Student and Parent Body

How many students does Nishimachi have?

Approximately 390 students

How many students are in elementary school?

Approximately 300 students

How many students are in middle school?

Approximately 90 students

How many classes are there in each grade level?

Kindergarten, Grades one and two – Usually three classes of up to 20 students per class.

Grade three onwards – Two classes of up to 20 students

What is the gender ratio in Nishimachi?

Overall - Boys 44% Girls 56%

In elementary - Boys 43% Girls 57%

In middle school - Boys 49% Girls 51%

How long does a typical student stay at Nishimachi?

3 to 7 years.

How many students complete the full 10 years at Nishimachi?

Between 10 to 25% of students who begin in Kindergarten graduate from the school in grade 9.

Where do most of the students live and how do they commute to school?

The majority of students and families live within a 30 minute walking distance from school.

What secondary and university-level schools do Nishimachi students place into after graduation?

Nishimachi prides itself on supporting ninth grade students build on their successes at Nishimachi, as they move on to tenth grade in high schools around the world. The ninth grade advisors, middle school principal, and counselor assist students and parents in identifying best-fit high schools. Moreover, we provide individual support through the admission process. This includes choosing the right schools; working with admissions timelines, completing essays, portfolios and applications; preparing for interviews; and making acceptance decisions. Choosing a high school is a very important step for our ninth graders and Nishimachi strongly supports them throughout their journey to high school.

63% attend International high schools in Japan:

    • American School in Japan     56%
    • Yokohama International School     17%
    • International School of the Sacred Heart     12%
    • St. Mary's International School     6%
    • St. Maur International School  2%
    • Seisen International School    2%
    • Other international schools 5%

7% choose Japanese high schools

    • ICU High School
    • Shibuya Makuhari Senior High School
    • Toho Gakuen Senior High School
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya High School  
    • Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School

30% go overseas mainly to high schools in the USA

    • Andover (USA)
    • Cate School (USA)
    • Cranbrook School (Australia)
    • Kent School (USA)
    • Lawrenceville School (USA)
    • Le Rosey (Switzerland)
    • Miss Porter’s School (USA)
    • Northfield Mount Hermon School (USA)
    • Phillips Exeter Academy (USA)
    • Taft School (USA)
    • The American School in London (UK)
    • The Willeston-Northampton School (USA)


What kind of jobs do alumni typically pursue?

Education (13%), Finance (12%), Arts & Entertainment (8%), Information Technology (8%), Sales/Marketing (8%) Health Care/Medicine (6%) Engineering (5%), Travel/Transportation (5%), Government/Military (4%), Legal (4%) and Others (27%).

How do parents participate in campus life?

Parents belong the Tomo no Kai (TNK) community. Parent volunteers can join one or more TNK committees (Food Fair, Auction, Cross Cultural, Bookworm Club, Community Service, Earthquake and Safety, Father’s Club, Lunch, Grant Requests, Website, Social and Staff Appreciation and the Quilt). Parents use their many talents and skills to support the school. Parents can also volunteer to be room parents, trip chaperones and library helpers.
QUICK FACTS
How many students does Nishimachi have?
  • 402
How many students are in elementary school?
  • 315
How many students are in middle school?
  • 86
How many classes are there in each grade level?
  • Kindergarten, grades one through three – Usually three classes of up to 20 students per class. Grade four onwards – Two classes of up to 20 students
What is the nationality breakdown of Nishimachi's student body?
  • Japanese 35%, American 39%, Other nationalities representing 26%.
What are the school's hours of instruction?
  • Kindergarten - 8:15 am to 2:30 pm
  • Grades 1 to 9 - 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
How many teachers do you have?
  • 54 teachers, 34 in elementary and 18 teachers in middle school.
What is the teacher student ratio?
  • 1:7
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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