Admission Policy

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  EAL (English as an Additional 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 generally 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 2022 will be held in January  2022.

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 current school year: 2020-21 will be interviewed should a space become available in the appropriate class. Parents will be contacted using information supplied on the application form. Should families re-locate within Hong Kong or not be interested in pursuing their JIS application, we ask that they contact the school to update the details held on file.

Students for our admission to our Reception Class in August 2021, will be born between January 1st 2017 and December 2017. 

Application D.O.B. (date of birth) for next school year - 2021 - 2022 are listed in detail below.


Japanese International School -






January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Primary 1

January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

Primary 2

January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

Primary 3

January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Primary 4

January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Primary 5

January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Primary 6

January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011


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

Japanese Internnational School, Hong Kong has clear guidelines regarding all aspects of data privacy and compliance. We ask for and store only personal data that is directly used for the support and management of the school and its community. Please find attached a copy of our information regarding data protection and compliance: 


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.

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