Newis Summer

Program 2022

2022 marks the 13th annual NewIS Summer Program. Every year NewIS welcomes students from our own student body, children from the local community, and students from overseas, many of whom return year after year for a program based on active learning through experiential activities. In previous years, exhibitions and performances of student work have been provided for parents or guardians on the last day of each session; however this year, as with last year, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this may need to be altered. Learning within the contexts of drama, music, art, digital media, domestic sciences, and other creative activities, provides students with opportunities to expand their imagination, interests and skills in many directions. There is also a Japanese Program option which is available for ages 3 ~ 5 year olds for the duration of the four week program, and for 6 year olds and older for session B only, the first two weeks of the program.

Teachers both from NewIS and the local international schools community will facilitate this year’s program with a maximum ratio of 12 students per teacher. The 2022 NewIS Summer Program runs from Thursday, July 7th to Friday, August 5th. There are options to register for the first two week session only, for the second two week session only, or for all four weeks. The program hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with an added cost aftercare option to 4:30 p.m also available. School will be closed for the Japanese national holiday on Monday, July 18th with the following day, Tuesday, July 19th, a school holiday making for a four day weekend.

Registration for the 2022 NewIS Summer Program

has now closed.

Summer Program Online Orientation

On Monday June 6th 2022 the Summer Program Online Orientation was attended using Google Meet by approximately 50 families interested in the program. During the presentation, areas such as 'Program Overview', 'Class Schedules', and 'Covid-19 Precautions' were covered. While this orientation was the only instance of presenting the information live, those wishing to do so can watch a recording of the presentation here.


The tuition fees are indicated on this table. An additional registration fee of 25,000 yen is required for new students only. It is waived for students currently or formerly enrolled at NewIS or in the Saturday or Summer programs.

Parents are invited to register their children on-line through the links on this page. Upon registration, parents receive a confirmation email indicating the amount to be paid with bank transfer information and a due date. Bank charges vary depending on the country of origin and all bank transfer charges (both abroad and in Japan) are the responsibility of the parents. Registration is automatically cancelled if payment is not received by the indicated due date. For further information, please call 03-3980-1057 or email

After dismissal at 15:00, an aftercare program is available for an additional fee of 15,000 yen for two weeks or 25,000 yen for four weeks. This is a flat rate which does not vary in relation to attendance or absence. Aftercare is unstructured supervision time and does not have a specific learning based purpose. The language of supervision may be either Japanese or English, depending on the supervising adult.

Program in English

The English program has Early Years, Junior, Senior and Secondary Classes split across the age range of 3 to 17 years old.

The Early Years class for ages 3 to 5 shares a spacious classroom with the Japanese Early Years program class with specialists visiting periodically to enhance the program. The focus is on activity based learning with activities facilitated primarily in English.

English program classes for students between the ages of 6 and 17 are divided by age along a rough guide of lower primary, upper primary and secondary students. The classes for these age ranges are called the Junior Classes, Senior Classes and Secondary Classes respectively. Activity based learning with a wide range of activities such as drama, music, art, sonic arts and digital animation, enables students to maintain interest and engagement throughout the day and provide the context through which they can broaden and develop their English language skills regardless of initial proficiency

Program in Japanese

The Japanese program has Early Years and Senior Classes across the age range of 3 to 17 years old.

The Japanese Early Years class for ages 3 to 5 shares a spacious classroom with the English program class. English speaking specialists visit the class periodically to enhance the program. The focus here is on activity based learning, with activities and learning facilitated primarily in Japanese.

In Japanese program Senior classes, for students between the ages of 6 and 17, students spend the majority of their day engaging in a blend of language based and activity based learning activities which promote learning and using the Japanese language. The program is designed to accommodate a wide range of proficiencies, so beginning to advanced speakers of Japanese are welcome. Each day students also visit a specialist class of their choice where the content is delivered in English.


More details about program requirements will be sent upon registration; however, it may be helpful to parents to know the following in advance:

  • Lunches are not provided and need to be brought from home each day,

  • Healthy options are encouraged, so please ensure drinks are non-carbonated and food choices are healthy,

  • Items brought from home should be clearly labeled and named,

  • Indoor shoes are not required to join the program,

  • Comfortable casual clothing is recommended: The school uniform is not required.


In the case of cancellation by the registrant after payment has been made, all but 25,000 yen of the prepaid fees will be refunded provided that the school is informed in writing on or before June 14th, 2022. For cancellation after that date and prior to July 1st, 50% of the prepaid fees will be refunded. There can be no refunds after July 1st. Please note also that the fees cannot be prorated for late starts or early departures.

Covid-19 Precautionary Measures

The NewIS approach during the Covid-19 pandemic has been to minimise risk and maximise learning. This approach extends to the summer program. As such, the following precautionary measures will be taken:

  • Temperatures be checked at home before leaving for NewIS each morning,

  • Hand washing will be frequent and prioritised, with hand sanitisers used when needed,

  • Mask brought each day to be used at students’ own discretion or staffs’ recommendation,

  • Rooms will be well ventilated, and

  • Students should not attend school if they are ill or sick. Please stay at home until well enough to return to the program.