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General Information on Admissions & Transfers



Junior & Senior High

Links to School Homepages

Admission & Transfer Information

Continuity in a child’s education is extremely important. By taking advantage of the continuity of Katoh School’s K-12 English Immersion / Bilingual Program children are able to build upon the skills and abilities established in earlier years. Students develop full mother tongue (first language) proficiency in Japanese and Japanese cultural identity and, over time, add native-like English proficiency, and a global mindset with the understanding, skills and attributes necessary of a global citizen.

Parents considering general admission or transfer should note that admission procedures vary according to age level. We advise parents to utilize all available opportunities to become familiar with our school by attending our school explanation sessions, class observations, as well as open school days.

The screening evaluations for general admission or transfer for older students (grade two and above) focus on English and Japanese literacy skills, academic ability, and personal maturity. Since lessons are conducted in both English and Japanese, students are expected to possess a certain level of proficiency in both languages appropriate to their grade levels requirements. In subjects taught in English, a reasonable command of English is essential. On the other hand, Japanese ability is indispensable for subjects taught in Japanese. Please refer to the latest information of the relevant school for further admission/transfer details.

Since a transfer application is considered only if there are vacancies, please direct your inquiries to each school to determine if applications are being accepted. In principle, we do NOT accept transfers into grade 6, grade 9 (Junior High School 3rd year), and Grade 11 (Senior High School 2nd year) after the start of DP.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Katoh Kindergarten

Ms. Ryoko Nakahara, Immersion Head Teacher
1979 Jiyugaoka, Ooka
Numazu Shizuoka 410-0022

Phone: (055) 921-4805
Fax: (055) 926-0044
Email: schoolinfo@katoh-net.ac.jp

Katoh Elementary

Mr. Atsuo Uchiyama, Vice Principal
Ms. Kumi Mann, Assistant Director
1979 Jiyugaoka, Ooka
Numazu Shizuoka 410-0022

Phone: 055-922-0720
Fax: 055-925-4316
elementary@katoh-net.ac.jp (admission inquiries)
kumi@katoh-net.ac.jp (other general inquiries)

Gyoshu Junior & Senior High School

Mrs. Nobuko Wendfeldt, Director
Email: nobuko@gyoshu.ed.jp

Ms. Gay-Ann Bagotchoy, MYP Coordinator, Director
Email: gbagotchay@gyoshu.ed.jp

Mr. Craig Sutton, DP Coordinator
Email: csutton@gyoshu.ed.jp

Phone: 055-924-3322
Fax: 055-924-3352

For up to date information on school information meetings, orientations, class observations, entrance examinations and general admission procedures please visit the individual school webpage:

  • Katoh Gakuen Kindergarten Admission Guidelines
  • Katoh Gakuen Gyoshu Elementary School Admission Guidelines
  • Katoh Gakuen Gyoshu Junior High School Admission Guidelines
  • Katoh Gakuen Gyoshu Senior High School Admission Guidelines
Katoh Gakuen English Immersion/Bilingual Program