New Life International School where students love to learn!
  • low student-to-teacher ratio (maximum of 12 to 1) 

  • close-knit family atmosphere

  • one computer for every two students 

  • age 4 to grade 9 from April 2021

  Welcome to Our Kindergarten, from age 4, Elementary, and Junior High School through Grade 8.  High School will start from Grade 9 in April of 2021.  

We are closed for summer break at this time, but we may be reached at 090-6014-2663 (Suzy Brown) or by email, see the contact page.

The school will reopen on Thursday, September 3.  

Greetings and welcome to New Life International School!  NLIS is a small but growing kindergarten, elementary, and junior high school that provides an English Christian education in the beautiful valley of Kofu City in Yamanashi Japan.  We currently have grades 1 through 8 from April 2020-2021, and from April 2021, we will have grades K, ages 4 and 5, through grade 9.  We are working hard to open a kindergarten this fall, 2020.  If you are interested, please contact us.

We encourage you to visit our school and see that we are a school committed to children.  You will find that this is a vibrant and engaging community of teachers and learners.  


With warm regards,


Suzy Brown


Corona Precautions

We are following all CDC requirements to keep safe from the current pandemic.  We are working hard to keep our environment as safe as possible and feel that our small school is ideal for this challenge.  These are the precautions we take:

  • Students, teachers, and staff wear masks or face shields indoors at all times. 

  • The students sit at least 1.5 meters away from each other and face forward at all times.

  • We wash our hands every time we leave or enter the classroom in designated sinks.  

  • All grades enter and exit the school at assigned doorways and at staggered times. 

  • We ask all volunteers and parents to avoid entering the building during school days unless they have a reservation. 

  • Classes are kept self-contained.  

  • Lunches are eaten in the classroom and not in the cafeteria.

  • We have canceled P.E. at this time, but the children go outside or in the gym every day to run and do exercises.   They continue to practice social distance even outside and wear gloves if any equipment is used.  We do not mix the classes even outdoors. 

  • Our music classes have no singing at this time.  We are playing instruments that do not require breath, i.e. handbells, ukuleles, and percussion instruments. 

  • All students check their temperatures every morning and bring a temperature chart to school each day. 

  • At the end of each day, all students and teachers disinfect all areas of classrooms, restrooms, halls, and sinks with bleach water.  

We are an active school full of learning, friendships, concerts, art fairs, science fairs, and more!  Schedule an appointment to come and observe our classes!

"Stand by Me" by 4th and 5th graders on ukuleles

Beach Day Fun!

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 church or be Christians to be enrolled in our school.  Please read the site "Christian Education" to understand more fully what we are and how we teach.  For more information about New Life International Church, visit our website:

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.  

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

〒400-0025 Japan

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5-4-16 Asahi

Kofu, Yamanashi 400-00255

400−0025 山梨県甲府市