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  • Low student-to-teacher ratio (maximum of 15 to 1)
  • Close knit family atmosphere
  • One computer for every two students 
VISION: To provide quality Christian education in a safe, loving, family atmosphere.
MISSION: We equip students to be active, independent, expressive and loving.

New Life International School (NLIS) is a small, but growing, elementary through junior high school that provides an English Christian education in the beautiful valley of Kofu City in Yamanashi, Japan. We have grades K through 9 (junior high, grade 3), and from April, 2022, we will have grades K (ages 4 and 5) through 10 (high school, grade 1). 

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.   We do projects, speeches, and research using the internet and other outside sources to go beyond our texts and our own life experiences. 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 educated native English teachers.  We speak only English in the main classrooms, and only Japanese is spoken in the Japanese classes.  We have Japanese classes 4 days a week from trained, gifted Japanese teachers.  We use the Japanese national textbooks and various Kanji workbooks.   


School winner of our jump rope contest!  He jumped over 3 minutes without stopping!
Winner of 1st grade jump rope contest!  Way to go!
To receive more information or see the school personally, please call 055-287-9577 from 9:00 to 4:00 in English or Japanese, or call Suzy Brown at 090-6014-2663 anytime.   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 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:
See our Facebook page:  New Life International School Yamanashi.  We are an NPO organization.