Best Schools January 10, 2017

Best International Schools in Japan

Why study in Japan?

Japan offers expat families a life in a fascinating country that combines modern and exciting cities such as Tokyo and Osaka with the historical and traditional rural countrysides of places such as Kyoto and Matsumoto.

Japan’s population is estimated at around 127 million. There are currently around 2 million expats living in Japan with an estimated 75% of these being from neighboring Asian countries.

Economy

Japan is the third largest national economy in the world, after the United States and China, in terms of nominal GDP, and the fourth largest national economy in the world, after the United States, China and India, in terms of purchasing power parity.

Language

Public and private schools generally require students to take Japanese language classes as well as English language courses.

Climate

The climate of Japan is predominantly temperate, but varies greatly from north to south. Japan’s geographical features divide it into six principal climatic zones: Hokkaido, Sea of Japan, Central Highland, Seto Inland Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Ryukyu Islands.

International Education

Japan is home of many international schools offering first class education and many different curricula to choose from. International schools are popular with expatriate parents, bicultural families where one of the parents is an expatriate, internationally-minded Japanese parents, and parents with children with special educational needs.

Our selection of the best international schools in Japan

Schools in alphabetical order, no ranking:

Nagoya International School (NIS) is a diverse community of life-long learners who embody the values and beliefs of our mission and who endeavor to shape the world we share, from Nakashidami to all corners of the globe. The simple dream in 1964 of a place in Nagoya where children can learn within an English-language curriculum…

  • Minamihara-2686 Nakashidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 463-0002, Japan
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students:
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : -
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : -
  • Minamihara-2686 Nakashidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 463-0002, Japan
  • +81 52-736-2025

Nishimachi International School, located in a quiet suburb of central Tokyo, is a private, not for profit, coeducational K-9 school with a reputation for progressive, high quality 21st century education. Nishimachi’s educational philosophy is underpinned by a spirit of internationalism and a strong sense of humanity, and provides a supportive family-like environment for its students and staff.…

  • 2 Chome-14-7 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-0046, Japan
  • Co-Education
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 465
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 2'222'000 Yen
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 2'222'000 Yen

The British School in Tokyo (BST) is a truly international co-educational school with over 900 students aged between 3 and 18, located right in the centre of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Our most recent Inspection Report, in which we received the highest grade, Excellent, in all 8 categories at every…

  • 1 Chome Taishidō, Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō-to 154-8533, Japan
  • CoEducational
  • Day School
  • Number of students: 900
Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) :
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Send your request to those schools

The popular schools can have long waiting lists. We advise you to apply early in order to secure places, so make sure, that you start investigating well in advance. Then start approaching the schools’ admissions offices or use the world schools request function.