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.

Admissions Screening

  • 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:

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 following documents are required to be submitted.

  1. Report Cards from the past 2 full school years (if an applicant attended an English preschool)
  2. 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.)
  3. Applicant's copy of birth certificate or passport
  4. A family photo (snap shot is acceptable)
  5. 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 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.

Admission Process


Phone / Email / Open Campus

Submit Documents

by October 31st

Parents' Interview


In-person Screening

2nd week of January


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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