New Life International School - Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

Admissions Dates


We accept students throughout the year.   Feel free to contact us with questions.


3  Student Qualifications & Uniform Requirements 


1.  Language Assessment Requirement: 

Our kindergarten children do not need any English ability.  We accept some 1st grade non-English speakers because all 1st graders are learning how to read.  They will learn English quickly in an all-English atmosphere.   We also accept a few 2nd graders whose English is low, however, after 2nd grade all students must be able to read and write in English or they will not be successful in their education.  A 20 to 30 minute interview will be scheduled as soon as the admissions process begins.  Students answer simple questions, read, write and do math in this interview.       

1. 語学力:


2. Grade Level Requirement: 

A student entering K and1st grade have no pre-school attendance requirements.  However, we strongly suggest that students be taught to read and recite the A, B, C’s before entering 1st grade.

A student entering grades 2-6, must have attended and passed the previous grade level to be entered into the next grade of our school.  That is, a student must have already attended and passed 1st grade elementary school in order to be admitted into 2nd grade.

Transferring from home school: Students who have been home schooled are respected and welcomed to NLIS.  However, we request that parents show their childrens' grades to inform us of the level of each student.

Transferring Japanese school students: Students who have been educated in a Japanese elementary school, yet have English skills, are able to transfer into NLIS.





ホームスクールからの編入: それまでホームスクールをしていた生徒も大歓迎です。でも、ご両親には、1人1人の子のそれまでの成績を提示していただきます。

日本の学校からの編入: 日本の小学校で学んでいた生徒も、英語力が問題無ければNLISに編入出来ます。

3. School Regulations, Policies, and Procedures Requirement: 

Parents must agree to follow and support all NLIS regulations, policies, and procedures for their child’s sake.  Children must also agree to follow the school regulations. It is important for parents to give the child a sense of responsibility for joining a school community and for respecting the teachers and leaders of the school. 



We require simple uniforms and a badge.  We ask that students wear black, navy, gray, white or khaki tops (polo shirts are okay) with black, navy, gray, or khaki bottoms.  Black, navy, gray, and khaki dresses are also allowed.  Grades 6 and up can also wear red tops.  Friday is free day. Students do not have to wear a uniform on Fridays.