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INQUIRE

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

Please click on the INQUIRE if you have any questions.

APPLY for Current School year

If you are interested in applying for the Current School Year (2021-2022) please contact the Admissions Office to check the space availability first. 

APPLY for the 2022-2023 school yearWe are accepting all Grade 1-9 applications and overseas applications for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. Grade 1-9 applications will be reviewed from late January 2022. 

If you have already started our application process for the 2022-2023 school year, 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. 

Please find below important dates, timelines and procedures.

Application Timing for Kindergarten
Applicants must be 5 years old by August 31st of the enrolling year.  Children born between September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 are eligible for Kindergarten 2022-2023, beginning August 2022.
Applications for the school year 2022-2023 can be submitted from September 1, 2021.
The application documents for the school year 2022-2023 must be submitted by October 31, 2021 to be considered for the group screening scheduled in January 2022.
Parent interviews for selected applicants will be scheduled for the month of November 2021, and we ask both parents (if available) 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 in email 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 (2022-2023) can be submitted from November 1, 2021. The application documents will be reviewed from February.

Please find below important information regarding the admissions process.

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 some applicants may 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)