International Schools in Japan Directory

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Jingumae International Exchange School

Jingumae International Exchange School

JIES is considered to be a community of learners. It is fortunate to have teachers and students from all over the world, resulting in a multicultural and diverse learning community. We celebrate our diversity not only in our regular class activities, but also by hosting an International Children’s Festival every year. Teachers design learning activities which empower students’ academic achievement and personal passion for life-long learning. Social development is a high priority at JIES, and our mixed age group After-School Program activities promote interaction among children of different ages. All lessons, activities, and school events are designed based on our students’ culture, beliefs, and background. Our unique cultural features are respected and celebrated in order to encourage understanding and appreciation of diversity. The result is a challenging, non-discriminatory learning environment which is responsive to the needs of its learners. Teachers plan lessons and learning activities based on students’ needs. A high teacher-to-student ratio allows us to know our students well and differentiate instruction to best help each child achieve his or her learning, personal, and social goals. Each student is respected as an individual with different strengths and interests. The JIES learning community includes representatives from a wide variety of backgrounds. Events like Japanese Culture Day and our participation in Jingumae Elementary School’s Annual Sports Festival encourage respect and appreciation for other cultures and our local community in Tokyo. The JIES learning community is based on mutual respect and open communication between staff, parents, and students. Our parents cooperate in many aspects of school life, such as participating class activities, volunteering to enhance our library and media centre, accompanying classes on field trips and holding fundraisers like the bake sale for International Children’s Day.

Kanto
Tokyo

Keiki Intercultural Preschool

Keiki Intercultural Preschool

Keiki is a private intercultural and international preschool for children from the age of 12 months until 6 years.

We offer a broad, educational experience that is children-centered, with a unique combination of play, exploration and discovery as well as teacher-guided activities. We have staff dedicated to providing the highest quality education for the children, helping them find themselves and building their natural abilities. All our children are warmly cared for, fully supported and constantly challenged as they learn and grow uniquely and independently.

Kanto
Tokyo

Kyoto International University Academy

Kyoto International University Academy

Accreditation
Kyoto International University Academy (KIUA) is a private international school accredited by the Association of Christian School International (ACSI) and recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education for high school.

Programs
KIUA offers an Advanced college preparatory education based on the American model, with core courses taught in both English and Japanese. For Junior and Seniors college dual enrollment courses are offered via Kyoto International University. A standard high school diploma and a Bilingual high school diploma are offered.

Students
The study body is made of international students (from about 16 different countries), bicultural students, and Japanese nationals (including returnees).The current enrollment is approximately 210.

Kinki (Kansai)
Kyoto

New International School of Japan

New International School of Japan

New International School is multiage and dual language by design, with the children learning all subjects in both English and Japanese, using an integrated thematic approach and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. It is a member of the Progressive Education Network and the Coalition of Essential Schools.

Kanto
Tokyo

Nishimachi International School

Nishimachi International School

Conveniently located in central Tokyo, Nishimachi offers a co-educational education in English for students K-9. All students study Japanese daily. Nishimachi’s mission is to educate all students to be internationally minded and independent thinkers.

Kanto
Tokyo

Poppins Active Learning International School

Poppins Active Learning International School

Poppins Active Learning International School (PALIS) offers a unique curriculum that gives children from ages 11 months to 5 years an opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and learning experiences in a safe and secure setting. PALIS enables children to discover and develop connections for creative and critical thinking.

Conveniently located on the perimeter of Yebisu Garden Place, PALIS has a modern, elegant interior with clean lines, wooden floors, and glass walls that bring the outdoors into the heart of the school. The school offers a light, family-like environment ideal for learning.

We also offer After-School and Seasonal Programmes, special events, celebrations and family outings planned to make PALIS a fun and holistic first school experience for very young children.

Most activities are conducted in English by our highly qualified native-English speaking teachers. Our bilingual staff helps young children pick up English naturally through face-to-face communications in meaningful and enjoyable interactions. Our active learning classes include Art, Music, Physical Development, Mathematics, Science, and English Literacy. PALIS also offers optional Japanese-language classes as part of the diverse curriculum.

Poppins Corporation, established in 1987 by Noriko Nakamura, has already earned a reputation in Japan for outstanding Nanny Training Programmes and Nursery Schools. From the onset, Poppins' mission has been to deliver the most convenient service possible to busy and concerned parents.

PALIS follows the successful formula of the Poppins Active Learning School (ALS) located in Tokyo Midtown. As with ALS, PALIS offers special active learning programmes and welcomes the international community.

Kanto
Tokyo

St. Alban’s Nursery

St. Alban’s Nursery

LEARNING, LOVE, LAUGHTER. Focusing on the individuality of each child, in a caring very personalized indoor and outdoor environment

Kanto
Tokyo

The American School in Japan

The American School in Japan

Established in 1902, ASIJ is the oldest and largest international school in Tokyo. With 1,500 students from around 40 nationalities, it continues to serve the children of the many international families in Tokyo, as well as a growing number of local families.

Kanto
Tokyo

UNICUL Academy

UNICUL Academy

We are a new Cross-Cultural School in Kamiyacho that teaches children from toddlers to age 6. We feature a highly qualified and experienced staff that are eager to help children reach their full potential. We feature STEM education as a part of our curriculum and even offer STEM courses for Elementary aged children on Saturdays.

Kanto
Tokyo