Why Choose Us

Our School | Why Choose SJIS

Australia’s leading cross-cultural Japanese school

SJIS is truly unique, offering exceptional education in a bicultural learning environment. Our students have the opportunity to learn to read, speak and write Japanese and English and to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture, in Japanese, while living in Australia. It really is the best of both worlds.

What we offer:

The choice between two curriculums:

Students studying in the INTERNATIONAL DIVISION can access a world of opportunity to connect with and learn about Japan without any prerequisite language skills while studying the NSW curriculum. At SJIS, an inclusive environment welcomes students of all backgrounds, fostering a global perspective. Children gain solid Japanese language skills, including reading, speaking and writing, as well as a deeper understanding of Japanese culture throughout their years at SJIS.

Students studying in the JAPANESE DIVISION have the opportunity to study the Japanese primary school and junior high school curriculum in Australia with Japanese curriculum experts, while also gaining English language and cultural skills that broaden their understanding of the world.

What families say about us

"If your child is happy, learning and loves going to school every day, then you have a wonderful school that you want to tell the rest of the world about, and that’s how we feel about SJIS!"

"After attending SJIS, our child graduated bilingual and bicultural and was able to develop a global perspective – I would recommend SJIS to families who are seeking the same outcomes."



The Sydney Japanese International School acknowledges the Garigal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our school is located. We pay our respects to their ancestors and descendants who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise that these lands have always been places of teaching, learning and storytelling. May the spirit of the Garigal people always be present with us under the shade of the beautiful trees across our campus, when we hear the sounds of nature and feel the sun and ocean breeze on our skin, and as we grow, play, learn and connect. 

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