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

Bilingual kindergarten and elementary school, daycare, Saturday School, and summer school. KOBILS encourages bilingualism in English and Japanese and SKILL (strong, kind, inquisitive, lifelong learners) 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.

KOBILS Preschool / Kindergarten


Ages: 2-6

Start your child's learning adventure in our preschool and kindergarten. Theme-based learning and discovery help build vocabulary and communication in both English and Japanese.

KOBILS Elementary School


Ages: 6-12

Join our unique bilingual elementary program that blends an international school experience with features of the Japanese shougakko curriculum. We encourage children who already speak English well to apply.


New Building Open Day

KOBILS will open a new elementary school building in April 2019! Come along and visit us at our New Building Open Day on Sunday April 21. Starting at 11am we’ll have entertainment, Easter egg hunt, games, and food. And of course you can tour the new building too!

School is open on Wednesday September 5!

We hope everyone is OK after the typhoon. Our buildings are all fine and we will open school tomorrow as usual. Welcome back! The bus will try to run as usual but please understand it may be a little late. We also understand that some children may be late or unable to get to school. Please let us know if you will be absent.

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 to set up a visit.

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!


Download form for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary

Kobe Bilingual School

Kobe Bilingual School

Kobe Bilingual School