FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

 

What is the age requirement for New Students?
  • Beginning level: Students in grades K-8 in 2018-19 (at regular weekday school)
    (TK students will be placed on a waiting list and will be accepted if space is available)
  • Other level: Students in grades K-11 in 2018-19 (at regular weekday school)
Is there an entrance exam?
  • Not for beginning level students
  • For students who can read and write hiragana and would like to be in a class other than the beginning level, a placement test will be required. 
When can we observe a class? 

If your child is eligible to enroll in the 2018-19 school year:

  • Observation Period:  designated Saturdays between January 13th and April 28th
  • Time: 8:30-9:10 -or- 10:35-11:15
  • Parents and prospective students are welcome to come together.
When can we apply for the new school year?

We begin accepting New Student Applications beginning the 1st Saturday in January for the new school year which begins in September.

 

The registration period will be May 1-July 7, 2018.

 

From July 8, registration will be accepted if space is available, and a $50 late registration fee will apply.

Do you accept new students mid-year? New students may be accepted if space is available. Please contact us to inquire.
When are classes held? Saturday mornings (see the “Calendar” page for dates, “Class and Fees” page for A and B class times)
How many students per class? Up to 12 in the beginning level classes. Up to 14 in the older classes. 
Can I choose between A & B Class?

We ask parents to leave this decision to the staff. We select the class that best fits your child based on his/her level and age group. (For continuing students, we also consider teachers’ recommendations.) Therefore, each of our 16 classes are unique. 

 

Class Assignments are announced in late August.

 

Please keep your Saturday mornings open as your child could be placed in either A-class (8:20-10:10am) or B-class (10:25am-12:15pm). (There are also two school days per year (Stage Presentation and Graduation/Completion Ceremony) which are all morning events; refer to the 'Calendar' page)

 

If you have a schedule conflict that cannot be changed, we will make every effort to accommodate your child, but please understand that this may result in a class assignment that is not optimal for your child's level.

How do we apply? If we are accepting new students, there will be information on our homepage labeled "For New and Prospective Students." (or click here)