Tuition Guide to International Schools in Azabu Juban

Considering sending your kids to an international school in Azabu?

Azabu Juban is home to many international schools, universities, and foreign embassies. For many expat parents, the great reputation and safe living conditions make it an attractive location. Are you an expat parent searching for international schools in the Azabu Juban area? Here is the ultimate tuition guide for the most prestigious international schools.

Foreign Embassy Building in Azabu, Japan

As a global business hub, international schools in Azabu Juban are plentiful. Many expat parents find the best schools offering an international curriculum. After sizing down the options with high-quality education, what comes next is the tuition fee for each school.

  • Tokyo International School
  • The Montessori School of Tokyo
  • Nishimachi International School
  • The American School in Japan

Tuition is one of the biggest expenses for expat families living in Japan, with annual fees going high as millions of yen. The average international school from this article costs at least ¥2,000,000 annually. The tuition steadily increases in cost with the age and level of the child. For new students, besides tuition, registration and development fees are often required.


Tokyo International School

Annual Tuition Fees – 2021-2022 School Year

Kindergarten 1 – Grade 5Building Fee¥100,000
Tuition¥2,580,000
Grade 6 – Grade 8Building Fee¥100,000
Tuition¥2,630,000
School Fees (Annual Payment) – 2021-2022 School Year

One Time Fees for New Students – 2021-2022 Year

New Students OnlyApplication Fee¥20,000
Registration Fee¥300,000
Development Fee¥600,000
One Time Fees (Non Refundable)
  • For returning students, annual school fees must be paid in full by April 30th 2021.
  • For newly enrolling students, school fees are due in full based on the advised acceptance letter dates.
  • Term 1: August 23rd – December 17th 2021, Term 2: January 10th – March 25th 2022, Term 3: April 4th – Jun 17th 2022 (Dates subject to change)
  • Term payment and withdrawal notice must be completed by April 30th 2021 (Term 1), Oct. 31st 2021 (Term 2), January 31st 2022 (Term 3)

The Montessori School of Tokyo

Annual Tuition Fees

Days/WeekPer Year
Little People, Sunshine and Elementary Programmes5 (Monday to Friday)¥2,350,000
Middle School Programme5 (Monday to Friday)¥2,450,000
School Fees (Annual Payment)

One Time Fees for New Students

New Students OnlyApplication Fee¥20,000
Registration Fee¥300,000 
Building Development Fee¥500,000
One Time Fees (Non Refundable)
  • All fees are exclusive of consumption tax.
  • Tuition fees include educational and other materials, annual building maintenance fee and all field trips.
  • At the Lower Elementary level, the annual camping trip and the winter activity day are also included in the tuition fees.
  • At the Upper Elementary level,  the annual camping trip and the three day ski trip are also included in the tuition fees.
  • At the Middle School level, all overnight excursions, camping trips, and outdoor activities are also included in the tuition fees.
  • 10% Sibling Discount is granted on tuition fees for the third and subsequent children enrolling together.

Nishimachi International School

Annual Tuition Fees

Tuition¥2,440,000
Education Enhancement Fee¥200,000
School Growth Fund Fee¥200,000
School Fees (Annual Payment)

One Time Fee for New Students

New Students OnlyApplication Fee¥25,000
Registration Fee¥300,000
Building Maintenance Fee¥750,000
One Time Fee (Non Refundable)
  • Once the completed application is received, a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay the application fee will be sent. 

The American School in Japan

Annual Tuition Fees – 2021-2022 School Year

Tuition (refundable)Capital AssessmentBus Service to Chofu Campus (optional, refundable)
Nursery-Pre-K¥2,595,000¥220,000¥350,000
Kinder-Grade 5¥2,605,000
Grade 6-8¥2,705,000
Grade 9-12¥2,750,000
School Fees (Annual Payment)

One Time Fee for New Students – 2021-2022 Year

New Students OnlyApplication Fee¥20,000
Registration Fee¥300,000
Building Maintenance Fee¥900,000
One Time Fee

Tuition and fees, except the application fee, are due in full upon receipt of the school’s invoice. Individuals who are paying from personal funds may inquire about an installment plan through the Accounting Office. (view detailed schedule of tuition and fees)


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