Tuition and Fees

HIS Tuition and Fees are payable annually, however, tuition payment will be accepted on a quarterly basis if necessary. Payment is due on August 10 preceding the school year. Invoices will be mailed in July. For students entering after Opening Day, payment is due prior to enrollment. 

Special Covid-19 Notice - HIS is operating in accordance with local government instructions given the exceptional circumstances of a nationwide, government-initiated school closure. As such, there will be no reimbursement of tuition fees offered. Teachers continue to work both on-site and remotely to support families and offer the best education services we can under these challenging circumstances.

School Fees 2020 - 2021

School Fees 2020 - 2021  
Application Fee (one time only) ¥15,000 (to be paid at interview)
Entrance Fee (one time only) ¥200,000


Tuition Annual Quarterly
Preschool (half day) ¥808,000 ¥202,000 x 4
Preschool (full day) ¥1,180,000 ¥295,000 x 4
Kindergarten-Grades 5 ¥1,288,000 ¥322,000 x 4
Middle School (Grades 6-8) ¥1,320,000 ¥330,000 x 4
High School (Grades 9-12) ¥1,380,000 ¥345,000 x 4


Annual Fees    
All students ¥200,000 ¥50,000x4
Insurance ¥5,000  (required)

Outdoor Ed. Course Lab Fee
(Elective Class) 

Instrument Fee
(Band/Instrumental Elective)




(yearly, nonrefundable)


Special Fees (not applicable to all students)

  Bus Annual Fee (Please pay bus fees directly to the HIS Office)
¥120,000 per student (1 or 2 children) /year or
¥260,000 for a family (3 children or more) /year
¥60,000 per student (1 or 2 children) /year for one-way riders
¥180,000 for family (3 children or more)/year for one-way riders

Refund policy:

In the case of student withdrawal, tuition will be refunded on a quarterly basis: tuition will be charged for every quarter in which a student attended school. Bus fees will also be refunded on a quarterly basis.
In the event of non-payment of fees, no school records shall be released until fees are paid in full.
Exceptions to quarterly payment must be reviewed by the Executive Board.

A Special "Thank You" from the Executive Board

The HIS Executive Board recognizes that our tuition and fees would be significantly higher were it not for the generous support of the City of Sapporo, the Hokkaido Government, and the US Government, as well as other individual donors. The Board would like to thank the community who contribute so much to HIS in so many ways.