Kobe Bilingual School

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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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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.


Early Childhood Education Allowance

From October 1, 2019, Free Early Childhood Education Allowance can be applied to KOBILS kindergarten, and we are also eligible to receive a monthly subsidy of up to 37,000 yen.

Careers Week

Elementary School holds a Careers Week every year. During Careers Week, we have people from various professions visit to share their jobs with us.

Online Information Session

Thank you to those who attended KOBILS online information session and/or online tour. It was the first time we  held the event online and 87% of you responded to the survey saying it was “very good” or “good”. Thank you to all who responded to the survey.

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!

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2022 Parent Survey