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 Christian Education
Kindergarten Through High School
New Life International School is off until September 1.  If you have any questions, please email Suzy Brown at k12@nliskofu.com or call 090-6014-2663.
Mission: To equip students to be active, independent, expressive, and loving  
Vision:  To provide quality Christian education in a loving, family atmosphere
NLIS provides the following:
  • All English education from kindergarten through high school

  • Japanese courses four days a week from grade one through twelve

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

  • Qualified, trained, experienced teachers; 50% of our teachers have a master's degree 

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

  • NLIS is working hard to obtain full accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for all grades, K through 12 by 2024.

  • Standardized testing is done in all grades K through 8.

 
English kindergarten for ages 4 and 5 by a licensed teacher
  • Working tuition discount is available 

  • A Japanese teacher trained and licensed from both, a top American university and Japan

  • Students learn to read, write, and speak English at an early age 

  • Students solve math problems, do science experiments, study health, social studies, Bible, and do art projects all in English  

  • Students spend half of the day playing at the park and in the gym, singing songs, dancing, playing with Legos, and doing puzzles. 

  • Small classes promote safe and secure learning for our students.

Elementary school, grades one through six
  • Trained, experienced American teachers

  • Hands-on activities to increase learning

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

  • Grades 3 & 4 learn to play handbells

  • Grades 5 & 6 learn to play ukuleles

  • Students become confident and highly fluent in English quickly 

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

  • One computer per student is available in the classroom

  • Two tracks of Japanese classes taught by trained, Japanese teachers 4 days a week  provide for Japanese speakers and nonJapanese speakers  

Junior High, grades 7-8 (Junior High 1-2)
  • Trained, American and British teachers

  • High-level textbooks and materials from English-speaking countries including Singapore math

  • One computer per student is available in the classroom

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

  • Two tracks of Japanese classes taught by trained, Japanese teachers 4 days a week  provide for Japanese speakers and nonJapanese speakers  

  • Standardized testing is done throughout the year

  • Five electives:  physical education, computer, art, choir, and keyboard

High School, grades 9-12 
11th grade (grade 2) starts in April 2023, and 12th grade (grade 3) starts in April 2024.
  • Trained American and British teachers

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

  • Advanced placement classes and honor classes for high school students 

  • Training to be high-level thinkers that prepare students for higher education

  • Two tracks of Japanese classes taught by trained, Japanese teachers 4 days a week  provide for Japanese speakers and nonJapanese speakers  

  • Small classes promote safe and secure learning for our students.

  • Practice SAT tests in grades 9 and 10

  • SAT test in grade 11 for those who want to take it (it is not required for graduation)

  • Five electives:  physical education, computer, art, choir, and keyboard

 
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
www.acswasc.org

 
Calendar Events for September through October

Sept. 1 TH                   Welcome back!

Sept. 2                         Library

Sept. 16 F                    Library; Camp Literacy Day! This is a 

Sept. 19 & 23              OFF 

Sept. 27 T                    Parent Observation Day

Sept. 30 F                    Library; Movie Day!

 

Oct. 3-7 M-F               easyCBM Testing  5th

Oct. 10 M                    OFF

Oct. 11 T                     Student-led Teacher-Parent meeting; Report Card Day

                                    No classes

Oct. 14 & 28               Library

Oct. 17 M                   100 DAYS!

Oct. 28 F                    Open Campus for Prospective Parents

 

Picture Day will be announced sometime in October…

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Congratulations to Taiyo in 1st grade!  He passed the pre-2 Eiken test.  Way to go, Taiyo!

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T-shirts are being sold now!  If any are interested, please see your child's teacher or the secretaries.  Our students created the original design 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.

New Life International School is growing and looking for a future building!​ We are growing out of our present buildings and our secondary students will need another building!  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

  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:  https://fundrazr.com/newlifehigh?ref=ab_5AzGK5

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.  

Jobs:

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 K12@nliskofu.com.

Full-time High School Teacher from April 2024 with a specialty in science and math. 

Teachers need to have at least a 4-year college degree, be native English speakers, and have a calling to teach in a Christian mission school.  Excellent benefits, and very sweet, hard-working students make this a great position!  Please contact Suzy Brown at K12@nliskofu.com.

Part-time Japanese High School Teacher from April 2023  

Teachers need to have at least a 4-year college degree, be native Japanese speakers, and agree with the vision of our school, which is to provide a quality Christian education in a safe, loving, family atmosphere.  Days are Monday through Thursday, between 9:40 and 10:45 at 2,800 yen each day.  Please contact Suzy Brown at K12@nliskofu.com. 日本語でください。

After School English Teacher 

Teachers need to have at least a 4-year college degree, be native English speakers, and agree with the vision of our school, which is to provide a quality Christian education in a safe, loving, family atmosphere.  Classes can be taught Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 4:30.  Groups and private classes are available.  Please contact Suzy Brown at K12@nliskofu.com.

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: http://www.newlifechurchkofu.com/

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