Member Schools

Member Schools

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Schools are listed by region from north to south, and alphabetical by city name within the region. Scroll down to read more details about the schools.

Hokkaido Region

Hokkaido International School

Sapporo: Hokkaido International School is a day and boarding school of approximately 200 students from PreSchool – Grade 12. We offer the International Primary Curriculum, International Middle Years Curriculum and a four-year high school program that is capped by the university-preparatory Advanced Placement program course offerings that are common to high schools across the US. HIS places emphasis on direct and meaningful experiences in learning and has a unique focus at the high school level on environmental science, environmental understanding, outdoor education and leadership training.

Tohoku Region

Tohoku International School

Sendai, Miyagi: Tohoku International School is the only accredited Kindergarten to Grade 12 comprehensive international school in the Tohoku region. Located in Sendai, a city of over one million people, we are surrounded by the beautiful ocean scenes, while nestled into the spectacular mountains of the region. Students attend our school from countries worldwide, and graduate with the intent of attending universities in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. We welcome students of all nationality and faith. All students aspire to be Responsible, Open Minded, Knowledgeable, Risk Takers, and strong Communicators.

Kanto Region

Columbia International School

Tokorozawa, Saitama: Columbia International School is a day and boarding school certified by the Ontario, Canada Ministry of Education and (WASC). Columbia offers motivated Japanese, Asian and ex-pat students a safe and healthy learning environment where, in small classes, each individual student is actively engaged in their learning process. In technology and resource rich classrooms, dynamic and highly qualified teachers support and challenge students to understand the changing world around them. Our teachers incorporate the healthy whole-child concept, recognizing that social and emotional development along with academic progress is essential for each child. Graduates are attending leading Universities in Japan, Canada, USA, and other English speaking countries.

American School in Japan

Tokyo: Founded in 1902, The American School in Japan welcomes over 1,600 students from 47 countries. ASIJ’s Early Learning Center in Roppongi Hills (nursery through kindergarten) features a Reggio-inspired curriculum. At ASIJ’s Chofu campus (kindergarten through grade 12), students learn in state-of-the-art facilities and benefit from extensive performing arts and athletics programs, as well as over 100 co-curricular activities. A rigorous curriculum offers over 22 Advanced Placement courses in high school and access to collaborative online courses through Global Online Academy. Graduates matriculate to leading universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Aoba-Japan International School

Tokyo: A-JIS develops global leaders capable of leading positive change in the world. With support from our educational partners, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and social responsibility. As an International Baccalaureate (IBO) World School we successfully deliver the Primary, Middle Years, and Diploma programmes. We also offer the Global Leadership Diploma, which enables senior students to identify and pursue their interests while safeguarding their opportunities to enter universities worldwide. A-JIS also offers strong Japanese, and inclusive Support programs. Our three fully equipped campuses and associated kindergartens located in central Tokyo welcome over 1400 students with over 40 nationalities.

The British School in Tokyo

Tokyo: The British School in Tokyo occupies two sites at the heart of the city. Having built its reputation over 30 years, today’s school accommodates one thousand students aged 3-18, representing 60 nationalities. In 2015, BST was recognised as ‘Excellent’ – the highest grading – in all eight areas examined by the International Schools Inspectorate (ISI). We are proud of our academic achievements, but education means more than the pursuit of top grades. Sport and the Arts are central to what we offer here, and we are acutely aware of our obligation to equip young people to take their place in the world as confident, caring and responsible global citizens.

Canadian International School

Tokyo: Founded in 1999, Canadian International School Tokyo is an accredited international school that embraces Canada’s educational philosophy. Modern teaching strategies, student enrichment options, and a culture of academic support create a unique learning community at Canadian International School Tokyo. CIS Tokyo provides students with a curriculum that blends Canadian and international education standards. The Canadian curriculum ensures that students receive a high standard of education in all subject areas, including English language education, which is equivalent to or exceeds that received by students in Canadian schools. All CIS teachers are certified by the Canadian Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI).

Christian Academy in Japan

Tokyo: CAJ offers a fully accredited, Christian focused, western style educational experience in English for students from grades K-12. Our engaging academic program is both challenging and responsive to students with diverse needs and learning styles. CAJ has a wide range of music, sports, fine arts, student leadership, service learning, and other activities. Our welcoming community, dedicated staff and beautiful campus help us pursue our mission of preparing students to impact the world for Christ.

International School of the Sacred Heart

Tokyo: We are preparing our girls for a world of self-driving cars and renewable energy where humans and machines work side by side for a better world. For 110 years the International School of the Sacred Heart has provided a place in Tokyo for girls to thrive. Our graduates are feisty, resilient and confident women who understand the world and are ready to give back. We offer a rigorous well rounded program and develop the skills needed to succeed in the future. As an all-girls school we are ideally positioned to build and develop skills needed in the workplace of the future such as communication, collaboration, negotiation and decision-making.

K. International School Tokyo

Tokyo: Founded in 1997, KIST is a private, co-educational, non-denominational day school serving Tokyo’s international community from preschool to grade 12. Accredited by the Council of International Schools and recognized as an educational foundation by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, KIST has over 630 students representing over 45 nationalities. An IB World School, KIST offers the PYP (K1 to grade 5) and DP (grades 11 and 12), in addition to a school-based Lower Secondary Programme in grades 6 to 8, and the IGCSE in grades 9 and 10. KIST is a highly academic school and consistently attains IBDP results that place it among the highest-ranking schools in the world.

The Montessori School of Tokyo

Tokyo: Situated in the heart of Tokyo, The Montessori School of Tokyo (MST) is a well-established Montessori school whose core values of Confidence, Respect and Compassion, incorporate a vibrant vision of education for your child. MST boasts bright and spacious classrooms and is proud to have one of the largest gardens in central Tokyo. We strive to engender in all students, a love of learning and an acceptance of personal responsibility for intellectual growth and social interaction. This is reflected in our mission statement, “Stimulating curiosity while developing independence in thought and action” and manifests through the uniquely individualised approach to education that only an authentic Montessori school can provide.

New International School of Japan

Tokyo: Founded in 2001, New International School is dual language in English and Japanese, and multiage by design with a three year age range of children in each class. The school uses a thematic approach and the Scottish curriculum, with two homeroom teachers, interactive whiteboards and computers in each class, a 40,000 volume library, and an exceptional music and arts program. All of the children learn to play the violin by ear from age 6. Mandarin Chinese is offered as an elective. NewIS is accredited by CIS and MSA from preK age 3 to Grade 12, and affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Progressive Education Network in the USA.

Nishimachi International School

Tokyo: Founded in 1949 and located in the heart of Tokyo, Nishimachi International School has been providing innovative educational excellence for over 70 years to students in Kindergarten through Grade 9. Working with a dedicated faculty and staff, Nishimachi students benefit from the school’s rigorous curriculum, close-knit community and interactions with the local culture. Students are guided to take ownership of their learning, make meaningful connections with others, pursue challenges, act ethically and respectfully, and use multiple processes to think, innovate and reflect. Nishimachi is committed to educating students of all nationalities, cultures and backgrounds to be international and independent thinkers.

St. Mary’s International School

Tokyo: St. Mary’s International School is a CIS/WASC-accredited boys’ school with state-of-the-art facilities located in Tokyo. We provide over 900 K-12 students from nearly 50 countries with a multi-disciplinary curriculum fostering academic excellence and culminating in the prestigious IB Diploma. Our highly decorated fine arts program, strong athletics and over 100 co-curricular activities also provide our students with opportunities to develop into well-rounded individuals prepared for an ever-changing world. Since our founding in 1954 by the Brothers of Christian Instruction, our education has been premised on nurturing the whole student, aspiring to mold lifelong learners, leaders, and compassionate global citizens.

Seisen International School

Tokyo: Sponsored by the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Seisen International School is located in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Since 1962, through the medium of English, as a Catholic international school, we have welcomed students from many ethnic groups, cultures and religious traditions into a happy, caring, and respect filled atmosphere. Our co-ed Kindergarten and all girls program in grades 1-12 focus on the development of the whole child, addressing intellectual, social, physical, emotional, aesthetic and cultural needs. We are proud to be fully accredited by CIS and NEASC and authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years Program from K-6 and the Diploma Program in High School.

Tokyo International School

Tokyo: TIS is a fully accredited International Baccalaureate school for both the PYP and MYP Programmes. We successfully achieve our mission to nurture confident, open-minded, independently thinking, well-balanced inquirers for global responsibility and live our school values of TRUST/INSPIRE/SUPPORT. We are truly international and centrally located in downtown Tokyo. We offer extensive after school co-curricular activities and provide early and late bus transport. We have recently partnered with Japan Rail (JR) and will move to an exciting new facility in the Takanawa Gateway development in August 2026.

Tsukuba International School

Tsukuba, Ibaraki: Tsukuba International School is a compassionate learning community, centered in nature, celebrating diversity, equality, and opportunity. Tsukuba Science City, where critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration are highly valued, provides the backdrop for our unique programme. As a small school, we are able to provide an “at home approach” and deliver a world class education in our natural, forested campus. We are an International Baccalaureate World School, authorized to offer the full IB continuum of the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools and recognized as an educational organization by Ibaraki Prefecture.

Saint Maur International School

Yokohama, Kanagawa: Saint Maur International School is situated in the historical area of Yokohama. Established in 1872, as innovators of international education in Japan, the school continues to meet the needs of children (co-educational, 2½ years to Grade 12) from the multi-cultural, multi-faith international community. Saint Maur faculty and staff develop learning experiences based on the belief that each student is an individual with unique abilities, strengths and talents. The school provides students with a relevant and rigorous curriculum, equipping students to thrive as global citizens in the 21st century. The school also has a French Section.

Yokohama International School

Yokohama, Kanagawa: Founded in 1924 as a pioneer in international education, Yokohama International School remains committed to providing the highest quality, balanced education to internationally minded students ages 3 – 18 in an inquiring, supportive and exciting learning environment. Located on an attractive campus in Yokohama, only 35 minutes from central Tokyo, YIS is an independent, not-for-profit school fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Our educational programs reflect the best practices in international education today, centered on the three programs of the International Baccalaureate, and we are known for our warm and welcoming school community.

Chubu Region

Nagoya International School

Nagoya, Aichi: Nagoya International School (NIS) is a diverse community of life-long learners who endeavor to Inquire, Inspire and have Impact in shaping the world we share. The simple dream in 1964 of a place in Nagoya where children can learn has grown into a vibrant and diverse international community. Our curriculum is framed by the programs of the IB and we are accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The families who make up our diverse community represent a wide-range of cultures and nationalities, yet all of us call NIS home.

Kansai Region

Canadian Academy

Kobe: Founded in 1913, Canadian Academy is a private day and boarding international school with inspirational teachers and an inclusive student body. Accredited by WASC and CIS, CA is certified to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and to award IB diplomas (DP). CA’s nine-acre campus is a purpose-built facility featuring science laboratories, a fitness center, two gymnasiums, and two theaters. The current enrollment of 630 students is made up of 35 different nationalities with about 23% Japanese,18% North American and 59% of students representing the rest of the world.

Marist Brothers International School

Kobe: Marist Brothers International School (MBIS) is an accredited Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 co-educational international school located in Kobe, Japan. Our WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited academic programs from Early Years through to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme provide the basis for smooth progression and easy transition between early learning and high school. We are committed to excellence in education but believe that excellence means more than a rigorous and stimulating curriculum. Our holistic approach includes a focused dedication to character – developing skills which make our students stand out from the crowd. Character and community are at our heart – the foundation of the Marist ‘difference’.

St. Michael’s International School

Kobe: Founded in 1946, St. Michael’s International School educates children from 3-11 years of age. SMIS offers a British education, delivered through the International Primary Curriculum by a highly qualified British and International staff supplemented by specialist teachers in Japanese, Music, PE, Library, ICT and English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL.) Central to this is a strong values curriculum, promoting respect, compassion, honesty, integrity, tolerance, understanding, endeavour. Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). With a reputation for high academic standards nurtured in a warm, friendly atmosphere, SMIS has been a leading provider of primary education in Kobe for over 70 years.

Kyoto International School

Kyoto: Kyoto International School (KIS) has been serving the beautiful city of Kyoto since 1957. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB). The school is known for its inclusive sense of community and personalised learning for every student. As a not-for-profit school KIS can channel all our resources into effective learning and developing students who thrive in positively influencing the global community.

Osaka International School

Osaka: Osaka International School (OIS) was founded in 1991 along with its sister school Senri International School (SIS) to bring together, for the benefit of returnee, national, and international residents of the Kansai region, the best of Japanese and non-Japanese educational ideas, systems, and techniques. OIS is a coeducational college preparatory not-for-profit school governed by Kwansei Gakuin Educational Foundation, which educates students from kindergarten through grade 12. OIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and it was the first school in Japan to gain authorization to offer all three International Baccalaureate programs.

Osaka YMCA International School

Osaka: Founded in 2001, we are proud to be the only IB continuum school in Osaka City. With more than 300 students from 40 nationalities, we are a truly international K-12 school. Our students begin by following IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), then move to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and finally finish by taking the IB Diploma Programme. Our fully-qualified and experienced teachers deliver world-class, inquiry-based lessons to our students. We are an inclusive, WASC-accredited school that helps each child achieve his or her academic potential, while also helping them develop as young people who are ready to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Chugoku Region

Hiroshima International School

Hiroshima: Hiroshima International School is the only fully accredited IB Kindergarten to Grade 12 comprehensive international school in the Chugoku region. Hiroshima is a mid-sized Japanese city of over one million people. We are surrounded by beautiful ocean scenes and islands, while nestled into the spectacular mountains of the region. Students attend our school from countries worldwide, and graduate with the intent of attending excellent universities worldwide inclduing North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. We welcome students of all nationalities and faith. All students aspire to be superb Global Citizens ready to contribute fully to society.

Kyushu Region

Fukuoka International School

Fukuoka: FIS is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited independent, non-profit PreK–Grade 12 international and internationally minded school located in Fukuoka, the largest city on the island of Kyushu. Students come from many different nationalities but are united by the mission of the school, which focuses on developing critical thinking and inquiry skills designed to equip students for a rapidly changing world. To this end, the school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and in support of inquiry-based learning is also a fully authorized IB Primary Years Programme school and an IB Middle Years Programme candidate school.

Okinawa Region

Okinawa Christian School International

Yomitan: Okinawa Christian School International is situated on a beautiful oceanfront campus in Yomitan, Okinawa. Established in 1957 as a school for missionary children, the school continues its mission of equipping students to walk with Jesus and impact the world for Him for a diverse student body of almost 600 students. Our Pre-K through Grade 12 program is taught in English and we use an American-style curriculum that addresses the whole person, is Biblically based, recognizes all truth is God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living.