VISION: To provide quality Christian education in a safe, loving, family atmosphere.

MISSION: We equip students to be active, independent, expressive and loving.

American and internationally recognized curriculum are used to prepare our students to be globally responsible citizens.  Through visiting speakers, to hands-on collaboration in the classroom, New Life International School works hard to provide authentic learning experiences that challenge and inspire our students to grow.   With projects, speeches, and research using the internet and other outside sources, we go beyond our texts and our own life experiences to grow.  As an international school, we offer a multi-cultural environment which is a safe environment for children to learn, play, and express their individuality.
Our classroom teachers are all trained and experienced native English teachers.  We speak only English in the main classrooms, and only Japanese is spoken in the Japanese classes.  We have Japanese classes 3 to 4 days a week from trained, gifted Japanese teachers.  We use Japanese national textbooks and various Kanji workbooks. 

Meet Our Teachers

Dr. Danny W. Brown


Danny Brown is our consultant for NLIS and pastor of New Life International Church.  He has a B.A. in Religious Studies, an M.A. in Teaching E.S.L., and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education.  Dr. Brown has been a full-time English teacher at Yamanashi Eiwa College for 23 years. 


Suzy Brown


3rd and 4th Grade

Suzy Brown, the founder, and principal of the school has a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Language and Literacy.  She is a licensed teacher with 9 years of elementary teaching experience in the public school system in Texas, USA.  Mrs. Brown taught English part-time for 18 years at Yamanashi Eiwa College in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan.

この学校の創設者で、校長でもあるスージー・ブラウン先生は、初等教育の学士号を持ち、語学や文学に関しては修士号を取得しています。また、教員免許を持ち、アメリカ・テキサス州の公立小学校で9年間教えた経験もあります。 ブラウン先生は、甲府の山梨英和大学で非常勤として18年間教えてきています。

Claudia Stadius

1st and 2nd Grade

P.E. 1st and 2nd

Claudia Stadius is a trained, licensed teacher.  She teaches our 1st/2nd class.  She has a BS  in education and has over 15 years of experience teaching in Japan. 


Christian Brown

5th and 6th Grade

P.E. Teacher 3rd-6th 

Christian Brown teaches our 5/6 grade class and physical education to grades 3-6.  He has a BA in Communications from Dallas Baptist University and has over 13 years of teaching in Japan.


Naoyuki Furuya

Japanese Teacher

Grades 3, 5

Mr. Naoyuki Furuya is a highly qualified and trained language teacher.  He teaches Japanese classes to grades 3, 4, and 7/8.


Jonathan Rasson

7th - 9th Grade

P.E. Teacher 6th-9th

Jonathan Rasson teaches our 7-9 grade classes and physical education to 7th through 9th grades.  He taught 4 years in Yamanashi in the JET program in junior high and has a BA in Asian History and a master's degree from Waseda University. 

 ジョナサン ラッソン先生は、中学1-3年生を受け持ち、また、中学1-3年生の体育も教えています。これまでに、山梨県の中学校で4年間JETプログラムで教えてきた経験があり、早稲田大学の修士号ももっています。

Tomoko Furuya

Japanese Teacher

Grades 4, 7/8

Mrs. Tomoko Furuya is a highly qualified and experienced Japanese teacher with a master's degree.   She teaches Japanese classes to grades 3, 4, and 7/8.



Future teachers:  

All classroom teachers must have a bachelor’s degree and a certification to teach from an English-speaking country.  He or she must be a native English speaker and an active Christian.  For more information contact Suzy Brown at Please send your resume (CVC) with a letter describing your teaching philosophy and your faith.

今後、教師募集の条件この学校で教える常勤の先生は、全員英語のネイティブであり、毎週教会に通う熱心なクリスチャンであることが条件になります。また、英語圏の国の学士号+教員免許を取得しているか、修士号を取得していることも条件になります。詳しいことはスージ ブラウンまでご連絡下さい。( また、ご自身の信仰と教育に対する考えを述べたものを送って下さい.

Aiko Veale

Administrative Assistant

Aiko Veale is our accountant, secretary, and bookkeeper. She is an experienced teacher, as well. She can answer any questions in Japanese, as needed.


Kiyoyasu Kawaguchi

Japanese Teacher

Grades 1, 4, 6

ESL Teacher

Kiyoyasu Kawaguchi teaches Japanese classes to grades 1, 2, 5, and 6, and ESL classes after school.  Mr. Kawaguchi is a highly qualified and experienced teacher with over 30 years of college teaching. 




Stephen Veale is our chaplain.  He teaches the children stories from the Bible every Friday.  He is an experienced teacher from New Zealand. 


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Facebook:  New Life International Yamanashi

Tel. 055-287-9577 in Japanese


in English



5-4-16 Asahi

Kofu, Yamanashi 400-00255

400−0025 山梨県甲府市