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.
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Moving to Tokyo? Read an expat family’s story about moving to Tokyo with children.
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.
Latest News and Events
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.
On February 14, we were thrilled to welcome over 250 guests to the Ushiba Memorial Gymnasium to celebrate Nishimachi’s 70th anniversary.
Learn how our parent community made over 6,200 pieces of PPE gowns and protective gear for health workers in Tokyo!