Admission Procedure

Admission to JIS is based on an interview which takes place with the school Principal and /or a group of the class teachers. The main requirement for entry to the school is based on a students' ability to access our curriculum using English. The school does sometimes offer ESL (English as a Second Language) support but the proprtion of students accepted for this progamme is limited.

Interviews are held only when places are available but can be arranged at any point during the school year should a vacancy arise. Interviews for Reception and some Primary 1 places are held as group interviews (JIS playdates!) with several children attending at the same time. This allows the children to feel more relaxed and to be able to enjoy some time with a group of our teachers in a fun / play orientated situation. These interviews usually last for around 1 hour. Parents are informed of the results of their interview as quickly as possible, usually within the next few days.

Application for Reception and Primary 1 classes is encouraged at least the year before required entry as interviews are held in January or February of the admission year for an August start.
Application and interview fee is HK$ 600 - due on application to the school. 


Entry to JIS, in line with other international schools in Hong Kong, is by date of birth. For any further clarification please contact the school office - Ms. Sachiyo Miyajima 2834 - 3531 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

How to apply:

1) Complete an application form available from the school website and also in the school prospectus which can be mailed to you. Please add supporting materials to your application, such as a recent school report or student reference information. Send the application form to the school enclosing the HK$600 application fee.

2) Once the form is completed the school will contact you for an interview - should a space be available.

3) Interviews are held in the school and are usually around one hour in duration. The interview will contain assessments on reading, writing, ability in oral English and a general discussion. These interviews are usually held with the school principal, Mr. Walton. Group interviews are held for students for the Reception Class and Primary 1 and are aimed at being more relaxed - playdates at JIS.

4) Once the interview is completed Mr. Walton will meet with the parents to discuss the school and also the interview. The school will try to inform the family as soon as possible after the interview - this is usually within the next few days, except for group interviews for Reception and P1 class.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and your child.

Japanese International School

 4663 Tai Po Road ,Tai Po Kau, Tai Po, Hong Kong

  2834 3531         2652 2166         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.