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  Name:   K. International School Tokyo
  Location: Tokyo, Japan
  Type of Institution: Pre-K to Grade 12

K. International School Tokyo (KIST) is a private, co-educational, secular day school serving the international community of Tokyo from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Conveniently located just one minute from Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station, KIST offers an affordable international education to over 600 students representing around 50 different nationalities.


KIST is authorized as an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate and is one of only two schools in Japan to offer all three IB programs. KIST is also a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). Membership of these two organizations ensures high educational standards. In addition, KIST has been accredited as a school corporation by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

ImageThe curriculum at KIST follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). At all levels, an inquiry-based approach provides students with opportunities to take responsibility for their own learning. Traditional subjects are integrated where possible into units of inquiry that allow students to acquire knowledge and skills through the context of an ongoing search for meaning and understanding. English is used as the language of instruction with ESL support provided for students who need assistance in understanding course content.

Extra-curricular activities
In addition to the regular curriculum, students at KIST enjoy a variety of extra-curricular activities including a range of after-school sporting and cultural clubs, excursions, school concerts and festivals, camps, overseas summer schools and more. Students in the upper secondary school also have the opportunity to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program.

ImageAdmission to KIST is open to students of all nationalities. Enrolment decisions are based on the results of an interview for parents and an English test for students that assesses skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Factors such as the balance of nationalities, English abilities and genders in individual classes are also considered. Further information is available on the school's website.

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K. International School Tokyo Web Site

K. International School Tokyo
1-5-15 Shirakawa Koto ku
Tokyo 135-0021

Phone: +81-(0)3-3642-9993 (English)
Phone: +81-(0)3-3642-9992 (Japanese)
Fax: 81-3-3642-9994

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