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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 14
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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 13 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥2,607,000
to: ¥2,717,000
This school has more than one campus in Tokyo:
Yoyogi Campus: Ages 6 to 14

Address: 5-67-5, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 Japan

Tomigaya Campus: Ages 4 to 6

Address: 1-15-12, Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0063 Japan

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English speaking teachers

All teaching staff are Native English Speakers

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yoyogi International School offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to non-native speakers to further enhance their language skills.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese Language and Culture are featured highly in the curriculum.
The Japanese language program is offered as the Japanese Foreign Language (JFL) class or the Kokugo class. Students in the Kokugo class will have native level spoken Japanese. The Japanese class (KOKUGO) is taught under Japanese national curriculum and textbook, exactly the same program as Japanese elementary schools.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for Pre-Kindergarten

Use of technology in the classroom

IT is integrated across the curriculum. Each student has their own Mac Book Air, which is used to publish work, create presentations, and also as a tool to research social studies, science and art topics.

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)

The school has provisions for virtual learning for any unforeseen circumstances.

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

Yoyogi International School does not discriminate against any persons on the basis of gender, race, religion, e

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

All incoming students are subject to a Mathematics and English test.

Waiting list

Availability and waitlists depend on the enrollment of a given grade level, please enquire for further information.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

YIS offers an extended hours babysitting program from 3-5 pm.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

In partnership with a lunch catering service

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Ballet, Coding, Taekwondo, Soccer, ESL, Drama, Ukulele, Sports Club, Art

Sports activities included

Physical education, Music, Japanese

Facilities at the school

2 Libraries (One per campus)
Multi-purpose Hall

Sports facilities at the school

Outside playground, indoor gymnasium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Yoyogi International School provides a first-class education with a totally unique curriculum for international students from around the world age 1 1/2 to 11 years old.
Yoyogi International School was founded in 1999 with the vision of providing the children of the international community in Tokyo with a high-quality early childhood education. The School quickly earned a reputation of providing excellent international education, and proudly became one of the most prestigious early learning centers in Tokyo. Yoyogi International School has since extended its' high-quality, enriching program to primary education.

YIS embraces the needs of every child by providing a warm, secure and nurturing environment where children gain independence, motivation, develop critical thinking skills and integrity that are essential for the global society in the 21st century.

Teaching approach of the school

Yoyogi International School's well-developed curriculum incorporates important philosophies and goals from leading educational curriculums to prepare all children for any education system around the world;

- The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate's Prmary Years Programme (IB PYP)
- UK National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and the Early Year Foundation Stage
- US Common Core State Standards
- US State Guidelines (New York and Massachusetts Board of Education)
- National Education Technology Standards from the International Society for Technology (IT Curriculum only)

YIS curriculum covers eight subject areas:
- Language and Literacy
- Mathematics
- Science
- Social Studies
- Physical Development
- Japanese
- Social and Emotional Development
- IT (Primary Program only)

To deliver these curriculums, YIS utilizes the following programs that are used in classrooms in the US, UK and international schools around the world.
- Everyday Mathematics
- Letters and Sounds
- Write Source
- Harcourt Science


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