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Kindergarten application process for Nishimachi starts approximately a year in advance. 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 interview will be scheduled for late October through November, and both parents are required to be present.
- Applicants' group screening will be conducted during the second week of January.
- Please note that all Kindergarten applicants must be screened in-person at our campus.
- All applicants will be screened and evaluated for proficiency in English and grade-level Mathematics to ensure the child’s success at Nishimachi.
- The letter of 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.
- We strongly recommend that you attend the September Orientation prior to application.
How to apply:
|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|
In addition to the application form, the following documents are required to be submitted.
- Report Cards from the past 2 full school years (if an applicant attended an English preschool)
- 1 Confidential Student Reference Form sent directly to our admissions office from the applicant's most recent teacher (Please download a reference form of your preference.)
- Applicant's copy of birth certificate or passport
- A family photo (snap shot is acceptable)
- Application fee of ￥20,000 (Non-refundable) (Bank transfer receipt or check made payable to Nishimachi International School)
|If you need to apply by paper, please contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that you also send us the Supporting Documents listed above along with the Application Form. A passport-sized photo is required to attach.|