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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥1,900,000
to: ¥2,000,000
Address: 4-8-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

American, Japanese, European, Korean, Australian, Indian, Russian, Chinese. etc

Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

All homeroom teachers are native speakers from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, EAL support is provided

Additional language classes offered by the school


Use of technology in the classroom

We have stand-alone ICT / coding subjects and all classes are equipped with smart boards, iPads and MacBook for the teachers to use in the classes. All Middle School students and G6 students bring their own laptop to the school. The teachers use a variety of technology and apps and web sites like Seesaw, Zoom, Mathletics, Google classroom, online library Raz-Kids, Fountas and Pinnell for guided reading and many online resources to vary students' learning experience.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we offered lessons through Zoom in times of emergencies like the recent COVID-19 quarantines. Our staff have already been trained for online education, we can do it again anytime if there is a need.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, daily homework is given for upper primary students. Generally, during holidays for lower primary, kindergarten, and PreK.

Approximate hours of homework given

It changes according to the classes. PreK, Kindergarten students are around 20 minutes, others are a little bit longer

Uniform required

Yes, there are two uniforms, a formal uniform and a PE uniform for PE lessons.

Waiting list

We have waiting lists for Kinder, G1-4 classes currently.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we screen the lower grade kids in the classes. We do assess new students` English(writing , reading and speaking) and Math levels for G2 and upper grades.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Half day of class observation , duration depends on students' situation. We check English and Math levels of prospective students for Primary and Middle school grades. Admission committee's interview with students and parents.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Because international schools accept students who may arrive in Japan from overseas at any time, applications for admission are accepted year-round. SIS Tokyo, as well, does not set a fixed application deadline. Interested applicants should first find out more about SIS Tokyo, such as by signing up for a school information session and fill out an advance registration form.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we recommend prospective parents to get started at the beginning of three terms.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

ISA Test

Results in these examinations


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we are a secular school and we welcome students from all races, religions, and cultures.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extra support is provided. Differentiated teaching strategies apply and additional classes are arranged.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, when needed

School start time


School finish time

3:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, up to 18:00 in the afternoon.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered


School provided lunches

Yes, parents can order lunches from KIWI KITCHEN, the catering service company.

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


Sports activities included

PE Classes, Swimming, Soccer class, Perceptual Motor Program. Sports day, Field trips, Indoor sport activities

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor as well as indoor sports facilities(Gymnasium), swimming pool as the nearby facility and Samezu Soccer Field as nearby facility.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Sports Day

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shinagawa International School is committed to follow and further develop the International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP Programme. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is followed from Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 6. SIS also offers a Middle School Inquiry Learning Programme for the students(G7-G9). The programme is an extension of our current Primary Years Programme (PYP). We are an IB PYP Authorized school. Other characteristics of our school are excellent multi-cultural environment, all native homeroom teachers, English, and Japanese Language Support, Low student-teacher ratio, Wide range of ASPs, Family-like atmosphere, Day Care.

Teaching approach of the school

Our mission is to provide a multicultural learning community which nurtures passion for academic, social, and personal success.

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