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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥2,200,000
to: ¥2,400,000
This school has more than one campus in Tokyo:
SIS Main Campus: Ages 8 to 16

Address: 3 Chome-6-21 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0004, Japan

SIS Seaside Campus: Ages 3 to 8

Address: 4-8-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 40

Most common nationality

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

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers

All homeroom teachers are native speakers from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, EAL support is provided

Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

From Preschool to Grade 2, we have team teachers in each classroom.

Use of technology in the classroom

We have stand-alone STEM/Coding subjects and all classes are equipped with smart boards, iPads, and MacBooks for the teachers and students to use in the classes. All Secondary School students bring their own laptops to school. The teachers use a variety of technology and apps and websites like Toddle, 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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

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

External examinations or assessments available

MAP, WIDA testing

Results in these examinations


Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, weekly homework is given to primary and secondary students.

Approximate hours of homework given

It changes according to the classes. PreK, Kindergarten students are around 20 minutes per day, primary students are a little bit longer. The secondary students have different amounts of homework according to each subject area.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We enroll high school students by September 2023 and will have the first graduates by June 2026.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extra support is provided by the team teachers and/or support teachers. Differentiated teaching strategies apply and additional classes are arranged.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have school counselors.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we screen the lower-grade kids in the classes. We do assess new students` English through MAP tests (writing, reading, and speaking) and Math levels for Grade 1 and upper grades.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We do student-parent interviews and MAP tests for level checks on related grades. We check the English and Math levels of prospective students for Primary and Secondary School grades. Admission committee's interview with students and parents.

Waiting list

Depending on the school terms, we do have waiting lists for some classes.

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 filling out an application form.

Students can join after academic year begins

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

School start time


School finish time

3:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, up to 18:00 in the afternoon.

School bus service available

Yes, we have 7 school bus routes.

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)

Yes, there are options for those who need special diets.

Uniform required

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

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of ASP programs: we have ballet, swimming, calligraphy, robotics, karate, dance, guitar, soccer, basketball, drama, chess, arts and craft, origami, and coding, etc. We have badminton, soccer, and table tennis teams currently.

Sports activities included

PE Classes, swimming, soccer class, and perceptual motor program. Sports day, Field trips, Indoor sports activities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Sports Day, some tournaments/competitions with other international schools. There are in-house competitions at the school.

Facilities at the school

Music room, art room, library, science lab, and gymnasiums at both 2 campuses.

Sports facilities at the school

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

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our dynamic school community comprises more than 40 different nationalities, providing us with a rich blend of experiences and cultures. Located near Shinagawa Seaside Station, the Seaside Campus offers Preschool classes (Ages 3 and 4), a Kindergarten, and a Primary School (Grades 1-2).

Shinagawa International School (SIS) in Tokyo is currently an IB DP Candidate School and an authorized MYP School, implementing the MYP/DP curriculum framework. The MYP serves as a continuum of the IB Primary Years Programme, allowing students to further develop the skills, knowledge, and attributes they begin acquiring in primary school. In the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year, SIS Main Campus will provide classes for Grades 3 to 10, followed by G11 starting from August 2024, and G12 from August 2025.

Teaching approach of the school

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

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