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Welcome to

Nishimachi International School

Caring About Student Learning Since 1949

Cultivating well-rounded individuals through a learning experience that develops their intellectual, creative, personal, social, and physical abilities.

Our mission is to develop learners and leaders who know, care and take action, to bring value to others and make a positive impact on the world.

Why Choose Nishimachi?

Academically rigorous. Rich in diversity. Intimate school community. Our commitment to lifelong learning.

A Nishimachi education is much more than academic programs or subject offerings. What makes our school special is the community and our culture of respect, the way we embrace diversity, our focus on active learning, trust, and communication, and our strong commitment to language learning, in both English and Japanese. Every member of our community is part of the continuous process of growth and learning.

Fast Facts

470

Students

1:7

Student to teacher ratio

55

teachers

100%

Of Graduates Complete Higher Education

Founded

1949

17,000

Library books

日本語 

language & Culture

20

Max Students per Class

Global & Service

Learning

Daily

Japanese classes for all students

Central 

Tokyo

 

 

Nishimachi Community

Lien Do & Paddy Hogan

Parent

We lived in Japan from 2008-2012 with preschool children and upon our return to Tokyo in 2017 with 3 children ages 12, 10 and 9, we chose NIS as it is a truly ‘Japanese International School’ and as such provides considerable emphasis on Japanese culture and language.

 

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Greg Dale

Parent

Nishimachi’s small size offers the intimacy, safety, and opportunity to grow that most big schools don’t. It has a warm, caring atmosphere. The children take turns in leadership roles, learning from and supporting each other.

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Latest News and Events

A Strong Philosophy is the Foundation for a Strong Mission

As we continue to look towards our future, including our planned high school expansion, it is time to reflect on where we began, where we are today and where we want to go. Our school’s foundation is built on Tané’s philosophy, but did you know that as a school, Nishimachi has never had an official mission statement. Let’s explore how things have evolved over these 70 years.

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