Fee Policy

Fees are fixed for the September 2018-June 2019 school year. They are reviewed annually by the school board, and any changes to the school fees for the next school year are announced before the end of the preceding academic year.
At HJIS, the school fees consist of an application fee, enrollment fee, fee for IBDP (for Grade 11 and Grade 12), building fund, tuition and a maintenance fee. All fees should be remitted in Japanese Yen.

Fees for 2019-2020 School Year

Application Fee (one-time fee) ¥ 20,000
Enrollment Fee (one-time fee) ¥ 300,000
Building Fund (one-time fee) ¥ 300,000
Tuition Fees Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term TOTAL
ELC (Preschool, PreKinder, Kindergarten) ¥ 640,000 ¥ 480,000 ¥ 480,000 ¥ 1,600,000
Primary School (Grades 1-5) ¥ 700,000 ¥ 525,000 ¥ 525,000 ¥ 1,750,000
Secondary School (Grades 6-12) ¥ 760,000 ¥ 570,000 ¥ 570,000 ¥ 1,900,000
Other Fees Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term TOTAL
Maintenance Fee (annual) ¥ 80,000 ¥ 60,000 ¥ 60,000 ¥ 200,000
EAL Support Fee (if required) ¥ 120,000 ¥ 90,000 ¥ 90,000 ¥ 300,000

Application Fee (one-time fee)

Application Fee is due upon submission of each student’s application. The Application Fee is non-refundable.

Enrollment Fee (one-time fee)

The Enrollment Fee is payable within one month from the confirmation of the student’s admission to HJIS.

Building Fund (one-time fee)

The Building Fund is payable within one month from the confirmation of the student’s admission to HJIS.

Maintenance Fee (annual)

The Maintenance Fee is per year and payable in three installments.

Fee for IBDP

Grades 11 and 12 Students at Horizon who opt for the IB Diploma Programme are required to pay ¥150,000 for each year of their education.

Fee for IBDP
(Grades 11-12 who opt for IB DP) ¥ 150,000

Tuition (annual)

The tuition is per year and payable in three installments.

Payment of Tuition

Tuition can be paid in three installments.

  • Fall Term Payment Due Date: July 20
  • Winter Term Payment Due Date: November 20
  • Spring Term Payment Due Date: February 20
  • Refund of Fees

    No refund of tuition fees, in part or in whole, for a term will be granted, except in the case where HJIS does not grant admission or when a student does not attend school at all during the term. However, in the case of complete absence, an appropriate notification from the parent is required before the term starts. Please note that Application, Enrollment, Building Fund and Maintenance Fees are not refundable even in the case of complete absence.


    The school uniform is compulsory for all grades. The uniforms can be ordered throughout the year through the school secretary.

    Corporate Contribution Plan (CCP)

    To better meet the educational needs of the international community in Japan, Horizon Japan International School (HJIS) welcomes contributions from international corporations. This program makes it possible to reduce reliance on tuition income.

    The aim of this plan is to allow free attendance to children of foreign employees and directors of companies that contribute to HJIS. The Japanese tax authorities exempt these donations from taxation as personal income in Japan. There is no direct relationship between the contributions and the amount of tuition.

    HJIS shall decide corporate contribution requests after considering the number of expatriate employees, the size of the company, and past giving history. The contribution request shall be made without regard to how many children of individual corporation employees are enrolled at HJIS.

    The children of employees whose companies donate an amount equal to or more than the requested units of contribution will be granted free attendance.

    In order to ensure the success and continuation of this program, companies and organizations may participate in this Corporate Contribution Plan under the following conditions:

    1. The contribution amount will be 100,000 yen per one unit.
    2. There will be a two-year participation period.
    3. Contributions made in Japan are subject to the regular contributions limitations of Japanese corporate tax law. The contributions cannot be handled as a “Shitei Kifukin” under Japanese law but are deductible as “Ippan Kifukin” under the Japanese corporate tax law.

    If you would like to participate in our Corporate Contribution Plan, please contact the admissions department via

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