New Life International School 
Christian Education
Kindergarten Through High School   
     Mission: To equip students to be active, independent, expressive, and loving  
     Vision:  To provide quality Christian education in a loving, family atmosphere

     Student Learner Outcomes: "GOAL"   NLIS students are God-centered, Outreaching, Actively expressive, and Loving learning!

NLIS provides the following for all grades, kindergarten through high school:
  • An English education. 
  • Japanese classes by trained, Japanese teachers 4 days a week in grades 1 through 12. 
  • Japanese classes for non-Japanese speakers from grades 3 through 12.

  • A 15-to-1 student-teacher ratio enables teachers to know the level of the students and to help them to achieve their best.

  • Qualified, trained, and experienced teachers; 50% have a master's degree. 

  • A safe, loving atmosphere that frees students to have the confidence to express themselves and grow.

  • Candidacy status with WASC for grades K through 9.  

English kindergarten for ages 4 and 5 by a licensed teacher provides:
  • Training to read, write, and speak English at an early age. 

  • Training to solve math problems, do hands-on science, study health, other countries, Bible, and do art projects all in English.  

  • Opportunity to grow by playing at the park and in the gym, singing songs, dancing, playing with Legos, doing puzzles, and having fun!  

  • A working monthly tuition discount of ¥37,000.

  • A Japanese teacher trained and licensed at a top American university, and holds a Hoikushi license from Japan.


Kindergarten students spend half of the school day doing learning activities, and half of the day playing.


New Life International  School, elementary, grades one through six provides:

  • Trained, experienced teachers

  • Hands-on activities 

  • One computer per student in all classrooms, grades 3 through 6. 

  • Students study language arts (reading, writing, spelling, grammar), Singapore math, science, social studies, health, art, music, Bible, music, and computer

  • Grades 3 & 4 play handbells.

  • Grades 5 & 6 play ukuleles.

  • Students become confident and highly fluent in English 

  • Students learn to question and discuss topics as they grow in the confidence that their opinions matter.

  • Standardized testing is done in all grades three through six.

Junior high grades 7-8, and high school grades 9-12 provide:
  • Trained, experienced teachers

  • High-level textbooks and materials from English-speaking countries 

  • One computer per student in grades 7 and 8.

  • Students continue to learn to question and discuss topics as they grow in confidence that their opinions matter.

  • Standardized testing is done in grades 7 & 8.

  • Students choose from various electives.

  • Advanced placement classes and honor classes for high school students are available

  • Practice SAT tests in grades 9 and 10.

NLIS is a candidate for accreditation.
All grades from kindergarten through grade 9 are
approved by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Accrediting Commission for Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010

Calendar Events for October and November

Nov. 28-Dec. 2     Food Bank   This is an outreach of love to our community who are in need of help right now.  Please donate any food item that has a long expiration date.  Boxes will be available in the front of the school.

Nov. 30                 Last day to order school pictures!  Please come soon to order your child's pictures.  They are super great this year!

Dec. 9 F                School Assembly 9:00

Dec. 9 F                Library & Movie Day

Dec. 13 T              Report Cards

Dec. 14 W             Parent's English Bible Study 2:15-3:00

Dec. 16 F              Drama Workshop for Grades 3-10

Dec. 19 M             Christmas Program 2:00-3:00  All parents are invited!

Dec. 20 T              Class Parties!  Half day 9:00-12:00  (no lunch)

Winter holiday December 21 through January 9.

January 10           Welcome back from the holidays!  Regular classes.


Congratulations to Yuno Watanabe in 3rd grade! She passed the pre-2 Eiken English test!! She got a perfect score on the interview part of the exam! Way to go, Yuno! We are proud of you!

T-shirts are available!  If any are interested, please see your child's teacher or the secretaries.  Our students created the original designs and the student is selling these for ¥1800 each.  This is a fundraiser for the future high school building.  Each shirt earns 400 yen for the building.  Students can wear these every day in place of the normal uniform.  

New Life International School is growing and looking for a building. We are growing out of our present buildings and our secondary students will need another building by April 2024.  We are asking for help in finding a good place to purchase or rent for our junior high and high school students.  To help pay for this need, the students will have fundraisers, work in flea markets, and sell original t-shirts, but we need more help!  Please see below the specifics of the building needs.

Building Goals:

  1. Three or more rooms that are at least 18-20 tatami mats (36 square meters) for classrooms

  2. An extra 10-mat (or 16.5 square meters) room for Japanese classes and other support classes

  3. A 5 or 6-mat room for storage

  4. At least 3 separate toilet areas (male, female, and adult)

  5. A kitchen

  6. Walking distance to a park or a large field for sports

  7. Preferably within a 25-minute walk from our school 

  8. At least 5 parking places, or a parking area close by

  9. A bicycle parking area

Capital is needed to purchase or rent the above. 

Please contact the school if you can help us in any way with getting a building.  If you know of a building that might fit our needs, please tell us!

A loving parent started a fundraising site for this goal.  If you would like to help, please see the link:

Note:  No parent is ever asked or required to donate to the school.  This is only for those who desire to help us with this need.  


Full-time 1st Grade Teacher from April 2023.  The teacher must have an elementary education degree, have an elementary teaching certificate, be a native English speaker, and have a calling to teach in a Christian mission school.  Excellent benefits and very sweet students make this a great position!  Please contact Suzy Brown at

Full-time High School Teacher from April 2024 with a specialty in math and science.  Music and or art specialty is a plus. Teachers must have at least a 4-year college degree from an English-speaking country in the math or science field and have a calling to teach in a Christian mission school.  Experience preferred.  Good pay, excellent benefits, and very sweet, hard-working students make this a great position!  Please contact Suzy Brown at

Part-time Japanese Teacher from April 2023 for High school and elementary.

Teachers need to have a 4-year college degree, be native Japanese speakers, and have a calling to teach in a Christian school.  Days are Monday through Thursday, mornings from 9:45-11:35 at ¥4,200 per day.  Please contact Suzy Brown at 日本語でください。

After-School English Teacher 

Teachers must have a 4-year college degree, have native English speaking ability with a high score on an English test, and have a calling to teach in a Christian school.  Classes can be taught Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:00.  Groups and private classes are available.  Please contact Suzy Brown at

New Life International School (NLIS) is sponsored by New Life International Church, a Protestant evangelical church located in the same building.  NLIS students do not need to attend any church or be Christians to be enrolled in our school.  Please read the site "Christian Education" to understand more fully how we teach.  For more information about New Life International Church, visit our website:

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