Tokyo International School
4-17-26 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0073, Japan
Tel: (+81) 3 5484 1160
Fax: (+81) 3 5484 1139
254 students, 3-12 yrs.
The mission of Tokyo International School (TIS) is to nurture confident,
open-minded, independently thinking, well-balanced inquirers for
The founding family opened Tokyo International School to provide
an international child centered education for their own children.
They opened the pre-school in 1994, the elementary school in 1997,
and will open the middle school in August of 2003.
Tokyo International School is a co-educational non-denominational
school with over 250 students from over 35 countries ranging from
pre-school through elementary school located in central Tokyo. The
pre-school has a maximum 6:1 student/teacher ratio and the elementary
school has a maximum 15:1 student/teacher ratio.
At Tokyo International School students study through exploring
six units of inquiry each school year. They will be asked what they
currently know about each topic, what they would like to learn,
and will discover the answers to their questions with the teacher
as their facilitator.
The curriculum has been developed using curriculum models from
the United States of America, England, Canada, Australia and New
Tokyo International School is a child- and family-centered school.
Parental-involvement in the various facets of school life is considered
a necessity and promotes a common bond which draws together the
diverse backgrounds and talents represented in the school.