New Life International School - Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

Admissions Dates


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


Enrollment & Uniform Requirements 

1.  Language Assessment Requirement: 

Our kindergarten children do not need to have any English ability, and we accept a percentage of 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 accept students whose English is within 2 years of their grade level.  In other words, a new student entering our 5th grade must be able to listen, read, and write in English at least at a 3rd grade level.  Immersion education is remarkable with helping students grow quickly and with hard work, they catch up in our school.

All students must have a 20 to 30 minute interview and test which will be scheduled as soon as the admissions process begins.  Students answer questions orally, 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. 

Transferring from home school: Students who have been homeschooled are respected and welcomed to NLIS.  However, we request that parents show their child's 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. 



In order to promote equality in our school, we require all our students to wear 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.  Grades 4 and up are also required to have a uniform for physical education, same colors apply.  Friday is free day. Students do not have to wear a uniform on Fridays.