Admissions Policy

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Admissions Outline in Japanese

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. At St. Michael’s International School we aim to help you make the right choice for your child. Our Admissions Officer, Naoko Kimura, will guide you through the application process step-by-step. If at any point you have further queries, please feel free to contact her at

We welcome all nationalities to St. Michael’s International School and applications are encouraged from internationally-minded families in search of a British style curriculum which is delivered by internationally qualified, native English-speaking teachers. Students wishing to join St. Michael’s International School should display a positive attitude and the ability to fully participate in and benefit from the school’s curriculum and high achieving environment.

English as an Additional Language

Applications from children with only a little English are welcome; however, places on our English Language Learners programme (ELL) are limited. Applicants for places in Early Years (see level placement chart below) can be beginner English speakers, but they should have language and literacy skills in their first language appropriate to their age. Applicants to Year One, who have not been enrolled in our Early Years programme, will benefit from having attended an international pre-school or at least one parent should be a native English speaker. Applicants for places in Years Two to Year Six should have age-appropriate first language skills and understand sufficient English to allow them to cope in our all English environment. Successful applicants are given the help and support they need to benefit from the full curriculum as soon as possible; however, they are encouraged to also enroll in our after school English Language Section (ELS) programme.
Progress reports and parent-teacher consultation meetings are all in English so it is useful if at least one parent has some level of confidence in English. We offer English language classes for adults on a full and part-time basis in our ELS.

Special Educational Needs

At St. Michael’s International School we teach all of our children in mainstream classrooms however, we do accept a limited number of applications from parents who have children with mild special educational needs. These additional needs may include: learning difficulties; language and communication delay; children with social or emotional problems or children with gaps in their learning due to moving around different school systems. As we are not a barrier-free school we have limited facilities and provision to support children with physical disabilities.
Admission for students with additional learning needs is done on a case-by-case basis and determined by the belief in our ability to provide a meaningful education for them. Please contact for further details.

Level Placement Chart

As a British international school our year groups are determined in accordance with the National Curriculum of England and Wales. In order to determine for which age group your child is eligible, please see below:

Academic Year and Terms

St. Michael’s International School academic year begins in late August and ends in June. Please refer to this year’s School Calendar for details.

The School runs three terms:


The school must operate within acceptable educational limits and we aim to provide a positive outcome for all pupils and parents. We reserve the right to refuse entry to St. Michael’s International School on the following grounds:

  • If in our professional judgement, the applicant is not suited to the programme which the school offers.
  • If in our professional judgement, the applicant needs a level of resources and individual support which would impact disproportionately on other pupils in the school.
Call 078-231-8885 for Admissions Information