IISJ History and introduction

As the global IT boom reached Japanese shores, Indian IT professionals led the charge. It was 1999 and nearly 17,000 of them had relocated here. But because of the high cost of living and even higher tuition cost at local international schools, most of these young engineers left behind their wives and children in India. A few lucky ones enrolled their children in local Japanese and international schools, but many grappled with a language handicap or missed an entire school year when relocating back to India.

The time was ripe for an Indian school. And so, on August 15, 2004, India International School in Japan opened its doors with a student body of 27. Today, that number reaches well into the hundreds enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

IISJ opened with a promise to keep its tuition low. And in keeping with that spirit, it operates as a non-profit school (NPO). It is a co-educational senior secondary school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the first Indian school in Japan to win the affiliation.

And in 2008, on invitation from the Yokohama city government, IISJ opened a second campus to meet the growing demands of new Indian families arriving everyday.

One look at the proud faces of every graduating class shows the hard work the students and the exemplary staff have put in to make the school the international success that it is.

Please look through our website and join us in our journey.