Admission Policy

Admission to JIS is open to any child regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender.

Our school specialises in offering an I.B. education in a unique educational context. We offer a very dynamic PYP (Primary Years Programme) curriculum that appeals to a wide range of international students within Hong Kong. Our perspective is very international which is reflected in our very diverse student clientele. In order to access and enjoy our curriculum we assess students upon entry to the school. We assess their understanding and competence in using English as a medium of instruction and then ask them to perform a range of age related standardised tasks.

We do have  ESL (English as a Second Language) support staff, so we may admit a proprotion of students who may benefit from extra support in English. This proportion is controlled to carefully balance the needs for each class.

Interviews are only performed should a place be available. Applications are retained by the school and kept on file. Parents are contacted in order of application date and admissions criteria. Applications are only removed from the JIS system at the request of parents.

Application for Reception and Primary 1 classes is encouraged the year before entry as interviews are held in February of the admission year for an August start. For example, interviews for Reception Class for August 2017 are held in January / February 2017.

Application and interview fee is HK$ 600. (due on application)

Entry to JIS, in line with other International Schools in Hong Kong, is by date of birth. Below are listed the dates for entry to our current year groups and future years. For any further clarification please contact the school office - Ms. Sachiyo Miyajima 2834 - 3531.

Students wishing to enter JIS for the approaching school year: 2016-17 will be interviewed should a space become available in the appropriate class.

Students for our admission to our Reception Class in August 2017, will be born between January 1st 2013 and December 2013. 


Application D.O.B. (date of birth) for next school year - 2017 - 2018 are listed in detail below.


Japanese International School -






January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Primary 1

January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Primary 2

January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Primary 3

January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

Primary 4

January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009

Primary 5

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

Primary 6

January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007

Parents wishing to apply to the school but whose child may not be suited to these dates are asked to contact the school Principal, Mr. Walton before applying.

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