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Thank you for your interest in Nishimachi International School! Please click on the links above to submit an inquiry or to begin your application process for the 2022-2023 School Year.

If you are applying for our current school year (2021-2022) please CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Please read the information below regarding our application process for Kindergarten and for Grades 1-9.

If you have already started our application process, please click the link below to log into our Admissions Portal.

Admissions Portal


 

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten application process for Nishimachi starts approximately one year in advance of starting school. Applications for Kindergarten 2022 is due October 31, 2021.

Applications from overseas (outside of Tokyo) will still be accepted after the October 31 deadline.

Please find below important dates, timelines and procedures.

Application Timing for Kindergarten
Applicants must be 5 years old by August 31st of the year they enter Kindergarten.
Applications for the next school year can be submitted starting September of the previous year.
The application documents must be submitted by October 31st of the previous year to be considered for the group screening scheduled in January.
Parent interviews for selected applicants will be scheduled for late October through November, and both parents are required to be present.
Applications from overseas (outside of Tokyo) will still be accepted after the October 31 deadline.
Kindergarten Admissions Screening
A group screening for selected applicants will be conducted during the second week of January.
Please note that Kindergarten applicants must be screened in-person whenever possible.
Applicants will be evaluated for communication skills in English as well as social/behavioral maturity to ensure the child’s success at Nishimachi.
The admissions result will be sent by early February.
In order to maintain student language/gender balance in the class, some applications may be kept in the waiting pool after the documents are reviewed.
How to apply Online:

Once you start the Online Application process, you can always freely stop and return to finish at a later time by saving your progress. Supporting Documents listed below can also be submitted online. To start the Online Application, please click below. Once the completed application is received, a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay the application fee will be sent. 

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

In addition to the application form, the required documents below must be uploaded to the online application form.
Required Supporting Documents:
Report Cards from the past 2 full school years (if available)
One Confidential Student Recommendation Form (English or Japanese) filled out by the most recent teacher. An additional form can be filled out by the child's teacher from the previous school year if necessary.
Copy of applicant's birth certificate or passport
Applicant's photo
A family photo (snap shot is acceptable; no sunglasses)
Application fee of ¥25,000 per applicant, non-refundable & must be paid in full. Once the completed application is received, a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay the application fee will be sent. If you have questions or issues making the application fee payment, please email nishimachi-billing@nishimachi.ac.jp.

Grades 1-9

Applications for the next school year can be submitted starting November of the previous year. The application documents will be reviewed from February.

Mid-year enrollment for all grades
Applications for the current school year are received until early spring and will be processed by the Admissions Committee. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information or available space.

Admissions Screening/Interview
Applicants will be evaluated for proficiency in English and grade-level Mathematics to ensure the child’s success.
Applications are not prioritized by the date on which they are received.
Some applicants may be invited to be screened prior to an admissions decision.
Parent Interviews for selected applicants will be arranged prior to an admissions decision.
All students at Nishimachi study Japanese, either as a first or additional language 45-60 minutes a day. Japanese classes are structured according to students' Japanese language proficiency as determined by Nishimachi. Please note that children who have attended a Japanese school are not automatically assigned to a first-language class.
How to apply Online:

Once you start the Online Application process, you can always freely stop and return to finish at a later time by saving your progress. Supporting Documents listed below can also be submitted online. To start the Online Application, please click below.

 

Required Supporting Documents:
Report Cards from the past 2 full school years
Two Online Confidential Student Recommendation Forms must be filled out by recent teachers who know the student well. (Preferably one each from an English and a Mathematics teacher for Grades 7-9 applicants)
Standardized Test results if available (such as MAP, ISA, ERB, and IOWA Test)
Copy of applicant's birth certificate or passport
Applicant's photo
Family photo (snap shot is acceptable; no sunglasses)
Application fee of ¥25,000 (non-refundable; must be paid in full) (Bank transfer receipt or check made payable to Nishimachi International School)