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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.