Physical address: Main Campus: 4 Chome-8-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0002
Oimachi Campus: NT Building 1F, 1 Chome-47-1 Ōi, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0014
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Telephone: +81 3 6433 1531 / +81 3 6417 1020
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Ages: 3 to 13
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate


SIS Educational Philosophy

Shinagawa International School (SIS) aims at educating each of its students to be:

•    inspired and independent lifelong learners
•    academically, artistically, socially, and physically balanced
•    inquirers and problem-solvers
•    multilingual communicators
•    responsible and principled internationally minded citizens
•    appreciative of our local community

SIS Mission

"Our mission is to provide a multicultural learning community which nurtures a passion for academic, social, and personal success."

SIS Vision

"Our vision is to foster passionate, independent, highly-motivated learners who actively contribute to world peace."


Shinagawa International School is committed to follow and further develop the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The PYP is followed from Preschool to Grade 6. SIS is also a candidate school for the IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), which they currently teach up to Year 8. This will be expanded year by year.

As well as IB mission statement, the PYP and MYP at SIS lay down the essential elements of knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. Each of these is indicated in the IB Learner Profile and is a reference point for developing the SIS curriculum.

To meet the various backgrounds and physical, social, intellectual, aesthetic, cultural needs, IB implementation at SIS ensures that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant which results in commitment to transdisciplinary model promoting an awareness of the human condition and an understanding that there is a commonality of human experience. Teachers at SIS try to encourage students to make connections among their life in school, home and the world. SIS tries to provide students with holistic learning experiences that are engaging, relevant, challenging and significant.


Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/2021 are charged termly in three instalments. The full year's tuition comes to 1.75 million JPY for Preschool, Kindergarten and Primary school, and 1.85 million JPY for Middle School.

There is also a maintenance fee for each student which is to be paid termly, amounting to a total of 150,000 JPY a year.

Addition fees include a one-time application fee of 20,000 JPY, a one-time enrolment fee of 300,000 JPY and a one-time building fee of 200,000 JPY.

From the principal

"Our school has had a proud heritage that dates back to 2007 in Shibuya. When we outgrew our old facility, we shifted our operation to our current location in Shinagawa Seaside at the end of June 2018.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program is an integral part of our school system. As an IB PYP Authorised School, we have a diverse student population with an equal distribution of more than 30 nationalities. Our goal is to develop students’ intellectual, emotional, personal and social skills to become caring global citizens that solve the future complexities of world problems.

Gleaning from an international and English-speaking environment, our children have an advantage with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio over other larger and more impersonal schools. Our new school campus, larger classrooms, spacious gym and open playground create a well-balanced educational situation. We have access to nearby outdoor facilities such as Samezu Soccer Ground along with Samezu Park every weekday and Konami Sports Club.

The Shinagawa International School in Tokyo calendar includes a full slate of events like International Children’s Day, Sports Day, Literacy Week, Science Week, Japanese Cultural Day, Celebrations of Learning and Winter Performance.

Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a very strong working hand and collaboration with our school administration. We are also proud of our After School Program (ASP) with Robotics, Dance Club, Drama Club, Swimming, Ballet, Karate, Guitar, sports of all sorts and Arts and Crafts Club. These activities are geared toward our regular students in attendance from Tuesday through Thursday (3.15pm until 4pm). Such activities are run by our SIS teachers and community members and rotate and change based upon wants, needs and resources.

I hope to welcome you to our school in the near future."

– Mr Mehmet Deniz, Principal

Further reading

►For more, see International Schools in Tokyo

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