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Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School

Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School

2-19-59 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Kanto, 153-0041, Japan

+81 33 468 6811


Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School
School type Co-educational Day
Status State
Head of School Naoko Saito
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 15-18 years
Number of pupils 720
Annual Fees: ¥118,800 (US800)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Kazumasa Aoki
Associations IB

Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School is a coeducational public high school that was established in 1989 and is maintained by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Located in a leafy suburb not far from the cosmopolitan west side of Tokyo, the school's motto is "Your Wings to the World" and its aim is to provide education to nurture well-balanced students with international mindedness.

In May 2015, Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School was authorised as an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme, the first of which to be offered in a Japanese public high school.

Kokusai High School conducts the IBDP in English with the aim of cultivating internationally-minded students who will study overseas after graduation. The Kokusai IBDP strives to nurture future global leaders, and based on this philosophy, the ideal Kokusai IB student should demonstrate the following attributes.

A Kokusai High School IBDP student should:

1. Demonstrate a clear goal to enter the IBDP, a desire to contribute to a global society, and the willingness to gain entrance into universities overseas.

2. Approach learning with a self-starter mentality by showing a strong sense of inquiry and a willingness to use their own initiative, while having the courage to handle difficult challenges.

3. Exemplify a well-rounded character, being cooperative and considerate of others, and also have the willingness to positively accept and understand different perspectives and opinions.

4. Be motivated to broaden their perspectives, and be able to maintain a healthy mental and physical mindset and actively participate in extracurricular activities.

5. Demonstrate strong academic performances across all subjects, and have a high level of English proficiency.

Kokusai High School offers entrance examinations twice per year: the April enrollment session (held in January) and the September enrollment session (held in July). The April session is for students who will finish Year 9 school education by the end of March, and the September session is for those who will finish Year 9 school education between April and August. The maximum number of successful applicants in 2022 was 25. The ratio of Japanese students to International students for each enrollment session is announced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education. The assessment methods used in the entrance examinations are the English Language Skills Test, the Mathematics Academic Performance Test, the Essay, the Individual Interview, and the Certificate of Academic Record.

Kokusai High School offers a three-year programme; Year 1 (Grade 10) is the Foundation Year, Year 2 (Grade 11) and Year 3 (Grade 12) are the IBDP. Students also graduate with a Japanese High School Diploma. The subjects we offer are listed below:

Studies in Language and Literature

Year 1: Comprehensive English, English for Academic Purposes, Contemporary Japanese Language, Language Culture.

Year 2 and 3: DP English A: language and literature SL and HL, Japanese A: literature SL and HL.

Language Acquisition

Year 1: Comprehensive English, English for Academic Purposes, Contemporary Japanese Language, Language Culture.

Year 2 and 3: DP English B SL and HL; Japanese B SL and HL.

Individuals and Societies

Year 1: Public, Geography for Cultural Understanding, Modern and Contemporary History.

Year 2 and 3: DP History SL and HL, Economics HL, Geography HL.


Year 1: Basic Physics, Basic Chemistry, Basic Biology.

Year 2 and 3: DP Physics SL and HL, Chemistry HL, Biology SL and HL.


Year 1: Mathematics I

Year 2 and 3: DP Mathematics: analysis and approaches SL and HL, Mathematics: applications and interpretation HL.

Other subjects

Year 1: Physical Education, Health, Art and Design, Basic Home Economics.

Year 2 and 3: Physical Education, Health, Homeroom Activity, Information Study by Scientific Approach, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS).

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Throughout the two DP years, IB students explore their interests and personal development by setting specific goals and participating in a wide range of experiences in the three areas of creativity, activity and service. Their passions have often led them to get involved locally and globally, including in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam, etc. Some exciting experiences that students were actively engaged in the recent past are "3D printer project", "NPO corporation Lion Heart (teaching English to younger students)", "Plogging around Yoyogi Park (jogging and picking up litter as you jog)", etc.

Some universities where students have been accepted

UK: University College London, Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, King's College London, University of Manchester, London School of Economics. USA: Princeton University, Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles, Williams College. Canada: University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University. Australia: Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney. Germany: Technical University of Munich, Jacobs University. Netherlands: Leiden University, University of Groningen. Singapore: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University.