Admissions: Now Accepting Students for 2021-22 Academic Year

Tsukuba International School (TIS) is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2021-22 school year for pre-kindergarten (age 3) up to *Grade 11 (age 17).

Tsukuba International School (つくば・インターナショナル・スクール, TIS) is an IB World School in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. We offer a rich educational program for students from pre-kindergarten (age 3) to Grade 12 (age 18). We are authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit the International Baccalaureate website.

TIS was founded in September 1992 to provide an international education in English to students in the Tsukuba area. (Read more about our school history.) We offer preschool (ages 3 and 4), kindergarten (age 5), elementary school (Grades 1-5), middle school (Grades 6-10), and a high school (Grades 11-12). TIS is a non-profit, religiously-neutral organization.

If you are interested in learning more about our school, please use the menus to the right to explore our site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in English or Japanese. You can also get quick answers by looking at our list of frequently asked questions or filling out a form to request more information.

Thank you for your interest in our school and we look forward to your visit!

Tsukuba International School


*The Diploma Programme is a two-year programme that starts at the beginning of Grade 11 and finishes at the end of Grade 12. It is, therefore, very difficult for students to join our school as new students after the start of Grade 11. Also, since students need to make many important decisions about their courses before starting the Diploma Programme in Grade 11, it is better for students to already be at our school in Grade 10 so we can advise them on their choices.