Welcome: Yokoso
Welcome: Yokoso
Welcome: Yokoso
Welcome: Yokoso
Welcome: Yokoso
Welcome: Yokoso
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Welcome to TIS!

You are going to love our school. People really look out for each other. When you are new, classmates come to you and make you feel welcome. You can make friends and have fun when you are learning.

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There are a lot of wonderful schools in Tokyo. TIS is the truly international, family-friendly choice. Our 330+ students represent over fifty-five nationalities. There is marked diversity; no dominant nationality or culture. We are an International Baccalaureate World School offering an international curriculum. We are located in the vibrant heart of Tokyo. Our diverse, welcoming community and friendly, family-like relationships are what makes TIS special. TIS admissions process is about finding the right fit for both the school and your family. If you would like to know more about TIS before applying, you can request information by completing an online inquiry.

Begin your journey here! Even better, discover TIS by scheduling a visit. 

Admissions Guidelines

TIS accepts students into a grade in accordance with their age. The birthday cut-off date at TIS is August 31st. Students are admitted into grade levels according to the cut-off dates below.

Factors which affect admissions include:

Cultural Diversity
Language Diversity
Learning Diversity
English Proficient Parents
English Proficient Parents
Gender Diversity
Space Availability
Class Size


Max Kindergarten to G5


Max Grade 6 to 9

Primary School Kindergarten 5 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017
Grade 1 6 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016
Grade 2 7 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2015
Grade 3 8 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2014
Grade 4 9 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2012 – Aug. 31, 2013
Grade 5 10 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2012
Middle School Grade 6 11 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2010 – Aug. 31, 2011
Grade 7 12 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2009 – Aug. 31, 2010
Grade 8 13 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2008 – Aug. 31, 2009
High School Grade 9 14 by Aug. 31, 2022 Sept. 1, 2007 – Aug. 31, 2008

Application Procedure

Follow the checklist in the system

Fully completed applications will be reviewed by the Leadership Team and relevant teachers

We value all children not only those who are academically strong. We serve the expatriate community, as such English language proficiency is factor for admissions not a requirement. We admit students only when we have the support and resources to make them successful – we have a duty of care. Admissions of new students with specific learning requirements depends on the language and learning make up of the current cohort. Assessments are only given when deemed necessary, at our discretion and when a seat has been identified. There is a non-refundable processing fee for each application, which is valid for one academic year.

Calendar & Key School Dates

Aug. 20, 2021Orientation for new students & families
Aug. 23, 2021First school day for all students
Oct. 14, 2021Virtual Open House
Oct. 18 – 22, 2021Fall Break
Oct. 25, 2021Classes resume after Fall Break
Nov. 16, 2021Virtual Open House
Dec. 18, 2021 – Jan. 7, 2022Winter Break
Jan. 10, 2022Classes resume after Winter Break
Jan. 26 – 27, 2022K2 Screening
Feb. 8, 2022Virtual Open House
Feb. 21 – 23, 2022Mid Winter Break
Feb. 28, 2022Classes resume after Mid Winter Break
Mar. 28  – Apr. 1, 2022Spring Break
Apr. 4, 2022 Classes resume after Spring Break
Apr. 15, 2022 Student led Conferences (no school for students)
Apr. 22, 2022 Online Cherry Blossom Fair
Apr. 26 – 28, 2022 Grade 4-8 Residential Trips
May. 4 – 6, 2022 Golden Week Holiday
May. 9, 2022 Classes resume after Golden Week Holiday
May. 11, 2022 PYP Concert Day
May. 13, 2022 Grade 5 Exhibition
May. 19, 2022 PYP Concert Day
May. 24, 2022 Grade 5 Musical Day
Jun. 3, 2022 Professional Learning for Teachers (no school for students)
Jun. 17, 2022 Last day of academic school year (noon dismissal)
Aug. 19, 2022Orientation for new students & families
Aug. 22, 2022First school day for all students
Aug. 26, 2022Parent/Teacher conferences
Oct. 17 – 21, 2022Fall Break
Oct. 24, 2022Classes resume after Fall Break
Dec. 16, 2022Last day of school before Winter Break (noon dismissal)
Dec. 19, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023Winter Break
Jan. 9, 2023Classes resume after Winter Break
Feb. 20 – 22, 2023Mid Winter Break
Mar. 27  – Apr. 1, 2023Spring Break
Apr. 3, 2023Classes resume after Spring Break
May. 3 – 5, 2023Golden Week Holiday
May. 8, 2023Classes resume after Golden Week Holiday
Jun. 16, 2023Last day of academic school year (noon dismissal)
Jun. 19 – Jul. 7, 2023Summer School

School Fees

Our tuition & fees are fair and transparent. We also offer a Corporate Contribution Program (CCP).

School Tour

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Still wondering about our admissions process?

Check out our FAQS page or complete the inquiry form in order to receive additional information about our application process.

Apple Distinguised School

Tokyo International School is a non profit school, which is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
We are a fully authorized, International Baccalaureate World School, catering for students from Kindergarten 1 (four years old) to Grade 8 (fourteen years old).