Admissions Process

We are pleased that you are interested in joining Makuhari International School!

There are two different pathways for entry into MIS. One is for students wishing to enter at the beginning of the academic year in April, and one that is for students who wish to transfer into our school during the school year. Both have different timelines and slightly different processes. Before you begin the application process, be sure to check the admissions criteria to see if your child is eligible to join MIS 【Qualification Requirements】.

The Admissions Schedule for 2021

Attached is the Admissions Schedule for 2021.

MIS will hold an information session and school tour on October 17th, 2020.

Please understand that we will limit the number of people from each family due to the prevention of COVID-19.

Information regarding the session will be posted on our website on September 18th, 2020.

1_2021 Admission Schedule

Information Session -17 October 2020

Makuhari International School will be holding an ‘Information Session’ at the school from 10:00am to 12:00pm on 17 October 2020 (Saturday). This will be mainly for families of children interested in applying for admission to our Kindergarten or Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year, beginning in April 2021.

Date: 17 October 2020 (Saturday)
Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Application close: 02 October 2020 (Friday)
Venue: Makuhari International School Gymnasium

Please note that reservation is required to attend the information session.

Please send the application form attached below by fax (043-296-0186) or email(h.takeshita@mis.ed.jp).
Deadline for application form is Friday 02 October 2020.

Please see the attachment files below for details.

Due to COVID-19 prevention, we will limit the number of people from each family. Only two people from each family can attend the Information Session. Also, please make sure to follow the directions below:

1. Please do not come to the Information Session if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please call the school office (043-296-0277) if you cannot come to the session.
2. Please wear a mask at all times. You may not come onto the school campus without a mask.
3. We will take all people’s temperature at the front gate upon entry. If you have a fever of 37.5 C or more, you will not be permitted on campus.
4. Participants will sanitize hands upon entry.
5. Please observe social distancing rules by maintaining a minimum of 1 meter between you and non-family members.

Information Session Details: Information Session Letter 2021
Application Form for Information Session: Application_Form_Information_Session_2021
Request for Enrolment Documents Form (Please submit it if you cannot attend Information Session): Request for Enrolment Documents Form for April 2021

 

General

For April, please follow the schedule described here: 【Enrollment for April

For times other than April, please go to the ‘Forms’ page under ‘Apply’ to download and complete an application form. Please return this to the school, together with an application fee form (Form A), any records, references or recommendation letters, and/or test results from the current or previous schools attended. The application should also include a copy of the child’s passport picture page, Parents Information Form, and a copy of the family’s certificate of residence and two self-addressed envelopes. For full details, please request an 【Admissions Booklet】from the school.

If we feel a child meets the criteria for joining Makuhari International School, a subsequent screening test will be organized with the class teacher. For Kindergarten 1 or 2 children we will arrange an informal meeting with the kindergarten staff rather than a test. Where a child is accepted for testing/interviewing, a fee of ¥20,000 is paid to the school.

In certain situations, after a test, a follow-up interview might be arranged with the Learning Support of English Support Coordinator.

In all cases, a child will be placed in the relevant Grade (dependent on their chronological age). An offer of a place (or not) will be made in writing. Any decision made by the Head of School is final. If a place is not offered, advice and further information may be given to the child’s parents. If there are no spaces at the time of application, a child may be invited to join a waiting list at the school.

Registration and other fees are payable immediately on entry to the school (Please do not pay before you get invoice). For more information about fees, please go to our Fees page under Apply.

A child may leave the school for up to three months or one term and a place will be held open for them, as long as tuition fees are paid for the period of absence. During the absence, the child is expected to attend an appropriate school, with documentation of such attendance required upon return to Makuhari International School.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms Takeshita, our Admissions Officer, at h.takeshita@mis.ed.jp or by calling her at 043-296-0277.

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