Application Process

All prospective students must first complete an application form, go through a level assessment and an individual interview in order to be considered. Students may apply within one year of the proposed starting date except for PreSchool and PreKinder Students. Should you have any questions regarding the process please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Below is a description of the steps in the application process to assist you in completing the application process in a timely manner.

1. Review the Admission Policy

Before applying to Horizon Japan International School, please take a moment to review our Admissions Policy and Procedures. If you have questions regarding the admissions process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at or +81(0)45-584-1945. We strongly suggest prospective families visit our campus, view the facilities, meet our staff and see our school in action. The Admissions Team will meet with parents and answer questions at the end of the tour.

2. Submit the Application Form

All applicants must complete the online application form. Upon receiving the completed application form and documents, our admissions committee will review the application in accordance with our admissions criteria.

A copy of the following documents should be attached to the application forms when submitting;

  • Student’s Picture (passport size – plain background)
  • Proof of payment (application fee: 20,000 yen)
  • Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Previous Report Cards if any (can be submitted at the family interview)
  • Confidential Recommendation Letter (KinderPrimarySecondary) (must be submitted at/before the family interview)

Bank name: Mizuho Bank (0001) みずほ銀行
Branch name: Tsurumi Branch (362) 鶴見支店
Account no: Ordinary 2407328 普通
Account name: Gakko Hojin Horaizon Gakuen ガク)ホライゾンガクエン

3. Interview and Assessment

All families making an application for HJIS will be invited for a family interview once the initial process is complete. Meetings will be made up of two distinct parts and involve both parents and children. Families will be notified of assessment dates. Placement assessments help us determine the grade placement and whether any special support service is needed for the child.

4. Admission Decision

After the School Meeting, the school will review the application in full. The Admissions team will contact all families within two to four weeks of the Interview to clarify the status of the application. If an offer is made, an acceptance letter will be emailed to you. Families need to inform the admission office within ten days to confirm their intention to enroll.


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