Admission Requirements

Marie International School
Pre-school/kindergarten/Primary School


Welcome to MIS 2021-2022

Mission statement

“From action to motivation.”

In partnership with families and communities, MIS aims to create a high-quality learning environment encouraging our students to become motivated lifelong learners and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of the future world.

Through a holistic, child-centered, inquiry-based curriculum, focused on learning, working and acting together, we aim to inspire our students to reach their most significant potential by fostering, sustainable responsibility necessary to create a more peaceful world through community action, intercultural mindedness, develop a critical thinking skills and respect for all life.

”Who we are”

We are an International Preschool and Elementary School located in Aoyama and Shukugawa. The philosophy of the school springs from a firm belief in the need to teach our children mutual respect to foster their self-confidence and self-reliance, boost their creativity and enable them to become the responsible world citizens.

The school believes that education should promote “ learning, working and acting together“ and provide a context for the development of each student’s social and emotional intelligence. Therefore we support our students in reaching their understanding of the value of learning and the development of academic skills which will enable them to be independent and gain qualifications necessary for a successful life.

Our core values:

We are committed to providing a high-quality international education to a diverse community of learners from age 1 to 12 in a caring, supportive and safe environment.

We are devoted to creating the effective teaching and learning environment, encouraging students to stay motivated to strive to reach their most tremendous potential.

Our transdisciplinary curriculum is designed to develop the personal and academic potential in each student through effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

We are dedicated to building a foundation for each child that supports academic excellence, personal integrity and the valuing of the individual based on the affirmation of personal worth, open-mindedness, self-esteem and respect for others.

Our curriculum is designed to develop an appreciation of the importance of good citizenship, community spirit and solidarity amongst our students.

Admissions Timeline

The first phase of recruitment will begin in mid-December and continue through January. Phase 2 applications will be accepted in the middle of March next year, subject to space availability. At this time, applicants from all grades may be eligible. The 1st Grade screening of applications for our first cohort of students will normally take place between December and January. Dates will be announced separately.

For students who are not applying from our school, the document review and interview will take place in January and February. Application for admission will be completed for all applicants in the first phase in January 2021. Admission decisions are usually made between February and early March.

Application Procedure

School Tour
(Please inquire by mail or phone)
School Tour
(Please submit the School Tour form)
Submit application form
Document Screening/Screening Session/ Entrance Examination
Submit documents for admission procedures
(Jan.~ Feb.)
Admissions Review
Admission decision
(Feb. ~ Mar.)

(We will notify you by email)
Tuition and other fees payment
(Feb. ~ Mar.)

Requirements for Admission
Primary School (Primary 1 - 6)

Application Form
A copy of the most recent school report card (if available) Letters of recommendation from
two teachers
Screening/test result
Contact Information
Application Fee ¥11,000

Requirements for Admission

Application Form
A letter of recommendation from one teacher.
Contact Information
* We might need more information.
Application Fee ¥11,000

Language requirement of parents.

English is the communication tool for everything in MIS. Parents who do not use English as the first language at home need to make an effort to understand the communication with teachers in English and support their children's education.

Letters of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation contains a letter of permission for the student to provide confidential information about the child. The letter of recommendation should be written by a senior who knows the child well and who will report on the child's academic performance and behavioural assessment. For a prospective student, the most important person to recommend is the child's closest teacher. Please ask the teacher to fill in a letter of recommendation.

"Recommendations for languages other than English".

Letters of recommendation are preferred, but can be submitted in languages other than English.

“Age and Grade Placement”

Admission to Kindergarten is generally based on whether the student was born before or after September 1st. Students who will have reached the age of three by September 1st of the year of entry will be admitted to Kindergarten. Students of an earlier age will be placed in Preschool. Please note that no exceptions can be made to these eligibility requirements.

Admission to Primary 1 is open to students who will have reached the age of 6 before September 1st of the year of entry. Applicants for Primary 1 entry who are expected to have graduated from another kindergarten in Japan may also apply for admission.

Entering Grade Age by September 1st
Primary 1 6
Primary 2 7
Primary 3 8
Primary 4 9
Primary 5 10


Students who have applied for admission will be assessed by a strict admission panel based on school recommendations, academic reports and an English test.

The admission decision may be preceded by one or more of the above. Admission decisions will be announced in February or early March.

The curriculum of Marie International School

“Education is a lifelong process”

English Language:英語

Language is fundamental to learning, thinking and communication. Marie International Schoolʼs curriculum is dedicated to promoting teaching in an authentic context. Consequently, the students learn the foreign language by practical application through speaking,listening, reading and writing to understand and express their ideas and opinions. Additionally, MIS facilitates the application of the modern learning methods by word networking, associations, listening and reading, essentiality and personal relevance, as well as dynamic repetition. Marie International School is committed to stimulating the confidence of MIS students, moreover the ability to express accurately and fluently. English is the primary language in the school.

Students will know how to: (English)

  • Express opinions about stories, characters, and events,
  • Write, with guidance, about experiences, stories, objects orevents in a personal journal,
  • Show curiosity and ask questions about language,
  • Ask questions for clarification and further explanation,
  • Listen attentively and respond appropriately in discussions,
  • Communicate ideas and information and follow rules ofconversation.


Students develop their understanding of mathematical concepts in realistic contexts so they can recognize the power of mathematics for describing and analyzing the world around us. They inquire into relationships interact with manipulatives and engage in conversations with others. They develop fluency with basic number facts and essential skills and use these to solve problems, representing their thinking and solutions using the language of mathematics and symbolic notation. Marie International School provides a balanced program to explore studentʼs understanding of data handling, measurement, shape and space, pattern and function, numbers.

Students will know how to: (Math)

  • Use the whole numbers up to 100 in real life situations,
  • Understanding and use vocabulary to describe shape, including face and edge,
  • Begin to use appropriate math strategies,
  • Begin to be able to explain how a problem can be solved,
  • Begin to use standard units of measurement to solve problems in real-life situations involving length, mass, money and time.


Science in Marie International Schoolʼs curriculum allows students to explore it in the context of exploration of behaviors, interrelations among the natural, physical and material worlds. It encourages curiosity and permits to construct and challenge studentsʼ understanding of the world by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills. The scientific process promotes practical learning by experience and inquiry to enable the student to make informed and responsible decisions. Marie International School develops scientific concepts and knowledge through hypothesizing, observations and thinking critically about findings. Marie International Schoolʼs Primary Years Program focuses on learning about living things, Earth and space, materials and matters, forces and energy.

Students will know how to: (Science)

  • Know the process of how plants are harvested and used through the seasons,
  • Know that changes occur in daily and seasonal cycles and their effects on living things,
  • Know that habits of people change in different seasons,
  • Know the characteristics and movements of objects, Know the phases of the moon,
  • Know how to measure weather in terms of temperature, perception, cloud cover, wind speed and direction.

Social Studies:社会科

Social Studies encourage curiosity and develop an understanding of people concerning the past, present, future. Tailored with the awareness of personal and cultural identities through social studies, as well as the skills and knowledge needed to participate actively in their classroom, their school, their community, and the rapidly changing world. Marie International School aims to develop studentsʼ understanding of the world in a historical and geographical perspective and examines the role of individuals in communities.

Marie International Schoolʼs Social Studies explore: (Social Studies)

  • Human systems and economic activities,
  • Social organization and culture,
  • Continuity and change through time,
  • Human and natural environments,
  • Resources and the environment.

Students will know how to: (Social Studies)

  • Identify roles, responsibilities, and rights at home and at school,
  • Symbols of Japan and comparison to other countries,
  • Read simple maps,
  • Examine technology in daily life,
  • Examine how the environment affects daily life.

Personal, Social and Physical Education

Marie International School considers an individualʼs wellbeing through the promotion and development of concepts, knowledge, attitudes, and skills that contribute to it. Wellbeing is intrinsically linked to all aspects of a studentʼs experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development, and contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participate in an active, healthy lifestyle.

Personal, Social and Physical Education

Marie International School promotes learning of physical movement by exploring the skills associated with becoming aware of the strengths and discipline. Physical activity is an essential aspect of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and learning through self-esteem, confidence, cooperation and fitness. Marie International School popularizes an active and healthy lifestyle, movement and interaction. Additionally, the school encourages the students to develop positive attitudes and behaviors and self-identity, use appropriate social skills when interacting with others in the range of situations, and learn to communicate and manage the feeling, emotions and opinions.

Students will know how to: (PSPE)

  • Know and recognize the importance of regular exercise in the development of wellbeing,
  • Know and reflect on the interaction between body systems during exercise,
  • Know how to express hopes, goals and aspirations,
  • Know how to solve problems and overcome difficulties with sense of optimism,
  • Knows how to use self-control to deal with anger or excitement.

Arts ‒ dance, drama, music and visual arts
芸術 ‒ ダンス、演劇、⾳楽、視覚芸術1

The powerful mode of communication through which students explore and construct a sense of self and develop an understanding of the world around them. Arts provide students with a wide range of opportunities and means to respond to their experiences and engage with historical, social and cultural perspectives. The students are stimulated to think in new ways and articulate their thoughts through a variety of media and technologies.

Arts ‒ dance, drama, music and visual arts
芸術 ‒ ダンス、演劇、⾳楽、視覚芸術2

The curriculum recognizes that not all learning can be supported solely through language and that arts as a medium of inquiry also provide opportunities for learning, communication and expression. Learning about and through arts is fundamental to the development of the whole child, promoting creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and social interactions.

Students will know how to: (Visual art)

  • Develop the powers of their observation,
  • Consider the purpose of artwork from different times, places and a range of cultures,
  • Combine different formal elements to communicate ideas, feeling and their experiences,
  • Identify and make choices of materials, tools and processes with guidance,
  • Develop artistic skills through experimentation with shape, color, line, space, texture to create artworks,
  • Create 2D and 3D artwork from direct observation.

Students will know how to: (Drama)

  • Explore familiar themes and characters through improvisation and roleplay,
  • Act out their own and well-known stories, using voices for characters,
  • Explore basic bodily movements and the use of space,
  • Explore familiar roles, themes and stories dramatically,
  • Work individually or in groups with confidence,
  • Discuss why they like a performance, recognize likes and dislikes regarding music, sound, movement, dance and design in classroom dramatizations.

Students will know how to: (Music)

  • Become familiar with the basic of traditional, melodic and rhythmic notation,
  • Sing songs from a variety of times and cultures,
  • Use a variety of instruments with care and control,
  • Interpret and use visual symbols to represent sounds,
  • Respond to different music, giving the reasons for preferences.

Students will know how to: (Dance)

  • Explore familiar themes and characters through improvisation and roleplay,
  • Act out their own and well-known stories, using voices for characters,
  • Explore basic bodily movements and the use of space,
  • Explore familiar roles, themes and stories dramatically,
  • Work individually or in groups with confidence,
  • Discuss why they like a performance, recognize likes and dislikes regarding music, sound, movement, dance and design in classroom dramatizations.

Information and Communication Technology

Recognize the increasing impact of information and communication technologies on teaching and learning. Therefore, the use of technologies is integrated as much as possible into student inquiries. ICT provides opportunities for the enhancement of learning, and may significantly support students in their inquiries, and in developing their conceptual understanding. Technology is considered as a tool for learning. Moreover, Marie International School supports the transdisciplinary The Primary Years Program of inquiry within the areas of investigating, creating, communicating, collaborating, organizing, and becoming responsible digital citizens.

Students will know how to: (ICT)

  • The role of information as a tool for communication and learning,
  • Understanding of technology processes with the focus on design, measurement, shapes and models for airplanes, buildings, pipelines and so on.
  • Digital technology, data security, social networking.

Time Schedule Primary 1

9:00-9:15 Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom
9:15-9:30 Reading
Reading Reading
Reading Reading
9:30-10:15 English Math Japanese Math English
10:25-11:05 Math English Math English Science
11:15-12:00 Japanese Social Education ICT Social Education Japanese
13:00-13:45 Science ICT Science Japanese Social Education
13:55-14:20 Music Drama PSPE Art PSPE
14:20-14:45 Dance Drama PSPE Art PSPE
14:45-15:00 Homeroom/ Cleaning Homeroom/ Cleaning Homeroom/ Cleaning Homeroom/ Cleaning Homeroom/ Cleaning

After School Program: 追加授業

15:00-15:45 Home Work Home Work Home Work Home Work Home Work
15:45-16:00 Independent Study Snack Time Independent Study Snack Time Independent Study Snack Time Independent Study Snack Time Independent Study Snack Time
16:00-16:55 ICT Reading English Reading Japanese Art Math
16:55-17:00 Short Break Short Break Short Break Short Break Short Break
17:00-17:55 ICT Reading English Reading Japanese Art Math
18:00 Pick Up Time Pick Up Time Pick Up Time Pick Up Time Pick Up Time

Primary 1 必須科⽬

8 English 英語
8 Japanese ⽇本語
8 Math 算数
6 Science 化学
6 Social Education 社会教育
4 ICT 情報通信技術
2 Art 美術
2 Drama ドラマ
2 Music ⾳楽
2 Dance ダンス
2 PSPE 体育

Tuition 2021-2022

Application Fee : ¥1,1000
(one-time/non refundable)

Registration Fee :¥150,000
(one-time/non refundable)

*There is a method decided by our school of divide the tuition fee.
*If you drop out in the middle of the semester, the tuition fee will not refunded.

Tuition Fee Primary 1

1st Term (4/1-7/16) 2nd Term (8/16-12/17) 3rd Term (1/4-3/18) Annual
¥417,000 ¥476,000 ¥429,000 ¥1,322,000

*If can be divided in to 3 times.
*Tuition is not including Books, Teaching Materials, Uniform.

Annual Fees :
Building Development Fees ¥100,000

Maintenance Fee ¥35,000

*These costs are payd annually.

Tuition Assistance

For those who need financial assistance to attend school, there is a scholarship system.
Household income must be 2.5million or less per year.
This system is also applied to those with excellent academic ability.

Marie International School

Aoyama Shool Building Image

Aoyama Shool Building Image


3F T’s Jingumae 4-15-3 Jingumae Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
Omotesando St. (5 min.)
TEL: 03-6721-0805