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 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
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 licensed teachers
  • 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 9-10 (junior high 3, high school 1)
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

 
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Calendar Events for June through July

June 28 T                     School Performances 2:00-2:30

                                     Parents are welcome to come!

June 29 W                   Open Campus - Prospective parents are invited to come to view the classes and watch a Powerpoint presentation about NLIS.  Please call for a reservation!

July 1 F                       Library

July 4-8                       Art Fair! 

                                    Food Drive

July 8                          Beach Day!

July 11-15                   easyCBM tests 3

July 12-14                   Joy Bible Camp for grades 6 through 8

                                    Enjoy 2 nights in Okutama Camp playing                                      camp-wide games, swimming in the pool,                                      skits, chapel, and river rafting!

July 15                        Fire evacuation drill and Library

July 18                        OFF

July 20                        Half Day; Schoolwide water games!

July 21-August 31      Summer holiday

 

July 25-29                   Summer School 

Open Campus, June 29

You are invited to come to NLIS on Wednesday, June 29, anytime from 9:15 to 2:30.  Tour the school and observe all the classes from grades kindergarten through high school.  Listen to a short PowerPoint presentation at 11:30 in Japanese and/or English.  Children are welcome to join. Parking is limited, so please call ahead.  055-287-9577

Summer School

July 25-July 29, M-F 9 am-3:00 pm

Summer School Theme:  Space

Science STEM experiments, crafts, Bible, reading, math games, daily outdoor playtime, water fun, movies, snacks, all in English!  

Ages 4-12, Kindergarten through 6th grade

Cost:  30,000 yen per child

Limit (40)  

NLIS students get a discount price of 26,000 yen.

Call 055-287-9577 in Japanese or English to make a reservation now!

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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 in the near future.  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.  

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/

Jobs:

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 9:00 and 12:30.  

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.  

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 agree with the vision of our school, which is to provide a quality Christian education in a safe, loving family atmosphere.   

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