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International education in the truest sense​​.

International Families​

The diversity within our student and parent community is arguably our greatest resource. Our families represent approximately sixty nationalities and a range of cultural backgrounds, languages and beliefs.

Our diversity provides our community with a rich opportunity to learn both with and from one another. Students develop an open-mind and develop an understanding that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Tokyo International School Students Nationalities

01.USA 02.Japan 03.Australia
04.South Korea 05.Sweden
06.United Kingdom 07.Netherlands
08.India 09.Canada 10.Italia
11.China 12.France 13.Switzerland
14.Other countries

International Staff​

Present TIS teachers nationalities

01.USA 02.Australia 03.Japan 
04.New Zealand 05.United Kingdom
06.Canada 07.Denmark 08.France
09.India 10.Belgium
11.Philippines 12.Poland 13.Spain

Our staff is also international; both by passport and also via experience. The majority of our staff have lived, worked and/or grown up in several different countries. Our staff possess intercultural competence; the ability to function effectively across cultures.

Most TIS staff speak additional languages.

"To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect"
International Baccalaureate Mission Statement

International Programs & Approaches

Our curriculum, teaching and learning methodology is international.

Students learn about big ideas, skills and strategies which transcend cultures and political boundaries. Students are encouraged to empathize, critique and consider a range of perspectives as they learn.

Staff not only teach this, they model this in and beyond the classroom.

International Resources ​

Our physical, virtual, texts and human resources are international.

Students have access to multilingual and multicultural resources. Teachers choose materials which uncover our students’ personal identities and the beliefs and cultures of others.

Our resources celebrate diversity, challenge stereotypes and opens our students’ minds.

Our Japanese host culture is an important, vibrant and rich resource which we utilize regularly.

TIS Fun fact 1


of our students can speak at least two languages

TIS Fun fact 7


of our teachers has a street in Australia named after her

TIS Fun fact 11


teachers used to be Disney characters at Disneyland Florida

TIS Fun fact 12


teachers and one maintenance man are Japanese qualified ski instructors

TIS Fun fact 9


of our staff has lived in three different countries

TIS Fun fact 5


of our teachers studied Maori language class at university

TIS Fun fact 8


of our students have at least one non-Japanese relative

TIS Fun fact 4


of the TIS Family Community members have at least one child at Tokyo International School

TIS Fun fact 10


of our staff can eat extremely spicy foods

TIS Fun fact 3


of our teachers can sing in five different languages

TIS Fun fact 2


staff member once had pop star Prince hold the door for her

TIS Fun fact 6


of our staff members once tickled a cheetah until she purred in Kenya

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).