April 2018 Applications:

Download form for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary

Kobe Bilingual School is a bilingual international school in Kobe for children aged 2-12, promoting local and global learning.

KOBILS encourages children to embrace learning, to learn because they are curious, and to think about how their actions impact their friends and neighbours and the world around them, both locally in Japanese, and internationally in English. We have been doing this as an international kindergarten and Saturday and after school program since 2008. In April 2017 we opened our bilingual elementary school, so that children can continue these learnings every day in both English and Japanese.

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Bilingual kindergarten and elementary school, daycare, Saturday School, and summer school. KOBILS encourages bilingualism in English and Japanese and SKILL through lots of learning, lots of fun right here in Tarumi on the west side of Kobe. Check out our programs below.

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Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary: First application period for April 2018: September 15-25.

More Programs:



Ages: 6-12

Momo Park

Tues-Fri, Saturday School

Speak English well? Join our elementary afterschool or Saturday international program. Saturday combines English literacy with science and project classes in an immersion environment. Second language support classes are held mid-week. New large classrooms from April. Come see!


Afterschool JHS + SHS

Ages: 12-18

Momo Park

Wednesday - Friday

Junior High School classes continue to work on general literacy, writing, and communication with needs based textbooks and projects, speech practice and email writing. High School classes target academic skills, with content-based learning in subjects of interest, essay writing, international exam prep and much more!


Shokibo Hoikuen Daycare

Ages: 0-2

Momoyamadai Head Office

Monday – Saturday

Full-time daycare in Japanese with English circle time daily. Please apply for full-time places through Tarumi ward office. One-day places are available for up to 12 days a month by direct application to KOBILS for children aged 1-6.


Join Us!

We pride ourselves at KOBILS on our happy friendly children. KOBILS builds SKILL: Strong, Kind, Inquisitive Lifelong Learners. They love to come to school and we love to have them!

April 2018 Applications:

Download form for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary

Cambridge English @ KOBILS

Open Day 2017

Kobe Bilingual School


KOBILS Elementary: Grade 1, 2 and 3 from 2018

KOBILS Elementary opened in April 2017 with grades one and two. From 2018 we will expand our program to grades one, two and three. Read through our website and contact office@kobils.ed.jp to set up a visit.

KOBILS Annual Schedule 2017-18: All Programs

KOBILS 2017-18 calendar; check out our term dates, events and special activities.

Elementary School opens April 2017 at Momo Park

KOBILS will open a bilingual elementary school at Momo Park in April 2017 initially for students in grade 1 and 2 in April 2017. Sign up to receive bulletins with updates about the program, fees, and application process. New website coming April 2016.