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Jinseki International School (JINIS) has started accepting online applications and conducting assessments for admission in April 2021. This application process is open to children entering Grades 1 in April 2021.

At the same time, we have also begun taking applications for students seeking to transfer into Grades 1-4 at our school April 2021.

In addition, we are accepting a limited number of transfer students for admission in September 2020 or later. This application process is open to pupils who reside in Japan and are in Grades 1-3. Onece classes are filled for each grade, the remaining applicants who passed the assessment will be placed on a waiting list.

  • STEP 1

    Contact us for further information and to arrange a visit

    We strongly recommend that you take time to visit our school, meet our team and tour our facilities before applying.

  • STEP 2

    Submission of the application form

    Please be sure that you read our application guidelines before making an application to JINIS.

  • STEP 3

    Admissions process update

    After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic notification. This will be followed up shortly after with an email from our Registrar outlining the next steps. Please do ask us any questions you may have.

  • STEP 4

    Notification of application outcome

    Further to an evaluation of your application we will contact you to confirm the outcome and outline the next steps.

Admissions Overview

As an international school, JINIS accepts children all year round and appreciates the individual circumstances of each child. Whilst there are some children who start and leave at different times over the year, the main school intake occurs in September and April.

Grades for Entry

JINIS currently accepts children for Grades 1-3 and Grade 4 from April 2021. Each year we will add an additional Grade as the school grows. Entry at Grade one is strongly encouraged as this enables the child to start their JINIS journey at the start and also offers parents more opportunity for entry as more spaces are available.
Please note that we also have pre-entry lists for younger children seeking entry to the school in the future.

School Tours 2020

We would encourage families interested in our school to arrange a tour of the school we currently offer tours at either 11am to 1.00 pm or 1pm to 3.00pm.


We process most applications for September in April/ May /June and for April in September/ October/ November, but parents are encouraged to apply / enquire about availability at their earliest convenience throughout the year as spaces are usually limited.
An application for a school tour or assessment can be made online or through
In some cases, where time is limited or a follow up visit is difficult, the school visit and the assessment can be held at the same time. Please inform us if this is your wish.

Pupil Assessments

We make every effort to make school assessments as stress free as possible for your child. Where possible, we ask the prospective students to join the school for 2 hours in class or to do activities with the other children. This gives us an opportunity to see each child’s social and academic ability and potential in a natural context.
We would aim for this assessment to take place at 11 am -1pm (and include lunch) or 1pm to 3pm (and include afternoon snack).

Selection Criteria

We select children based on a wide range of criteria in order to maintain a balance within the school. Such considerations include gender, nationality, academic ability and social skills.

Parent Meeting

An important part of our selection process is also our parent meeting. This offers parents an opportunity to share with the school their expectations and intentions for their child and the Head/ Chair of the Board to gauge if families fit and would be supportive of the school’s philosophy.

Final Decision

Parents will be informed either:

  1. 1) The applying child has been accepted
  2. 2) The applying child has been accepted and placed on a waiting list until a space becomes available
  3. 3) Their child has not been accepted.

The school will not offer feedback on any admission decision. There is no right to appeal.

Waiting Lists

Pupils placed on the waiting list will be informed as soon as a place comes available. The school, by nature of its pupils, cannot predict when this will be.

Admissions Process

At JINIS we understand that choosing the correct school for your child is incredibly important. We therefore firmly make the primary focus of the admission process, collectively discussing the suitability of each child to our school. We seek to meet every interested family personally to collectively share information and most importantly, answer any questions prospective parents and pupils may have.

・Future applications

As a school, we both welcome and accept applications all year round. Where there are no spaces in a year group, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Pupils too young to enter the school will be placed on a waiting list for future Grade One admission.

Click here for Details on the Waiting List

Should families wish to apply for a place at JINIS they should:

  1. 1.Complete the online Application Form
  2. 2.Await feedback from the Admissions Officer regarding an assessment date.
  3. 3.Complete payment of examination fee and confirm this with the school
  4. 4.Attendance of Assessment in JINIS *
  5. 5.Submit supporting documentation
  6. 6.Await decision by the school

If an application is successful:

  1. 7.Complete payment of Enrollment Fee and confirm this with the school
  2. 8.Submit additional information requested by the school
  3. 9.Payment of other school expenses

*Assessments are available on the same day as a tour as required. Prior arrangement of this is required. For pupils unable to attend JINS, assessments are also available in Tokyo or remotely.

Our administration staff are available to guide you through the application process. Please contact us should you have any questions. Thank you.

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