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Admission Process

We always encourage returnees to apply for admission anytime during the year.
While in Japan, school year starts from April, at LAIS the school year starts from September.

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Applicants need to submit all required documents online and make payment for the Application Fee.
<School informs applicant about the interview schedule>
The date and time of the interview will be announced after the applicant has completed the application process.
Interviews are usually held between 13:30 and 16:00 on school days and depending upon the Year level selected, may take anywhere from 1-3 hours.
<Result notification>
The applicant usually receives the result in about a week's time.

* Scheduled dates are for reference only and may be changed, if deemed necessary.


Below is the general fee schedule of LAIS. Fees may vary based on timing of entry, installment method and number of consecutive years the student has attended. For detailed information, please contact the school office.

(Currency: Yen. All tax included.)

Kindergarten Elementary School Middle School High School
(Post Secondary)
High School
(Senior High)
Initial Fees Application Fee 19,500 34,500 39,500 82,500 89,500
Registration Fee*1 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000
Entrance Fee*2 150,000 300,000 310,000 385,000 480,000
  Internal Student*3 150,000 240,000 248,000 - 384,000
Campus Development Fee*2 210,000 210,000 210,000 210,000 210,000
Initial Fees Total 579,500 744,500 759,500 877,500 979,500
 Internal Student 579,500 684,500 697,500 492,500 883,500
Annual Fees Tuition Fee*4 1,163,000 1,120,000 1,207,000 1,233,100 1,310,800
Maintenance Fee 84,000 84,000 84,000 97,900 104,500
Event Fee 10,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 150,000
PTA Fee 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Annual Fees Total 1,262,000 1,309,000 1,446,000 1,486,000 1,570,300
  • *1 Registration Fee:
    Students joining from AJB only have to pay the difference between the AJB Entrance Fee (180,000) and LAIS Registration Fee (200,000), which is 20,000 yen.
  • *2 Entrance Fee and Campus Development Fee:
    Required when entering into Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School and High School (Post Secondary and Senior High) respectively.
  • *3 From Elementary School onwards, internal students that have attended a given number of consecutive years in the last division of LAIS (see below) enjoy a discount in Entrance Fee.
    ・Elementary School: Attended at least 3 consecutive years in the Kindergarten of LAIS.
    ・Middle School: Attended at least 3 consecutive years in the Elementary School of LAIS.
    ・Post Secondary: Attended at least 3 consecutive years in the Middle School of LAIS.
    ・Senior High: Attended at least 5 consecutive years in the Middle School and Post Secondary of LAIS.
  • *4 A second child gets a 10% discount on the tuition fee; the third child gets a 15% discount.
  • ※ Uniform Fee will be charged after the student has enrolled and costs approximately 40,000 yen/year.
    School Lunch Fees include Lunch Processing Fee (7,260 yen/year) and Lunch Fee (Kindergarten・Year 1: 350yen/lunch, Year 2 and above: 380 yen/lunch). In principal, Kindergarten students are required to take school lunch unless they are unable to due to allergies or religious reasons.


1. Tell me more about an "International School".
An "International School" generally offers a curriculum that is not tied to the national curriculum established by the educational ministries of each country, assuming the acceptance of foreign children and students. On the other hand, some schools offer curricula in specific countries, such as American School, British School, Indian School, etc.
LAIS is an international school that belongs to the former. Our Elementary School has a comprehensive coverage of the world's best curriculum, while the Middle and High School has used the Cambridge curriculum as a Cambridge international accredited school. The curriculum provided by Cambridge international is an international curriculum, which is different from the UK’s national curriculum.
2. In general, from what age should I send my child to an international school?
There are a lot of students enrolled from Kinder (2-5 years old) and Year 1 and 2 of the Elementary School. This is typically because as one gets older, the ability of learning a language in a natural way becomes more difficult. At LAIS, when a student enters to the Kindergarten, his/her English language skills do not matter. It is also possible for a student who is not yet fluent in English to enter our Elementary School and above. In this case, the student may be asked to take our intensive English course (extra fees are required). In addition, the student may consider starting from the lower grade at the beginning and catch up through after-school intensive programs. If you have a clear plan of sending your child to an overseas university or you wish to provide your child with a pathway to the global stage in the future, we believe that sending your child to an international school as early as possible is highly advisable.
3. Are there admission deadlines?
Our programs permit student acceptance for September (fall) admissions and also for April (Spring) admissions. We also accept transfer students in between the academic year. For the latest information and exact deadlines, kindly check our website.
4. When is the best time of the year to enter?
Like other international schools, the school year at LAIS starts in September. In general, it is best for your child to start attending school at LAIS in September. There are also students from Japanese schools entering in April. However, you may choose any time that works best for you. We have returnees and foreign students of families who move to Japan for work joining us throughout the year. In addition, for students who are not proficient in English yet, we recommend that they enter as soon as they decide to join LAIS so that they would have more time to get used to the new environment.
5. What are the types of tests administered for admission
Depending on the age of the student, tests are conducted to determine their basic age level understanding and proficiency in English (there is no requirement for the child to know English before joining LAIK). Note that for admissions in the High School, previous evidence of academic capability is essential as the course work is rigorous and intense.
6. Should the parents know/speak English to enroll the children at LAIS?
It is not necessary. We have Japanese speaking staff who shall assist. All the information/communication from the school will be made in both English & Japanese.
7. Does the school provide support to students who are not fluent in English?
An Intensive English Course (IEC) is available for transfer students and students who require extra coaching in English. If a student is unable to complete the curriculum due to language skills, the IEC program is mandatory.
8. What are the backgrounds of the teachers?
The class teachers hold bachelors/masters/PhD degrees from various universities of repute and also specialize in the subjects they teach. They are also trained further for a minimum of three months followed by another six months of assistance during teaching. Several of our Kindergarten teachers have been working for over 10 years. All teachers in High School are Cambridge certified for teaching and evaluation. Teachers of different nationalities bring their unique perspective to teaching.
9. What kind of physical education does the school provide?
Students are trained to perform various exercises using many apparatus. Once a week, they have PE class using the grounds of Taisei High School. From Year 1, students participate in sports at the Mitaka city’s sports center to practice various sports/ athletics including swimming, badminton and basketball.
The school has hosted the annual Sports Day event (since inception) which is attended by the students’ families and friends of the students.
10. Do the students go on educational trips?
Yes. The students participate in two or three outdoor activities per year. They visit several places on field trips and also enjoy hands-on learning experiences. Camping, Ski-trips, visits to Museums, Aquariums, Zoos and other activities are scheduled throughout the year. You may view some sample shots to learn more.
11. Do you have provisions to keep children till late hours?
The Kindergarten timings are from 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday to Friday (except on Wednesdays 9 AM-12 noon). The Kindergarten students are rather young and need the nurturing provided by parental care. However, we understand that work or other constraints may exist. We provide child care after class till 6:30 PM. Parents must enroll in the After School Club and pay additional fees for doing so.