Admissions Criteria

The Nishimachi Admissions Team aims to create an inclusive and diverse student body by: 

  • welcoming applicants of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, religions, gender identities, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. In line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Children, we take steps against discrimination across our school.
  • Providing a comprehensive screening process that ensures each child can thrive in our community.
  • Connecting with families who will embrace, respect and uphold our mission and values.
  • Striving to balance each student’s core learning in English with an understanding and appreciation of Japanese language and culture.

Guidelines and Policies

Our school year starts from late August and runs through mid-June. Nishimachi offers programs from Kindergarten (5 years old) to Grade 9, and our birthday cut-off is August 31. We consider the grade levels that applicants completed, however, applicants for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31st of the year of enrollment. Applicants for Grade 1 must be 6 years old by August 31st of the year of enrollment. Please note that we do not make exceptions to the age eligibility for these grades. 

**For students with Japanese nationality, please be aware of the expectation of Compulsory Education for students in Japan.