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Columbia International School Japan Private School

Address: 153 Matsugo, Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture 359-0027

Description Columbia International School Japan Private School

  • Year of foundation: 1988
  • Location: Saitama Prefecture (near the Tokyo Shinjuku district), Japan
  • Age: From 4 to 18 years old
  • Type of facility: private school
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: joint
  • Accommodation: residence.
  • Columbia International School Japan is a prestigious private school located in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo. The school started its activity in 1988, and for this time has established itself as an exclusively professional educational institution with a high quality of education provided. The school is accredited by the Japanese Board of Education and the Ontario Ministry of Education, Canada, and is accredited by the School Association of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school also has membership in prestigious organizations such as:

  • Association for Supervision and Development of Educational Programs (ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • The Japanese Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (JASCD (Japan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
  • Tokyo Association of International Preschools (Tokyo Association of International Preschools)
  • The Japanese Council of International Schools (Japan Council of International Schools).
  • At present, there are four main departments for children in the school:

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary school (Elementary)
  • High School (Junior School)
  • High School.
  • In addition to the main departments, there are also additional programs in the school:

  • Weekend group (classes on Saturdays)
  • Summer school (summer camp).
  • The education system in the school is organized according to the Canadian model, promotes the personal growth of each student and instills a sense of social responsibility. Teachers teach children critical and creative thinking, global perception of the world and internationality, and develop the skills necessary to obtain after school and higher education. The teaching staff of the school is mixed, all teachers have a university education (most of the teachers are Canadian citizens). In addition to the English language, which is the language of instruction, students also study the Japanese language. The school provides its students with all the opportunities necessary for academic and creative growth, and has partnerships with many universities in Japan, Canada, Australia, the United States, Europe and other countries. The great advantage of high school graduates is that they receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is one of the most prestigious documents about secondary education worldwide. Graduates of the school, thanks to their training, enter prestigious higher educational institutions and receive a high-quality higher education.

    The school is located near Tokyo, and has on its campus several buildings and facilities, which accommodate all the necessary audiences and facilities, including laboratories and sports facilities. In the immediate vicinity of the main buildings there is a residence for children who live on the school grounds. For each child, exceptionally comfortable conditions are created here, teachers and school staff provide children with all the necessary help and support around the clock. Considering also the high quality of education and adaptive extra-curricular activities, one can be calm for the child - within the walls of the school, he will feel at home.

    Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Columbia International School Japan Private School

    Program name
    from 2 777 898 jpy / year


  • Age: 4-5 years
  • 2 years of study.
  • The kindergarten program is provided for children aged 4 to 5 years, and provides a good basis for further education. Teachers appreciate the uniqueness of each child and support him throughout the training. Children learn in a safe and caring environment, which contributes to the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each child. Children are in the kindergarten every day from Monday to Friday from 8:40 to 16:00. Classes include:

  • personal and social development
  • language classes
  • mathematics
  • science and technology
  • physical activity, exercise
  • art.
  • Parents of children have the opportunity to actively participate in the life of the kindergarten and their children - they attend classes, take part in the organization of various events, are constantly in contact with educators and teachers. In general, the kindergarten of the school provides an excellent basis for further development and education of children. After the kindergarten, children can go to the elementary school.

    The cost of visiting the kindergarten = 546000yen / semester, 1575000yen / year.

    Primary school (Elementary) (grades 1-6).

    Primary school covers the period from 1 to 6 years of study. The program is designed specifically so that students begin the process of their development painlessly in the school system. Each elementary school student is in a healthy and safe environment, is engaged, receives all possible assistance and support. The small size of the classes and the professionalism of the teachers make it possible to approach the physical, social, emotional and academic development of each individual student in a complex manner. Particular attention is paid to language development, children are engaged in both English and Japanese. Students are also actively involved in social and social life, taking part in the activities of various clubs, social and cultural events, social events and extra-curricular activities. Parents can take an active part in the life of the school and collaborate with teachers to adjust the learning process and create the most favorable environment for their child.

    The cost of education in elementary school (Elementary) (grades 1-6) = 546000jen / semester, 1575000jen / year.

    from 2 852 897 jpy / year

    Secondary school (Junior school) (7-9 grade).

    The secondary school (junior school) covers the period from the 7th to the 9th grade. The program is designed for both students already proficient in English, and for those who need language support (for the latter the training programs differ in a large number of English a week). A small class size and professional teaching staff provide individual attention to language and academic needs, as well as to the personal growth and development of each student. Students actively use the online resources of the school to support their studies. During this period, the students begin to study the subjects in-depth, and evaluate which of them are the most interesting to them. Also, students and their parents take an active part in the life of the school and their community, which helps them become more determined, successful and not afraid of entering adulthood.

    The cost of training in the secondary school (Junior School) (7-9 grade) = 546000yen / semester, 1575000yen / year.

    from 2 852 897 jpy / year

    High School (10-12 grade).

    The high school program covers the period from 10 to 12 classes of study. At this time, students actively study the subjects and disciplines necessary for further admission to higher educational institutions. Teachers of the senior school are actively engaged in pupils for the full disclosure of their talents and abilities, mastering the school curriculum and comprehensive development of the individual. Students continue to study English and Japanese languages, mathematics, science, creativity and art. Much attention is paid to the development of professional skills and skills in choosing the future direction of education and work. Upon graduation, students receive a prestigious Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Most of the school's graduates continue their education in the best educational institutions around the world.

    The cost of training in high school (10-12 grade) = 546000yen / semester, 1575000yen / year.

    20.07.2020 -14.08.2020
    from 103 719 jpy / week

    Summer School.

    Participation in the summer school (summer camp) is a great opportunity for children to have fun and usefully with the company of peers from around the world. The school is held in July-early August, and can last from 1 to 5 weeks (to choose from). The school has a division into 5 age groups:

  • Preschoolers: age from 3 to 6 years
  • Junior students: 1st and 2nd grade
  • Middle primary education group: 3rd and 4th year of study
  • Senior elementary education group: 5 and 6 year of study
  • Juniors: 7th, 8th and 9th grade.
  • The training program includes classes in English and Japanese, general education subjects (mathematics, science, sociology, international studies, art), creative and entertainment activities. Participants of the summer school get maximum useful knowledge and actively rest, get acquainted with the culture of the country and make new friends. Participation in the summer program is also recommended for those children who start schooling, as it gives an opportunity to get acquainted with the teachers, the school and its education system.

    The cost of participation in the summer school program:

  • Week = 50000jpy
  • 2 weeks = 100,000 yen
  • 3 weeks = 150000yen
  • 4 weeks = 200,000 yen
  • 5 weeks = 250000yen.
  • Saturday School.

    Saturday school (day off school) is designed for children from the age of 3 years and up to 6 grade. Classes are held every Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and include language lessons, classes in general education subjects, various recreational activities. Children are engaged in small groups of 10-15 people, which are formed by age. In the Saturday school, both school pupils and other children can take part. The Saturday school is a great opportunity to spend time with pleasure and use, to tighten the level of the language and make new friends.

    The cost of participating in the Sabbath School program is 90000jen / semester, 270000yen / year.

    Accommodation and food

    The school offers all its students a comfortable and safe accommodation in the student hostel. The building of the hostel was built in 2000, it has three floors and is distinguished by a high level of comfort. The hostel is located about an 8-minute walk from the main school premises. Thanks to the well-coordinated and high-quality work and high level of responsibility of the employees, schoolchildren feel at home here. The administrator and the staff are in the building around the clock, in order to solve all the issues that arise. Characteristics of accommodation:

  • A modern well-equipped hostel building
  • 1, 2, 3 or more students in the room
  • Spacious, bright rooms with necessary furniture (bed, work area, chairs, wardrobes for clothes and personal belongings)
  • Bathrooms on each floor
  • Common kitchen areas, laundry
  • Cleaning services (for a fee)
  • A complex of the latest security systems, including a fire alarm system, an emergency alert system and access to the room through a fingerprint scan
  • Internet and TV
  • 24-hour support service.
  • The meals of the students include breakfast and dinner every day from Monday to Saturday (lunch takes place at the school itself). Also on the floors are special vending machines for the sale of food and beverages.

    The cost of accommodation and meals (breakfast and dinner at the residence) you can check with our specialists.

    The cost of meals in school (lunch) is 30,000 yen / semester, 90000 yen / year (for all students at all levels of study).

    Subjects, specialties

    Subjects list: art, business, Computer skills, English, French, humanitarian sciences, maths, Physical culture and sports sciences, Study of business strategy, World languages

    Events Columbia International School Japan Private School

    During schooling, much attention is paid to sports and creative education. Students are engaged in various sports, participate in competitions of various levels. Among sports are available:

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Run
  • Gymnastics
  • Training apparatus
  • Mini football.
  • Students actively engage in various types of creativity, develop their talents. The school created ideal conditions for the creative development of the individual, school specialists are highly qualified and are able to find an approach to each child. Available types of creativity:

  • Acting / drama
  • Theatrical art
  • Painting, drawing
  • Architecture, sculpture
  • Singing, playing musical instruments.
  • The school regularly arranges sightseeing and tourist trips for prefectures and cities of Japan for its students. Various events of the "weekend", meetings with representatives of art, business are arranged; pupils also attend various exhibitions, theaters, cinemas, performances.


  • High academic performance
  • Education programs are accredited by special commissions for education by Canada and Japan
  • The school is a member of several prestigious educational organizations
  • Highly qualified teaching staff
  • The school operates all levels of education - from kindergarten to high school
  • Graduates receive a prestigious diploma of secondary education - Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD))
  • Graduates of the school annually enter prestigious institutions of higher education all over the world
  • The school is located near the capital of Japan - Tokyo
  • Equipping the school with the best standards.
  • Equipment Columbia International School Japan Private School

    The school is located on the territory of the picturesque campus (Columbia International School Tokorozawa campus), 20 minutes drive northwest of Shinjuku (Tokyo). On the campus are the main building, additional buildings, sports facilities, a hostel, guest houses, parking lots. The equipment of all campus buildings is at a high level and corresponds to the most modern standards. The complex of buildings and structures includes:

  • Audiences for classes (spacious and bright rooms with comfortable work places)
  • Administrative rooms, lecture halls for teachers and staff
  • Scientific laboratory (special attention is paid to IT-technologies)
  • Library
  • Computer Center
  • Art Room
  • Large and small sports halls
  • Residence for pupils living in the school
  • Canteen
  • Multi-purpose audiences
  • Music class
  • Playground for football and tennis.
  • All buildings and structures are always maintained in good condition. Computer and scientific laboratories have high-class modern equipment. All sports facilities are equipped with the necessary equipment.

    Term dates and fees

    The school year for the programs Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior School, High School is divided into semesters:

  • Spring semester: April - June
  • Fall semester: September - November
  • Winter semester: December - March.
  • The summer school is held from July 10 to August 11 (from 1 to 5 weeks in the selected period to choose from).

    The cost of training is:

  • Tuition fees for Kindergarten, Elementary and Junior School programs: two preparatory years (kindergarten), 1st to 9th grade = 546000jen / semester, 1575000jen / year
  • High School: 10, 11, 12 classes = 546000jen / semester, 1575000jen / year.
  • The cost of participation in the summer school program:

  • Week = 50000jpy
  • 2 weeks = 100,000 yen
  • 3 weeks = 150000yen
  • 4 weeks = 200,000 yen
  • 5 weeks = 250000yen.
  • The cost of participating in the Sabbath School program is 90000jen / semester, 270000yen / year.

    Additional charges:

  • Registration fee = 210000 yen
  • Registration fee = 420000 yen
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Service charge = 60,000 yen / semester
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).
  • Extra fees:

    • Study materials 20000 JPY
    • Transfer (one way)
    • Visa fees
    • Flight tickets
    • Medical insurance
    • Pocket money
    • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200000 JPY

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

    1. Requirements for participation in the kindergarten program:

  • Application of the established model from the child's parents
  • Interview with parents / representatives of the child
  • Test to identify the level of development
  • 2. Requirements for participation in primary, secondary and high school programs:

  • Application form
  • School examination for the level of knowledge
  • Interview with the applicant and his parents
  • Applicants must speak English according to their age
  • High achievement at the previous place of study
  • 3. Requirements for participation in the summer school program:

  • Application form
  • English language skills at a level appropriate to their age and level of education.
  • Scholarships Columbia International School Japan Private School

    At Columbia International School Japan has a special scholarship program, students can receive scholarships from different countries of the world (the program is valid for junior and senior schools). Student Diversity Scholarship is designed to support children of a wide variety of social, economic, ethnic groups, cultural and geographical origins. The scholarship makes it possible to cover more than 50% of the total cost of training. When selecting candidates, the scholarship council takes into account several factors, such as:

  • Individual financial needs of the candidate's family
  • Country of origin and cultural background
  • Fulfillment of requirements for entering the school
  • Level of knowledge of the applicant
  • Academic achievements and special talents or skills of the candidate
  • Other factors.
  • The school respects the confidentiality of the data provided by the applicants. To clarify the process of applying for scholarships and other issues, you can contact our specialists.


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    Columbia International School Japan Private School reviews

    Hello! We look for a boarding school for our son of 16 y-o (Birthday 24 Sep 2003) in Japan. He is French national but native in English language. He's always been studying in international schools. He is also fluent in French and Chinese. What should we do for enrolling him in your school from September 2020? Many thanks. Solene
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