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】.

 

Information Session – Friday, September 23 (Application for the Information Session is Now Closed)

 

Application for the Information Session is Now Closed.
If you are unable to attend the Information Session, you can download the MIS Application Documents from the ‘Apply’ → ‘Forms’ page after Friday, September 23.
※ Please contact Ms. Takeshita (h.takeshita@mis.ed.jp) if you are applying from abroad. We will email you instructions on how to submit your application documents.

 

 

Makuhari International School will be holding an Information Session on Friday, September 23 in the MIS Gymnasium from 10:00am to 12:00pm for families of children interested in applying for admission to our Kindergarten or Elementary School for the 2023-2024 school year, beginning in April 2023.

 

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022 (National Holiday)
Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Requests to Attend Due By: Wednesday, September 14
Venue: Makuhari International School Gymnasium

 

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

 

Please complete the online questionnaire at the link below.
The deadline to apply to attend the Information Session is Wednesday, September 14.

 

Please see the attached files for more details.

 

Due to COVID-19 prevention, we will limit the number of people from each family to two. Please make sure to follow the directions below:

 

1. Maximum ONE parent from each family can attend the Information Session.

 

2. 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.

 

3. Please wear a mask at all times. You may not come onto the school campus without a mask.

 

4. We will take all participants’ temperatures at the front gate upon entry. If you have a temperature of 37.5 C or more, you will not be permitted on campus.


5. Participants will sanitize hands upon entry.

 

6. Please observe social distancing rules by maintaining a minimum of 1 meter between you and non-family members.

 

Information Session Details: <Updated_15 September > Information Session 2023 Letter

Application Form for Information Session: Now Closed

Request for Enrollment Documents (Please submit it if you cannot attend the Information Session): Now Closed

 

The Admissions Schedule for April 2023

Attached is the Admissions Schedule for April 2023.
MIS will hold an information session and school tour on Friday, September 23, 2022 (National Holiday).
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 1, 2022.

<Updated_15 September > The Admissions Schedule for April 2023

General Information for Admissions

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. 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 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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