Here are some quick facts about Tsukuba International School.

Our History

  • Established: 1992
  • Affliations: Member of the Japan Council of International Schools since 1998, Member of the Council of International Schools since 2015, Member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools since 2018
  • IB World School status: Primary Years Programme (PYP) authorization in 2011, Middle Years Programme (MYP) authorization in 2014, Diploma Programme (DP) authorization in 2017
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Council of International Schools in 2018

Our Community

  • Grades: Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) to Grade 12 (age 18)
  • Student enrollment: 300 students from ages 3 to 18 representing a variety of nationalities (Australia, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, etc.)
  • Staff: 37 staff members representing eight nationalities (Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and United States)
  • Class size: maximum of 20 students per grade


  • School calendar: Late August to late June (180 days)
  • School week: Monday to Friday
  • School hours: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm (pre-kindergarten), 3:05 pm (K-G5), and 4:05 pm (G6-G12)
  • Location: Kamigo 7846-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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