Grades 1-5

Application Timing for Gr. 1-5

  • Applications for the next school year can be submitted starting November of the previous year. The application documents will be reviewed from February.

Admissions Screening/Interview

  • Applicants will be evaluated for proficiency in English and grade-level Mathematics to ensure children's success, as there is no ESL program at Nishimachi.
  • Applications are not prioritized by the date on which they are received.
  • Some applicants may be invited to be screened prior to an admissions decision.
  • Parent interview for selected applicant is arranged prior to an admissions decision.
  • All students at Nishimachi study Japanese, either as a first or second language, 45-60 minutes a day. First-language students typically are children who have at least one Japanese parent and have lived in Japan since birth.
  • Each enrolling child will be evaluated for Japanese class placement. Please note that children who have attended a Japanese school are not automatically assigned to a first-language class.

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:

  1. Report Cards from the past 2 full school years
  2. 2 Confidential Student Recommendation Forms must be sent directly to our admissions office from the applicant's most recent teachers (English and Mathematics).
  3. Standardized Test results if available (such as MAP, ISA, ERB, and IOWA Test)
  4. Applicant's copy of birth certificate or passport
  5. Applicant's photo
  6. A family photo (snap shot is acceptable; no sunglasses)
  7. Application fee of ¥20,000 (Non-refundable; must be paid in full) (Bank transfer receipt or check made payable to Nishimachi International School)

Admission Process


Phone / Email /

Open Campus /

Head of School's Campus Tour

Submit Documents

beginning November

Screening & Parent Interview

beginning February


usually within two weeks
after screening and
parent interview

Bank Transfer Information

Resona Bank Azabu Branch
Ordinary (Futsu) #0496493
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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