Tokyo
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

K. International School Tokyo

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: ¥2,654,000

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Number of students

630

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

Children of dual nationalities, most commonly Japanese and another nationality.

Ratio of local students to international students

To maintain a balance of nationalities, we have a limit of around 30% for any one nationality per grade.

Max. number of students per class

24 to 26

Average number of students per class

Varies

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, teaching assistants are employed for K1 (3 year olds) to Grade 1 classes.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

All teachers are native or near-native English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, we provide English language support for students who need additional assistance.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese

Use of technology in the classroom

We are a Microsoft Windows school with 2 technology labs and additional laptop computers for borrowing. Students from grades 9 through 12 are required to bring their own Windows-based laptop computer each day. The ways in which technology is used in the classroom is determined by individual teachers. We believe that being a global citizen requires knowledge and skills in the use of technology; however, the ability to function independently and act promptly in the real world also requires core knowledge and skills independent of technology.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

No specific expectations for K1 to K3. Expectations for grade 1 build over the year. For grades 2 to 5, approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. For grade 6 to 10, 1 to 1.5 hours. For grades 11 and 12, 2 to 2.5 hours.

Uniform required

Yes, the school has a comprehensive dress code.

Waiting list

Yes, for some classes.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All applicants complete an English test. Applicants for grades 4 and above also complete a mathematics test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Early January, however, we accept applications all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost 100%.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma examinations in grade 12.

Results in these examinations

Above the world average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes, we have 3 bus routes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Learning support offered

We are unable to accept applications from students with special learning needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Teachers provide differentiated experiences.

Student access to education psychologist

We have a student welfare counselor.

School start time

8:45 a.m.

School finish time

Mondays: 2:40 p.m. / Tuesdays - Fridays: 3:20 p.m. (Elementary), 3:40 p.m. (Secondary).

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, for K1 to K3 students only.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A variety of cultural, sporting and academic extra-curricular club activities are offered on a 3-cycle basis during the year. The types of clubs offered vary from cycle to cycle.

School provided lunches

Yes, the school cafe prepares meals from organic or near-organic produce.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Sports activities included

A variety of sports are offered.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor gymnasium, outdoor basketball court and playing field.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, there are sporting teams that compete against other schools in Tokyo.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

K. International School Tokyo provides highly motivated children from diverse cultural and social backgrounds with high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment to develop competent and moral individuals who make meaningful contributions to our global community.

Teaching approach of the school

As an IB world school fully authorized to offer the IB continuum (PYP, MYP, DP), we follow the approaches of the IB programs.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in JPY

Yearly fees: ¥1,834,000
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: ¥820,000
Total first year fees: ¥2,654,000
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: info@kist.ed.jp
School's webpage: www.kist.ed.jp
School's Fees webpage: www.kist.ed.jp/node/1191
Address: 1-5-15 Shirakawa Koto, Tokyo 135-0021 Japan