Moving on from Nishimachi

Nishimachi middle school students are well prepared for the academic and social challenges that await them in their next school setting. Whether their choice is an international high school in Tokyo or a school in another country, our graduates routinely report that they are well-prepared for all that awaits them beyond the Nishimachi learning experience. Further information can be found in the following publication Reflections on a Nishimachi Education

Nishimachi graduates are the product of Tané Matsukata’s vision for an international school experience. Distinguished by their global outlook and experience as school leaders, Nishimachi graduates are noted for their eagerness to learn, preparedness for challenging academics, orientation towards service, and ability as leaders. We strive to graduate students with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to succeed throughout their high school years and into their university studies.

Nishimachi graduates are...

  • Academically prepared for rigorous studies in 10th grade and beyond;
  • Confident in English and Japanese;
  • Collaborative and independent learners;
  • Critical thinkers;
  • Compassionate and service-oriented;
  • Articulate communicators;
  • Skilled in independent research;
  • Experienced leaders.

Choice of High Schools

Major High Schools Attended by Nishimachi Graduates, Classes 2007–2016

International schools in Japan 64%
American School in Japan 37%
Yokohama International School 11%
International School of the Sacred Heart 6%
St. Mary's International School 4%

Other international schools 6%

Japanese high schools 6%

ICU High School
Shibuya Makuhari Senior High School
Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya High School

Overseas 30%
Andover (USA)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols (USA)
Cate School (USA)
Cranbrook School (Australia)
Hong Kong International School (Hong Kong)
The Hotchkiss School (USA)
Kent School (USA)
Le Rosey (Switzerland)
Miss Porter’s School (USA)
Northfield Mount Hermon School (USA)
Phillips Exeter Academy (USA)
St. Paul's School (USA)
Stevenson School (USA)
The Thacher School (USA)
United World College of S.E.A. (Singapore)

Choice of Universities

Universities and Colleges Most Attended by Nishimachi Alumni


Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth University
Harvard University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola Marymount
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Stanford University
Texas A & M
UC Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Vassar College
Wesleyan University


International Christian University
Keio University
Kyoto University
Sophia University
The University of Tokyo
Waseda University


Cambridge University
Imperial College London
University of Oxford


Griffith University
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Sydney University
University of Melbourne


McGill University
University of British Columbia
University of Toronto


École hôtelière de Lausanne

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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