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The Kindergarten application process for Nishimachi starts approximately one year in advance of starting school. We strongly recommend that you attend the September Open Campus prior to application.

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.

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 at our campus.
  • Applicants will be evaluated for proficiency in English and grade-level Mathematics 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:

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.
Online Application Form

Required Supporting Documents:

In addition to the application form, the required documents below must be uploaded to the online application form.

  1. Report Cards from the past 2 full school years (if available)
  2. 1 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.
  3. Copy of applicant's birth certificate or passport
  4. Applicant's photo
  5. A family photo (snap shot is acceptable; no sunglasses)
  6. Application fee of ¥20,000 (non-refundable; must be paid in full) (bank transfer receipt or check made payable to Nishimachi International School)


Kindergarten Applications

due October 31, 2018


Admission Process


Phone / Email /

Open Campus /

Head of School's Campus Tour

Submit Documents

by October 31st

Parents' Interview

Late October to November

In-person Screening

2nd week of January


By Early February

Bank Transfer Information

Resona Bank Azabu Branch
Ordinary (Futsu) #496493
Nishimachi International School

Nishimachi International School
2-14-7 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Japan Tel: +81- (0)3-3451-5520

A well-recognized, independent, and coeducational K-9 international school in central Tokyo.

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