New Life International School welcomes inquiries from all interested students. Please feel free to contact the school office for an application pack. You are welcome to visit our campus on weekdays. We would be happy to arrange class visits, meetings with teachers or students, and a tour of our school.
Admission is based on the students’ abilities to benefit from and successfully complete the program offered by the school. The school uses a thorough and consistent process to collect and consider information from the student’s parents and previous schools to make a sound decision on whether a student shall be admitted. All students must have a 20 to 30-minute interview and take a basic skills test which will be scheduled after the admissions process begins. Students answer questions orally, read, write, and do math in this interview. Race, gender, ethnic origin, and religion are never used to deny admission to our school. However, we are a Christian school, so students and parents must agree to receive a Christian education.
Students are placed in grade levels primarily by age. The cut-off date determining grade placement is April 1st for all grades one and above. The minimum ages for the kindergarten classes are four years old for K1 and five years old for K2. K1 and K2 are taught together in a multi-age classroom but have different learning objectives according to their ages. As soon as a child becomes four, he or she may enter our school at any time during the year. Students must have toilet skills before enrollment.
By April 1st, students entering grade 1 must be at least six years old, grade 2 at least seven years old, and so on through high school. The principal will sometimes make exceptions depending on the circumstances.
Kindergarten and 1st-grade: No English skills are required.
Grade 2: Up to 20% of the students may enter with no English skills,
but they must take extra English classes after school.
Grades 3 and onward: All must be able to read, write, and speak English; however, if the English ability is within 2 grades of the child's grade level, he or she may be allowed to enter. For example, a 4th grader who has 2nd grade English ability may enter 4th grade. They must also take extra English classes.
Tuition and Fees
All Admissions fees are non-refundable (all numbers are in yen)
Application Fee ¥10,000 Payable at time of application for each school
Kindergarten (Ages 4 and 5) 50,000 *
Elementary (Grades 1-6) 160,000 *
Junior high (Grades 7-9) 80,000 **
High school (Grades 10-12) 90,000 (To begin in 2022)
Late Fee 30,000 Due if the child is not enrolled before April 1
* If the application is complete by December 4, 2020, ¥30,000 is deducted from the entrance fee. The kindergarten entrance fee is only ¥20,000, and the elementary entrance fee is only ¥130,000.
**If the application is complete by December 4, 2020, ¥20,000 is deducted from the entrance fee. The junior high entrance fee is only ¥60,000.
Annual fees are payable every school year. All numbers are yen.
Building Fee 35,000
Accident Insurance Fee 1,450
Tuition *Kindergarten 600,000 (50,000 a month) 528,000 (2nd child) 45,000
Elementary 720,000 (60,000 a month) 528,000 (2nd child) 45,000
Junior High 720,000 528,000 (2nd child) 45,000
High 720,000 528,000 (2nd child) 45,000
*If both parents work, kindergarten tuition may be able to receive discounts.
Total Costs per Year:
1st-year total cost for Kindergarten: 686,450 2nd year Kindergarten: 636,450 2nd Child: 626,450 2nd year 2nd child: 576,450
1st-year total cost for 1st grade: 926,450 2nd year elementary: 756,450 2nd Child: 736,450 2nd year 2nd child: 576,450
1st-year total cost for junior high: 846,450 2nd year junior high: 756,450 2nd Child: 656,450 2nd year 2nd child: 576,450
1st-year total cost for high school: 856,450 2nd year high school: 756,450
2nd Child: 666,450 2nd year 2nd child: 576,450
Tuition Reduction for 2nd & 3rd child:
Families with more than one child attending NLIS at the same time will receive a 25% tuition reduction for the 2nd child and 3rd child. As a result, the 1st child pays ¥60,000 per month, but the 2nd and 3rd child pays only ¥45,000 per month. This price reduction applies only to tuition, not to entrance fees or other fees.
Before and after school care is available from 8:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm.
In order to keep clothes competition down and to help us feel unified, we ask the students to wear only black, navy, white, beige, or gray tops and bottoms. No blue jeans, please. The uniform should be followed Monday through Thursday of every week.
Shirts must have no logos, designs, ribbons, ruffles, etc., but be a solid color. Shirts may be either button up or polo style. No t-shirts, please, except during physical education classes and on Fridays. Girls may wear dresses, skirts, and pants, but all must be in the school colors, and skirts and shorts must not too short, and underwear cannot show. Dark leggings are allowed.
Junior high and high school students may also wear red tops.
Every child must wear the school badge to school to help the community identify the child as part of our school. It should be pinned onto the shirt above the front left pocket, or in that position if there is no pocket. Children will receive one school badge free of charge. If parents want more badges they may purchase a badge for 200 yen.
Students are free to wear any kind of shoes, boots, sandals, etc., as long as they are safe and useful for school. Students are also asked to bring one pair of indoor shoes to be kept at school for use in case of rainy weather.
Fridays are "free days". Students may wear any color clothes they desire as long as they are respectable.
All children from Grade 3 must wear separate clothes for physical education classes. These should also be in the school colors. Blue jeans are acceptable for physical education. A time and a place will be given for the students to change. Students should take home their P.E. clothes every week to wash. NOTE: We are not having regular P.E. classes at this time due to Corona 19, therefore we will not be changing or using physical education uniforms.
Please look at our "School Handbook" page for more information on our school rules.