Application Requirements

Below are the application requirements for admission to St. Mary’s International School. If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact admissions@smis.ac.jp, or send us an inquiry.

Application fee

An Application Fee of ¥20,000 is required with each application. The Application Fee may be paid by credit card here.

All applicants

  • Application Form
  • Confidential Information Form
  • Record Release Form
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport page showing his birthday in English
  • A recent family photo
  • Previous school records for at least the past two years
  • Current year’s progress report
  • Application fee

For applicants to the Readiness Program (Kindergarten) and Grade 1

For applicants to Grades 2–5

For applicants to Grades 6–8

  • English Teacher’s Recommendation
  • Mathematics Teacher’s Recommendation

For applicants to Grades 9–12

Required Documents:

  • Official transcript and school profile
    • Initial transcript at the time of application, final transcript before enrolling
  • A standardized test score report (IOWA, SSAT, PSAT, etc.)
  • English proficiency exam for non-native English speakers
    • Duolingo English Test (DET) preferred. We also accept TOEFL ibt or IELTS Academic (not TOEIC)
  • Recent graded writing sample from English or Social Studies class
  • A confidential school counselor or principal recommendation
  • A confidential math recommendation
  • A confidential English recommendation

Once your son is accepted into St. Mary’s

Once your son is accepted into St. Mary’s, please complete and present the following forms