Here are locations and access information for major international schools as well as residential areas that are convenient for commuting to each of the schools.
International Schools in Tokyo, Japan
Preschools, Primary schools, and Secondary schools for International Families
Search our list of international schools in the Greater Tokyo Area to find nearby educational options for your English-speaking children, including preschools, primary schools, and secondary schools.
In Japan, the majority of international schools can be divided into two types. The first type of school is similar to The American School in Japan and The British School in Tokyo; a school that provides a curriculum based on the educational standards and system of their respective home countries. The second type of school utilizes an original curriculum such as Montessori, Cambridge Curriculum and others.
English-language schools are a popular choice with expat families living in Tokyo. Enrollment in these schools is often limited and the tuition being much higher compared to public Japanese schools. As you begin to research the educational options available, keep in mind that you may need to send in your applications early as getting into a school at the last minute can be difficult, especially during the moving season. To find and International School in Tokyo near you, please use the search filters provided below.
There are many International schools and pre-schools throughout Minato-ku where many expat families live. In the Roppongi and Moto-Azabu areas you will find The American School in Japan’s Early Learning Center (ELC) and the Nishimachi International School. In the Minami-Azabu area you will find the Tokyo International School.
Of the many international primary and pre-schools throughout Shibuya-ku, the most well-known are; The British School in Tokyo (Shibuya Campus - ages 3 to 8) located close to Omotesando, International School of the Sacred Heart in Hiroo, and Yoyogi International School in Yoyogi.
In Chiyoda-ku you can find the French-speaking preschool, Au Pays des Sakuras and the English-speaking Chiyoda International School Tokyo.
Shinagawa-ku is home to the KAIS International School, Tokyo Children's Garden, and Shinagawa International School.
The Chuo-ku area has two pre-schools; the Future Jidoen Nihonbashi and Sunshine Kids Academy pre-schools.
The Meguro-ku area is home to the Aoba-Japan International School (Aobadai Campus), the Gregg International School, and the International Secondary School Tokyo.
There are many schools in the Setagaya-ku area. You can find The British School in Tokyo (Show Campus) located to to Sangejaya Station offering English education from Elementary school to High School. The all boys' school, St. Mary's International School, and the all girls' school, Seisen International School both offer a bus service so that students will have easy access to their school from within Central Tokyo. Setagaya-ku has a variety of preschools and kindergartens within its borders.
The Shinjuku-ku area is home to the Tokyo Waseda International Chirstian School (Takadanobaba) for Elementary to High School and the Tesoro International School (ages 2 to 6) in Iidabashi.
In the Toshima-ku area the New International School of Japan, located in Minami-Ikebukuro, offers education from preschool to high school.
In Kita-ku, The International French School in Tokyo known as LFIT ( Lycée français international de Tokyo) is located in Takinogawa and offers education from kindergarten to high school. A school bus service from Central Tokyo is also available.
As Edogawa-ku has a large Indian population, you will find the Global Indian International School there. The school has 2 campuses offering Indian style education; The Nishikasai Campus and the Higashikasai Campus.
K. International School Tokyo in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa and The Tokyo YMCA Internatioinal School in Toyocho are both located in the Koto-ku area.
The New Hope International School in Narimasu offering preschool education and Camelot International School in Mukaihara offering education from preschool to junior high can both be found in the Itabashi-ku area.
Located in Nerima-ku area, the Aoba-Japan International School Higarigaoka Campus offers English-speaking education from elementary to high school.
In Chofu City, The American School in Japan (Chofu Campus) offers Kindergarten to High School education and has a school bus service from Central Tokyo.
The above wards are not the only areas with international schools in Tokyo. Other areas with international schools are; Ota-ku and Suginami-ku, both with 1 preschool/kindergarten, Musashino City with Axis International school offering kindergarten to high school education, Higashi Kurume City with a school offering kindergarten to high school education, and Machida City with a preschool/kindergarten.
For those living in Yokohama or nearby in Tokyo, there are many options for international schools. For a German-based educational curriculum there is the Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama (DSTY) the offers classes from kindergarten to high school as well as a school bus service from Central Tokyo. Among the different international schools spread throughout Yokohama are the Horizon Japan International School, Yokohama Christian School, Yokohama Yamate Chinese School (Mainland China), and Yokohama Overseas Chinese School (Taiwan).