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
  • IB World School status: Primary Years Programme (PYP) authorization in 2011, Middle Years Programme (MYP) authorization in 2014, Diploma Programme (DP) authorization in 2017

Our Community

  • Grades: Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) to Grade 12 (age 18)
  • Student enrollment: 186 students from ages 3 to 16 representing 29 nationalities (Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam) (as of September 2016)
  • Staff: 30 staff members representing ten nationalities (Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, and United States) (as of September 2016)
  • 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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