As a global business hub, international schools in Tokyo are plentiful. Parents will find schools offering the UK curriculum (including the Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels), the US curriculum (including SATs and AP subjects) and the globally respected International Baccalaureate.

Expat families tend to favour international schools in Tokyo for several reasons. Firstly, these schools have diverse student bodies, allowing children to interact with other expat students. Secondly, many families find that there are international schools teaching the curriculum of their home country in their native language. Even if one's home country isn't represented, international schools in Tokyo are still an excellent choice as they provide world-class education leading up to globally recognised qualifications.

Below is a list of international schools that are popular with the expat community in Tokyo.

International schools in Tokyo

Aoba-Japan International School

Aoba Japan International School is a fully accredited International Baccalaureate World School, offering students a globally recognised education. Students are given plenty of individual attention thanks to the school's high student-teacher ratio. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 1.5 to 18

American School in Japan

With more than 110 years of history, the American School in Japan is experienced in providing top-quality education to both expat and local families in Tokyo. The school's main campus is situated on a sprawling 14-acre property replete with custom-designed facilities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 3 to 18

British School in Tokyo

The British School in Tokyo (BST) is a diverse school of more than 1,100 students. Accredited by the Council of British International Schools, BST is certified to offer the well-respected UK curriculum to students aged 3 to 18. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 3 to 18 

Canadian International School Tokyo

Situated in the bustling bayside ward of Shinagawa, Canadian International School Tokyo is a small school offering the Canadian curriculum of Prince Edward Island. From Kindergarten to Grade 6, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is also incorporated, and American Advanced Placement subjects are offered in senior high. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Canadian, American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18 

Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama

Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama provides a comprehensive German education. This small school has around 30 nationalities represented in its student body. Though teaching is entirely in German, additional languages including Japanese, French and English can be taken as subjects. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German
Ages: 3 to 18

Global Indian International School Tokyo

With a range of curricula available, Global Indian International School Tokyo is an ideal choice for globally mobile families. The school runs a three-language programme, where teaching is in English and two foreign languages are taken as additional subjects. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Montessori, Indian (CBSE) and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18

Kspace International School

Kspace International School is a secular co-educational school with a young and dynamic staff, conveniently located in central Tokyo. Students can be taught in English or they can enrol in the school's bilingual programme, where some days are taught in Japanese. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 14 months to 6 years

Lycée Français International de Tokyo

Lycée Français International de Tokyo aims to provide a truly global education. The French curriculum serves as the framework for teaching, with the addition of linguistic and cultural components influenced by the school's Japanese surrounds. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 3 to 18

Shinagawa International School

An authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school and candidate IB Middle Years Programme school, Shinagawa International School offers a holistic education that upholds high academic standards while also encouraging personal growth. The school boasts an impressive student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1, allowing teachers to give each child individualised attention and guidance. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 13

Tokyo International School

Situated on a purpose-built campus in Minami Azabu, Tokyo International School offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. Facilities are spacious and well maintained and include a gym, a performing arts studio, and a well-stocked library. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 4 to 14

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