsukuba and Nagoya international schools gained authorisation to offer the IB Diploma and Middle Years Programme respectively.

Some schools offer the IB Diploma alongside Japanese, English, Canadian or French programmes. There are also several Christian religious foundations as well as schools serving the Korean and Indian communities.

The  Japan Council of International Schools, which promotes best practice in the sector, has 28 member schools and the  Council of International Schools has 14 accredited members. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges are also active as accrediting bodies in Japan. 

Japanese society is culturally and linguistically homogeneous, and foreign nationals make up just 1.5 per cent of the population. In public schools, which teach in Japanese, six years of primary education is followed by three years of junior secondary and three to four years of senior secondary education. High schools are selective and competition for places is intense. 

Education is compulsory from age six to 15 but attendance is virtually universal to the end of high school, while gross enrolment in pre-schools stands at 89 per cent. Japan has more than 1,000 universities and colleges and a very high proportion of Japanese citizens hold tertiary qualifications. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Japan, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org





ABC International School

2-11-8 Moto-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo,
106-0046,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory.

Aichi International School

Nijigaoka3-4,
Meito-ku,
Nagoya,,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

AICJ Junior & Senior High School

2-33-16 Gion,
Asaminami-ku,
Hiroshima,
731 0138,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

AIE International High School

1-48 Hama,
Hyogo,
Awaji,
656-2304,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding.

Aoba-Japan International School

7-5-1 Hikarigaoka,
Nerima-ku,
Tokyo,
179-0072,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Canadian Academy

4-1 Koyo-Cho Naka,
Higashinada-ku,
Kobe,
658-0032,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Canadian International School Tokyo

5-8-20 Kitashinagawa,
Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo,
1410001,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Chiyoda International School Tokyo

11 Yonban-cho,
Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-0081,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Chiyoda Jogakuen Senior High School

Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo,
102-0081,
Japan

Girls, Day.

Christian Academy in Japan

1-2-14 Shinkawacho,
Higashikurume,
Tokyo,
203-0013,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Columbia International School

153 Matsugo,
Tokorozawa,
Saitama,
359-0027,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Deutsche Schule Kobe International (DSKI)

3-2-8 Koyochonaka,
Higashinada-ku,
Kobe City,
658-0032,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama

2-4-1 Chigasaki Minami,
Tsuzuki-ku,
Yokohama,
224-0037,
Japan

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Doshisha International School, Kyoto

7-31-1 Kizugawa-dai,
Kizugawa City,
Kyoto,
619-0225,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Sixth Form.

Eisugakkan School

980-1, Hikino-cho,
Fukuyama-shi,
Hiroshima,
721-8502,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Everest International School, Japan

Ikegawa Building,
Aasagaya Minami 3-34-16, Suginami- Ku,
Tokyo,
166 0004,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Fukuoka Daiichi High School

22-1 Tamagawa cho,
Minami ku,
Fukuoka,
815-0037,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Fukuoka International School

3-18-50 Momochi,
Sawara-ku,
Fukuoka,
814-0006,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Gregg International School

1-14-6 Jiyugaoka,
Meguro-Ku,
Tokyo,
152-0035,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Preparatory.

Hiroshima International School

3-49-1 Kurakake,
Asakita-Ku,
Hiroshima,
739-1743,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Hokkaido International School

1-55 5-jo, 19-chome,
Hiragishi, Toyohira-ku,
Sapporo,
062-0935,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hokkaido International School - Niseko Branch

12 Aza Fujimi,
Niseko-Cho,
Abuta Gun,
048 1501,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Horizon Japan International School

1-38-27 Higashi Terai,
Tsurumi-ku,
Yokohama,
230-0077,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

India International School in Japan

1-20-20, Ojima,
Koto-Ku -135-0004,
Tokyo,
136-0072,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Kitakyushu

Yahata Higashi-ku, Takami 2-chome,
Shinnittetsu, Shijo Kaikan,
Kitakyushu,
7805,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Nagano

1-2-2 Minami-Matsumoto,
Matsumoto-shi,
Nagano,
390-0832,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

International School of the Sacred Heart

4-3-1 Hiroo,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo,
150-0012,
Japan

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Inter-Pacific High School Japan

Tokyo Tanashi Nishitokyo Town 2-16-10,
Tokyo,
188-0011,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

K. International School Tokyo

1-5-15 Shirakawa,
Koto-ku,
Tokyo,
135-0021,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Kaichi Nihonbashi Gakuen

7-6 Nihonbashi Bakurocho 2-chome,
Chuo-ku,
Tokyo,
103-8384,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Kaichi-Nozomi Elementary School

3400 Tutudo Aza Suwa,
Tsukubamirai City,
Ibaraki,
300-2435,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Kansai Christian School

282-2 Oaza Misato,
Heguri-cho,
Ikoma-gun,
636 0904,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Kansai International Academy

4-1-31 Shinzaike-Minamimachi,
Nada-ku,
Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken,
6570864,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Katoh Gakuen Gyoshu Junior & Senior High School

1361-1 Nakamiyo Okanomiya,
Shizuoka,
4100011,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Korea International School

2-13-35 Toyokawa,
Ibaraki, Kansai,
Osaka,
567-0057,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding.

Kyoto International School

252 Shinhigashidoin-cho,
Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto,
606-8355,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Liberty International School

342-16 Shimohiratsuka,
Tsukuba,
305-0813,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Linden Hall High School

3-10-1 Futsukaichi-kita,
Chikushino,
Fukuoka,
818-0056,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

Lycée français international de Kyoto

411 Motoshinmeicho, Tominokojidôri Gojo agaru,
Shimogyô-ku,
600-8065,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Makuhari International School

3-2-9 Wakaba,
Mihama-ku,
Chiba,
261-0014,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Marist Brothers International School

1-2-1 Chimori-Cho,
Suma-Ku,
Kobe,
654-0072,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Matsumoto Kokusai High School

3-6-25, Muraimachi minami,
Matsumoto, Nagano,
399-0036,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Meikei High School

1-1 Inarimae,
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki,
305-8502,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding.

Mizuho School

3-2-25, Shakujiidai,
Nerima-ku,
Tokyo,
177-0045,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Nagoya International Junior and Senior High School

1-16, Hiroji-Honmachi,
Showa-Ku,
Nagoya, Aichi,
466-0841,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Nagoya International School

2686 Minamihara, Nakashidami,
Moriyama-ku,
Nagoya,
463-0002,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

New International School of Japan

3-18-32 Minami-Ikebukuro,
Toshima-ku,
Tokyo,
171-0022,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Nishimachi International School

2-14-7 Moto Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo,
106-0046,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Okinawa Christian School International

1835 Zakimi,
Yomitan,
904-0301,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Okinawa International School

2-34-22 Sobe,
Naha City,
Okinawa,
9000023,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Osaka International School

4-4-16 Onohara Nishi,
Mino-shi,
Osaka,
562-0032,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Osaka Jogakuin Senior High School

2-26-54 Tamatsukuri,
Chuo-ku,
Osaka,
540-0004,
Japan

Girls, Day.

Osaka YMCA International School

6-7-34 Nakatsu,
Kita-ku,
Osaka,
531-0071,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School

33-1 Hachikenyadani,
Hirono-cho, Uji-shi,
Kyoto,
611-0031,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Saint Maur International School

83 Yamate-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama,
231-8654,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Seisen International School

1-12-15 Yoga,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo,
158-0097,
Japan

Girls, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Sendai Ikuei Gakuen

6-1, Takahashi 5-chome,
Tagajo,
Miyagi,
985-0853,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Seta International School

27-12, Seta 1-chome,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo,
158-0095,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory.

Shinagawa International School

4-8-8 Higashishinagawa,
Shinagawa,
Tokyo,
140-0002,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Shogaku Gakuen Educational Foundation

747 Kokuba,
Naha,
Okinawa,
9020075,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Shohei Junior and Senior High School

851 Shimono,
Saitama,
Sugito-machi,
345-0044,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Shukoh Middle School

Sendai Ikuei Gakuen, 241 Miyagino, Miyaginoku,
Sendai,
Miyagi,
985 0853,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

St Michael's International School

3-17-2 Nakayamate-Dori,
Chuo-ku,
Kobe,
650-0004,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

St. Joseph's Primary School

11-1 HigashiTerao-Kitadai,
Tsurumi-ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa,
230-0016,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

St. Mary's International School

1-6-19 Seta,
Setagaya Ku,
Tokyo,
158-8668,
Japan

Boys, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Summerhill International School

2-13-8 Moto-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo,
106-0046,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Sunnyside International School

Iwai 4-10-25,
Gifu, Gifu Prefecture,
5013101,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Tamagawa Academy K-12 & University

6-1-1 Tamagawagakuen,
Machida,
Tokyo,
194-8610,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

The American School in Japan

1-1-1 Nomizu,
Chofu-shi,
Tokyo,
182-0031,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

The British School in Tokyo

1-21-18 Shibuya,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo,
150-0002,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tohoku International School

7-101-1 Yakata,
Izumi-ku,
Sendai,
981-3214,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tokyo International School

3-4-22 Mita,
Minato-Ku,
Tokyo,
108-0073,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Tokyo West International School

185 Umetsubo-machi,
Hachioji City,
Tokyo,
192-0013,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Tsukuba International School

Kamigo 7846-1,
Tsukuba,
Ibaraki,
3002645,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

UWC ISAK Japan

5827-136 Nagakura,
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun,
Nagano,
389-0111,
Japan

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Willowbrook International School

2-14-28 Moto-azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo,
106-0046,
Japan

Co-educational, Day.

Yokohama International School

258 Yamate-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama,
231-0862,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Yoyogi International School

1-15-12 Tomigaya,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 151-0063,
Japan

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.