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Welcome: Yokoso
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Welcome: Yokoso
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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 380+ students represent sixty 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. The 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

22

Max Kindergarten to G5

22

Max Grade 6 to 10

2023-2024
Primary Years ProgrammeKindergarten5 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018
Grade 16 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017
Grade 27 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016
Grade 38 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2015
Grade 49 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2014
Grade 510 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2012 – Aug. 31, 2013
Middle Years ProgrammeGrade 611 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2012
Grade 712 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2010 – Aug. 31, 2011
Grade 813 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2009 – Aug. 31, 2010
Grade 914 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2008 – Aug. 31, 2009
Grade 1015 by Aug. 31, 2023Sept. 1, 2007 – Aug. 31, 2008
2024-2025
Primary Years ProgrammeKindergarten5 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2019
Grade 16 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018
Grade 27 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017
Grade 38 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2015 – Aug. 31, 2016
Grade 49 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2015
Grade 510 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2013 – Aug. 31, 2014
Middle Years ProgrammeGrade 611 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2012 – Aug. 31, 2013
Grade 712 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2012
Grade 813 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2010 – Aug. 31, 2011
Grade 914 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2009 – Aug. 31, 2010
Grade 1015 by Aug. 31, 2024Sept. 1, 2008 – Aug. 31, 2009

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 makeup 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.

Key School Dates

Aug. 21, 2023Orientation for New Students & Families
Aug. 22, 2023First School Day for All Students
Aug. 25, 2023Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school)
Sep. 22, 2023Professional Development (no school)
Sep. 27, 2023Virtual Open House (12:00 – 1:00pm)
Oct. 16 – 20, 2023Fall Break
Nov. 7, 2023Virtual Open House (9:30 – 10:30am)
Nov. 9, 2023Parent-Teacher Conferences (noon dismissal)
Nov. 10, 2023Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school)
Dec. 1, 2023Professional Development (no school)
Dec. 15, 2023Last Day of School Before Winter Break (noon dismissal)
Dec. 18, 2023 – Jan. 5, 2024Winter Break
Jan. 26, 2024 PYP Conferences (no school for PYP students)
Feb. 19 – 23, 2024 Mid Winter Break + Professional Development (no school)
Mar. 25 – 29, 2024 Spring Break
Apr. 19, 2024 Student Led Conferences (no school)
Apr. 20, 2024 Cherry Blossom Fair (proposed)
May. 1 – 3, 2024 Golden Week Holiday
May. 31, 2024 Professional Development (no school)
Jun. 14, 2024 Last Day of Academic School Year (noon dismissal)
Jun. 17 – Jul. 5, 2024 Summer School
Aug. 19, 2024Orientation for New Students & Families
Aug. 20, 2024First School Day for All Students
Aug. 23, 2023Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school)
Sep. 16, 2024School Holiday
Sep. 27, 2024Professional Development (no school)
Oct. 14 – 18, 2024Fall Break
Nov. 7, 2024Parent-Teacher Conferences (noon dismissal)
Nov. 8, 2024Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school)
Nov. 29, 2024Professional Development (no school)
Dec. 13, 2024Last Day of School Before Winter Break (noon dismissal)
Dec. 14, 2024 – Jan. 5, 2025Winter Break
Jan. 24, 2025 PYP Conferences (no school for PYP students)
Feb. 17 – 21, 2025 Mid Winter Break + Professional Development (no school)
Mar. 24 – 31, 2025 Spring Break
Apr. 18, 2025 Student Led Conferences (no school)
May. 16, 2025 School Holiday
May. 30, 2025 Professional Development (no school)
Jun. 13, 2024 Last Day of Academic School Year (noon dismissal)
Jun. 16 – Jul. 4, 2025 Summer School

School Fees

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

School Tour & Open House

Thank you for your interest in Tokyo International School. Interested in visiting us in-person? Click to VISIT US.

Virtual Open House events are held a few times a year. It is a chance for interested parents to learn about our programs, teaching approaches, community, values, and facilities while chatting with our Leadership and Admissions teams. Please visit our website again for future Open House events and registration information.

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).