Elementary School (K-5)

Principal's Welcome

History and Beginnings

The Elementary School at Nishimachi International School is made up of a community of learners from Kindergarten to Grade 5, along with professionally trained faculty and support staff. Over 60 years ago, the school was founded with four students and has now grown into a thriving and vibrant learning environment dedicated to the providing a rich educational experience.

While we at Nishimachi honor and respect our tradition and history, we are also dedicated to using current technology to benefit and add value to students' education and future learning. We continue to invest in upgrading and improving our school's informational technology infrastructure, to prepare our students for the demands of living and working in the 21st Century.

Developmental and Collaborative Approach

A Nishimachi education is founded on the cumulative and social nature of learning, through which children grow and develop into committed and productive global citizens. Our community will welcome your child and support their learning in all of their academic, social and emotional growth. Your child will be engaged in hands on, developmentally appropriate learning in small classes. In addition to the school's daily academic program there are a variety of outside social and cultural events, trips and experiences in which our students can participate.

Our academic program is developmentally appropriate and enhanced by our full range of physical and fine arts offerings. Our curriculum and instruction is designed across the grades and subject areas, with the support and input of all staff and faculty. Our educators and instructors participate in rigorous planning, research and development of all academic initiatives, with the intention of student achievement and success.

Japanese Language Program

Daily practice of the Japanese language is a founding principle upon which Miss Matsukata built her original vision for the school. That vision is central to the academic program to this day. Japanese classes are small and leveled, providing the best structure for Japanese language learning.

I welcome and encourage you to arrange a visit to our wonderful school to see first-hand the difference a Nishimachi education can make in the life of your child.

Sincerely Yours,

Mihoko Chida
Elementary School Principal