International school in Minato Ward, Tokyo! Will it be eligible for free payment?
Tokyo's Minato Ward, known as a high-end residential area, is home to the embassies of more than 60 countries, and many foreigners choose the Minato Ward area to live in Japan.
Minato Ward has many international schools, so it is also suitable for families with children who want to have them receive an English education.
This time we have summarized international schools and preschools in Minato Ward.
We will also introduce property information sites recommended for foreigners looking for a place to live, as well as information on free tuition at international schools.
4 international schools in Minato Ward
Among the international schools in Minato-ku, Tokyo, we would like to introduce four schools that have plans to become integrated elementary school, junior high school, and high school schools.
Tokyo International School
Tokyo International School is an accredited school with International Baccalaureate elementary and secondary programs.
There are also plans to open a high school, and students can choose from a wide range of courses, including kindergarten and after school.
|address||2-13-6 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||4 to 14 years old|
|Tuition fee||2,630,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Tokyo International School|
Montessori School of Tokyo
Montessori School of Tokyo is an international school that practices Montessori education, an educational method based on children's self-education abilities.
It is known as the first school in Asia to adopt Montessori education, and there are plans to open a high school.
|address||2-1-18 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||2 to 15 years old|
|Tuition fee||2,410,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||The Montessori School of Tokyo|
Laurus International School of Science
Laurus International School of Science is the only international school in Japan that specializes in science and offers science classes every day.
The high school is scheduled to open in September 2025.
|address||Shiba Kokusai Building 7th to 10th floors, 4-1-30 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Elementary, Middle School, High School)|
6-13-14 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Aoyama School)
|Target age||3 to 18 years old|
|Tuition fee||2,300,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Laurus International School|
Capital Tokyo International (CTIS)
Capital Tokyo International (CTIS) is an international school that opened in April 2022 and creates learning programs based on a curriculum certified by an international educational organization.
By providing trilingual education in Japanese, English, and Chinese, we bring out the various potentials of children.
Kindergarten is scheduled to open in April 2024, and high school in April 2026.
|address||4th floor, Minamiazabu Shibuya Building, 4-11-30 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||6 years old (planned to be 17 years old)|
|Tuition fee||1,870,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Capital Tokyo International|
6 international preschools in Minato Ward
We will introduce 6 international preschools in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Eaton House International Preschool Tokyo
Eaton House is a world-class international school with schools in 12 countries around the world, including Singapore, China, and India.
It is unique in that it has immersion classes in English and Chinese.
|address||9-2-16 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||15 months to 6 years old|
|Tuition fee||1,018,600 yen (example)|
|Official site||Eaton House International Preschool Tokyo|
Château de Bambini Mottesori School
Château de Bambini Mottesori School is an international school where you can receive a home-like education by teachers with Montessori qualifications.
In addition to programs based on the Montessori educational method, there are also special programs to learn Japanese culture, hula dancing, ukulele, etc.
|address||2-8-18 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 2F & 3F|
|Target age||10 months to 6 years old|
|course||Bumblebee Class／Ladybug Class／Butterfly Class|
|Tuition fee||390,000 yen~/Per Session|
|Official site||RED Bambini Montessori International School|
Aira International School
Aira International School is an international school that prioritizes learning styles that are tailored to each child's individuality.
We have created a curriculum that focuses on the three elements that make you feel alive: Music, Art, and Nature.
|address||5-13-28-102 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||1 to 6 years old|
|course||Nursery Class／Preschool Class／Kindergarten Class|
|Tuition fee||1,500,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Ayla International School|
Go Global Inter Kids
Go Global Inter Kids is an international school that uses STEM education, a curriculum originating from overseas.
Using products from American-based educational toy manufacturer Lakeshore, we create an environment where children can enjoy learning in a game-like manner.
|address||Yoshiwa Mita Tsunasaka Building 2F, 2-7-7 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||1.6 to 12 years old|
|Tuition fee||1,728,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Go Global Inter Kids|
Seven Seas International School
Seven Seas International School is an international school where even children who cannot speak English can learn as if they were studying abroad.
With our unique three-class system that gradually expands the scope of study, we have created an environment where students can master solid English proficiency and education for gifted children.
|address||Tokyo Tobari Building 1st floor, 1-17-6 Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||1 and a half to 5 years old (age available for taking the exam)|
|course||Beginner class (A1) / Intermediate class (A2) / Advanced class (B)|
|Tuition fee||1,880,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Seven Seas International School|
Children's House Montessori School
Children's House Montessori School is a major international school with schools in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, etc.
We are a small school, so each child is given individualized care.
|address||3-1-23 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Target age||1 to 6 years old|
|course||Infant Program/Primary Program/After School|
|Tuition fee||1,596,000 yen (example)|
|Official site||Children's House Montessori School|
Are international schools eligible for free tuition?
Some international schools are eligible for free early childhood education and childcare.
Under the Cabinet Office's "New Child and Childcare Support System," from October 1, 2019, children aged 3 to 5 who use kindergartens, daycare centers, certified childcare facilities, etc. will be eligible for free usage fees. Ta.
However, since international schools are equivalent to "unlicensed childcare facilities," they are actually "reduced" rather than "free."
To be eligible for free (reduced) fees
To be eligible for free (reduced) childcare, you must receive certification from the municipality where you live that childcare is necessary.
You will need to meet employment requirements such as working 46 hours or more per month, so it is a good idea to check with your municipality.
What is the amount that will be waived (reduced)?
For children between the ages of 3 and 5, monthly payments up to 37,000 yen are free.
Additionally, children aged 0 to 2 from households exempt from resident tax will be free of charge up to 42,000 yen per month.
This time we introduced an international school located in Minato Ward, Tokyo.
Tuition fees at international schools are higher than those at regular schools.
Why not contact the school of your choice in order to be eligible for free tuition (reduced tuition)?