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Information regarding admission for the 2021/22 school year.

Applications for admission to ISN Preschool and Elementary School opens every September. Announcements regarding the details, including admissions to seasonal programs, will be made on this site. For the seasonal programs (spring, summer, winter), announcements regarding the details will be made on this site. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Students wishing to join ISN preschool are not required to have any prior knowledge of English. Each class has a limited number of places available. Once these have been filled, we will end the admission process for the year. Should two or more applications for the final place in a class be made on the same day, that place shall be decided by ballot. (1) Families with siblings at ISN, and (2) Families who live in Matsumoto, where both parents are working, will be prioritised in this order. ※Families who apply after all the places in a class have been fulfilled will have the option of being placed on a standby list, should they wish.

Admission numbers for the 2019/20 intake
Age Class Number of Students
2 years old Rainbow (Nursery 1) 18-24 students(12-18 per class)
3 years old Aurora (Nursery 2) 20 students
4 years old Shooting Star (Pre-Kindergarten) 20 students
5 years old Milky Way (Kindergarten) 20 students
Admission application procedure.
  1. Download the application form [here].After gathering all other necessary documents, please send to the below address. Delivery by hand is also acceptable.

    International School Of Nagano
    Minami Matsumoto Campus Preschool Office
    Matsumoto City, Minami Matsumoto 1-2-2,Nagano 390-0832

  2. We will get back to you within one week of submitting your application.
  3. Once payment of your initial fees has be confirmed, we will send a certificate of enrollment.
  4. Further details regarding the enrollment process will also be sent at some point in February 2018.

Elementary School

We require quite a high level of speaking. writing, and reading skills in English for students who want to join the ISN Elementary class. Please contact us first before submitting the registration form. We will arrange a school visit and an interview.

Requirements for 2019/20 admission.
Age: Grade 1 to 6
Students born between April 2nd,
2007 -and April 1st, 2014
From Grade: 1 to 5 , 15 -20 students.
  • *Depending on how many applicants we get from each age range, classes may be divided accordingly.
  • *ISN preschool graduates will take priority in admission.
The application procedure.
  1. For those wishing to apply for ISN elementary school, we will first conduct an interview with the student and their parent/guardian. This can be done at the school itself, or for families living outside of Nagano prefecture or outside of Japan, a video interview can be conducted.
  2. After the interview, we will send the application form by email or mail. Please fill in all information requested and submit to our Shimauchi campus:

    ISN admission office
    7779-1 Shimauchi,Matsumoto City,Nagano,390-0851

  3. After we have received the completed application form, we will be in contact to give further information on enrollment, registration fees, and all other remaining information.
  4. After all documents and the bank transfers are are completed, we will acknowledge the child as an ISN student and send the letter of acceptance by mail.
  5. Students must be registered to a *public elementary school. We will explain the process by which they need to be registered. *Schools along the line of Article One of the 1947 School Education Act.
  6. We will send the ISN school policy and other paper documents around February 2018.

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Minami-Matsumoto Campus

1-2-2 Minami-Matsumoto, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-083


Shimauchi Campus

7779-1 Shimauchi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-0851


Nagano Campus

Add: 2-5-6 Minami-Takada , Nagano-shi , Nagano 381-0033