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English, Christian Education
Kindergarten through high school sophomore (K-12 from 2024)  
Licensed English kindergarten for ages 4 and 5.
Tuition for kindergarten is only 13,000 a month for those who qualify for the working tuition discount.  
Elementary school, grades one through six.
Junior High, grades 7-9 (junior high 1-3)
High School to grade 10 (high school 1)
11th grade (grade 2) will start in 2023, and 12th grade (grade 3) will start in 2024.
Mission: to equip students to be active, independent, expressive, and loving. 
Vision: to provide quality Christian education in a loving, family atmosphere.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.    Philippians 3:14

NLIS students are God-Centered, Outreaching, Actively expressive, and Love Learning!
NLIS provides the following:
  • an all-English education from kindergarten through high school
  • 14 to 1 student-teacher ratio enabling teachers to know the level of the students and helping them to achieve their best
  • qualified, trained, experienced teachers 
  • advanced placement classes for the high school students
  • one computer per student in grades 3 through 8

NLIS is working hard toward gaining accreditation through the Western  Association of Schools and Colleges, WASC. 

Open Campus
October 30, Saturday 

All prospective parents are invited to come to New Life International School to hear a bilingual 30-minute PowerPoint presentation about New Life International School.  Visitors may take a tour of the school buildings, look at the curriculum, and have a chance to talk with the teachers. Plenty of parking is available. Children are welcome. Those who cannot come may view the session on Zoom.  The ID is #4332594049.  The password is newlife1.

Open Observation
November 10, Wednesday 
Any time between 9:10 - 2:45

All prospective parents are invited to New Life International School to observe the classes on Wednesday, November 10.  Parents and children can tour the buildings, ask questions, and look at the curriculum.  Children are welcome. Please call ahead for parking instructions at 055-287-9577.

New Life International School

needs a

high school building by

April 2024!

We are growing out of our present building and our secondary students need another building.  We are asking for help to purchase or rent a building for our junior high and high school students.  The students will have fundraisers, work in flea markets, and sell original t-shirts, but we need more help!  Can you help us?  We are accepting donations now. Please see below the specifics of the building needs.


  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 and walking distance from Kofu station

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

  9. A covered bicycle parking area

10. Grounds on the property would be amazing


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.  Note: We will never press anyone to give a donation.  This is entirely volunteer giving.  

Calendar Events for October - November

Oct. 29th F            Fall class parties

Oct. 30th S            Open Campus for prospective parents 11:00-12:30

Nov. 3 W                Off

Nov. 5 F                 Library

Nov. 9 T                 Picture Day

Nov. 10 W              Observation Day for Prospective Parents

Nov. 16 T               Picture Retakes

Nov. 26 F               Sports Day at Midorigaoka Gym!

Nov. 23 T               Off


5/6th grade classroom enjoying hundreds of donated books!

NLIS offers a variety of learning  


Annual Art Fair


Annual Science Fair


Learning Centers

STEM  experiments

Students do various art projects and do performances with drama, handbells, and ukuleles.

Computer research and keyboard skills


Textbook studies

Part-time Teachers Wanted!

1.  Kindergarten teacher - temporary full-time from April 2022 through July 2022. 

Requirements:  A hoikushi license is required.  English is not required. 

Salary: at least 150,000 a month depending on experience and skill. 

Time:  9:00-3:00, Monday through Friday from April 6, 2022, through July 20, 2022.  If English is spoken, another job could be permanent at the school.

Interested applicants, please call 055-287-9577 between 9:00 and 4:00 weekdays.    

2. Japanese High School Teacher  

Requirements: 4-year college degree, native Japanese, and a license is preferred.  English is not required. The teacher must be an active churchgoer. 

Salary:  ¥2000 an hour

Time:  Between 9:00 to 12:15, Monday through Thursday.  

Interested applicants, please call the school 055-287-9577 during school hours, 9 to 4, weekdays.  


3. English as a Second Language Teacher 

Requirements: 4-year college degree, a native or very fluent English speaker, and an active Christian.

Salary:  Depends on how many students are in each class.  4 students would be 3,200 for a 45-minute lesson.   

Time:  Flexible times 3:00 to 4:30 Mondays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays

Interested applicants, please call the school at 055-287-9577 or 090-6014-2663 during school hours, 9 to 4, weekdays.  

4. Teacher assistant to help with classes, especially the 3/4 grade classroom.  This position can start as soon as possible.  The hours are 3 to 5 hours a day, flexible from 9:00 to 3:00, Monday through Friday.  Interested applicants, please call the school at 055-287-9577 or 090-6014-2663 during school hours, 9 to 5, weekdays.  

To receive more information or to see the school personally, please call 055-287-9577 from 9:00 to 4:00, or call Suzy Brown at 090-6014-2663 anytime.  Email at

5-4-16 Asahi, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi-ken,

〒400-0025 Japan

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:

Note:  The Japanese button provided on this site is by a computer translator, and it may not be completely accurate.