Founded in 1949, Nishimachi International School is an independent, coeducational Kindergarten through Grade 9 school in central Tokyo with an internationally well-known academic reputation based on our unique history, English-Japanese language programs, and multicultural approaches to learning.
Head of School's Welcome
Hello and welcome to Nishimachi. Tané Matsukata founded the school in 1949, and her legacy continues today within our strong academic, activity-based learning program.
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors announces the appointment of Karen O'Neill as the next Head of School, effective August 1, 2019.
"It was amazing to see the children study with so few resources and with such a wonderful attitude to learning. Being able to share happiness without speaking their language was special to me."
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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.
This is not just a school. My children and I have made lifelong friends here and it has become such an important part of our lives.
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.