IBAJ is an association of IB World Schools in Japan. As such, we believe that all IB World Schools in Japan should benefit from the services of IBAJ. The financial support of our member schools allows us to provide services to the IB World School community in Japan, such as our mailing lists, mentoring programs, job board, and events.

IBAJ is an association of schools, so our membership fees are based on schools joining as members, not individuals. If a school joins, all members of that school, including teachers, staff, coordinators, and heads of schools, can benefit from the services of IBAJ.

The membership fees are paid annually, with invoices being sent out at two different times in the year (first round in October and second round in April) to meet the needs of the different schools in our community. Schools can choose to pay the invoice based on the payment schedule that works best for the school. We hope this makes it easier for international schools to pay their fees in October and for Article 1 schools to pay their fees in April every year.

Fees (per school)

  • Initial Membership Fee (first year): 20,000 yen / year / school
  • Renewal Membership Fee (subsequent years): 10,000 yen / year / school

The financial year of the IBAJ is September 1 to August 31.