The Best Known Tokyo Primary and Secondary Schools

Tokyo is known around the world as the capital of Japan, the third largest economy of the world and a leading G-7 nation. It is one of the most international cities in the world owing to its important position and has a fair number of expatriate residents. 

The city has  fantastic infrastructure, including some of the best primary school and secondary schools anywhere. Let us get a low down on the best known of these Tokyo primary schools and secondary schools.

1. Global Indian International School, Tokyo

Global Indian International School Tokyo is one of the best known of the international schools in the region. It boasts four well appointed campuses catering to the educational needs of students from pre nursery to grade 10. The teachers employed by the school are some of the most well qualified and experienced anywhere.

The school believes in providing a totally holistic education encompassing academics as well as a range of extra and co curricular activities. GIIS Tokyo provides its students with some of the most sought after curricula that include Global Montessori Plus, Cambridge CLSP, Cambridge IGCSE, CBSE, International Baccalaureate Primary Years and International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The school is extremely popular amongst the expats living in Tokyo, especially the Indian one for the world class standard education provided by the school. 

2. New International School of Japan

New International School of Japan is a well known bi-lingual school imparting education in English and Japanese. The school was founded in 2001 and provides world class holistic education to children from the age of 3 to grade 12. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). It is also a member of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS), the Tokyo Association of International Preschools (TAIP) and the Progressive Education Network (PEN). The school is particularly popular with students of dual nationality (Japanese and another one).

New International School of Japan seeks to implement Scotland;s curriculum for excellence to ensure that all the students receive education that is on par with the best anywhere.

Everything about the school ranging from infrastructure to teachers is out of the top drawer to ensure that the students learn, grow and develop in the very best possible manner.

3. American School in Japan

American School in Japan is one of the best known international schools in Tokyo offering world class education to children in the 6 to 18 years age group. The school, as the name might suggest, follows an American curriculum and provides an American High School Diploma to those who complete their schooling at the institution.  The school was founded way back in 1902 and boasts a sprawling modern campus with state of the art facilities including a 570 seat theatre as well as a Japanese cultural centre.

The school has fantastic teachers who ensure that each child learns, grows and develops to the best of their abilities. 50% of the students at the school are American and as many as three fourth of its graduates go to the US, while the rest of them head to Canada, UK and Europe. Others go to Asia or remain in Japan. The school is a coeducational one catering to the educational needs of 1735 boys and girls.


The best known international primary and secondary school in Tokyo are a lifeline for expat residents as it allows their children to receive education similar to what they would have back home.


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