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

Niseko

  • Hokkaido International School Niseko

Sapporo

  • Hokkaido International School

Tohoku Region

Sendai, Miyagi

  • Tohoku International School

Kanto Region

Tokorozawa, Saitama

  • Columbia International School

Tokyo

  • American School in Japan
  • Aoba-Japan International School
  • The British School in Tokyo
  • Canadian International School
  • Christian Academy in Japan
  • International School of the Sacred Heart
  • K. International School Tokyo
  • The Montessori School of Tokyo
  • New International School
  • Nishimachi International School
  • St. Mary’s International School
  • Seisen International School
  • Tokyo International School

Tsukuba, Ibaraki

  • Tsukuba International School

Yokohama, Kanagawa

  • Saint Maur International School
  • Yokohama International School

Chubu Region

Nagoya, Aichi

  • Nagoya International School

Kansai Region

Kobe

  • Canadian Academy
  • Marist Brothers International School
  • St. Michael’s International School

Kyoto

  • Kyoto International School

Osaka

  • Osaka International School
  • Osaka YMCA International School

Chugoku Region

Hiroshima

  • Hiroshima International School

Kyushu Region

Fukuoka

  • Fukuoka International School


Hokkaido Region

Niseko

Hokkaido International School Niseko

Hokkaido International School Niseko is a fully (WASC) accredited elementary day school program in the resort town and region of Niseko. HIS Niseko is an International Primary Curriculum school in conjunction with the HIS Sapporo campus. HIS Niseko places emphasis on direct and meaningful experiences in learning and is uniquely located to take advantage of the sport and outdoor opportunities and facilities of a world-class resort. Classes are taught in three groupings: Early Years; Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary.

Sapporo

Hokkaido International School

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

Sendai, Miyagi

Tohoku International School

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

Tokorozawa, Saitama

Columbia International School

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.

Tokyo

American School in Japan

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

At A-JIS develop 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 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, Learning Needs and EAL programs. Our 2 fully equipped campuses and associated kindergartens located in central Tokyo welcome over 900 students from over 40 nationalities.

The British School in 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

The emphasis at CIS is on the child as an individual. Classes are small, allowing for meaningful interaction between child and teacher on a daily basis. Parental involvement is actively encouraged and welcomed. A language support programme is available for elementary and junior high school students.

Christian Academy in Japan

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

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

Founded in 1997, KIST is a private, co-educational, non-denominational day school serving Tokyo’s international community preschool to Grade 12. KIST is authorized as a non-profit educational corporation (gakoo hoojin) by the Tokyo Government and is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools. KIST was the first school in Tokyo to attain authorization as an International Baccalaureate continuum school and currently delivers educational programming through the PYP, MYP and DP programmes to over 660 students representing over 40 different nationalities. KIST places strong emphasis on academics and consistently attains IBDP results that are amongst the top schools in the world.

The Montessori School of 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

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

Conveniently located in central Tokyo on an attractive campus, Nishimachi International School is a vibrant co-educational K-9 school offering a top quality education in English. Nishimachi’s mission is to maximize learning to develop international and independent thinkers, with strong language and communication skills, analytical and inquiring minds, cross-cultural sensitivity, creativity, and the ability to collaborate. There is a strong Japanese program. Parent participation is valued. Students leave Nishimachi well equipped for higher education, careers and a fast-moving digital world. The school is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

St. Mary’s International School

St. Mary’s International School is a Catholic, all-boys, international school in Tokyo founded in 1954, by the Brothers of Christian Instruction. We help guide and educate the hearts and minds of our students, seeking to prepare our community for an ever-changing and challenging world. We provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for our students to excel in academic and extracurricular areas. Feel free to visit us on the web smis.ac.jp and in-person.

Seisen International School

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

TIS is a fully accredited International Baccalaureate school for 4-14 year olds. We successfully achieve our mission to nurture confident, open-minded, independently thinking, well-balanced inquirers for global responsibility. We are truly international and centrally located on a purpose built new campus. We are an Apple model school with laptops for every Grade 5-8 student. The 21st century skills are explicitly implemented. Japanese is taught every day from Grade 1-8. We offer extensive after school activities and provide early and late bus transport. Our students transition well to high-schools of their choice.

Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Tsukuba International School

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.

Yokohama, Kanagawa

Saint Maur International School

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

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, Aichi

Nagoya International School

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

Kobe

Canadian Academy

Founded in 1913, Canadian Academy is a private college preparatory international school accredited by the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (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. Approximately 20 Grade 8-12 students live on campus in our dormitory.

Marist Brothers International School

Established in 1951, Marist Brothers International School (MBIS) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is an IB World School. Although the school is no longer affiliated with the Marist Brothers or the Catholic Church, we honor many of the traditions established by our founders. We believe that education goes beyond a rigorous academic curriculum: our strong community and dedication to character education are fundamental parts of this ‘Marist difference’. MBIS students have consistently developed skills and knowledge that enable them to make a significant impact on our own community, and well beyond.

St. Michael’s International School

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

Kyoto International School

KIS is a small international school in the heart of downtown Kyoto. We are within walking distance of several UNESCO world heritage sites. We off the IB PYP program for 3-year-olds to Grade 5. We also have a middle school that goes until grade 8. Our school has students from 25 different nationalities.

Osaka

Osaka International School

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

Since 1882, Osaka YMCA has been a trailblazer in internationalization and education. Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS) is an English-based, private international school, offering preschool to grade 9. OYIS is accredited by both IB and WASC. Our education is designed around children’s learning needs. Our service is about the happiness of families. OYIS began operations in 2001 and received gakko hojin (private school) status from the Osaka prefectural government in 2012. OYIS will transition into a high school, adding grade 10 from September 2020 and a grade every year after that. OYIS has applied for DP authorization.


Chugoku Region

Hiroshima

Hiroshima International School

HIS, a fully accredited day school for students aged 3-18, is committed to excellence in education: by our mission we aim to “engender in students a will to achieve excellence, demonstrate integrity, and behave in socially and environmentally responsible ways.” HIS runs authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Diploma Programmes, and is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (candidacy does not guarantee authorization). We enroll students from all over the world, creating a friendly and cooperative multicultural student body. We are the only school in the Chugoku region of Japan where children of all ages can obtain an international education in English.


Kyushu Region

Fukuoka

Fukuoka International School

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.