Information for Prospective and New Students 


  • Beginning Level:  Students in grades K-8 in 2018-19  
    (TK students will be placed on a waiting list and will be accepted if space is available.) 

  • Other Levels:  Students in grades K-11 in 2018-19 (placement test required)

Class Session:  2nd Saturday of September through the 1st Saturday of June


Class Times:


Class Assignments will be 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 some 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.


New Student Application fee:  $60


2018-19 Tuition:  $639 (total for the year)


If you would like to observe a class (optional): 

  • Observation Period:  designated Saturdays between January 13th and April 28th
  • Time:  8:30-9:10 -or- 10:35-11:15
  • Follow Steps 1-3 below

New Student Application Period:

  • through July 7, 2018, or until classes reach capacity (we recommend applying early)

Please see our FAQ page and explore our website for more details.

Instructions for:

  • Scheduling a Visit to Observe a Class (optional)     (Steps 1-3)
  • Taking the Placement Test                                       (Steps 1-4)
  • Submitting a New Student Application                    (Steps 1-5)

STEP 1:  Click here to provide us with your contact and student information 


(For current SMNG Families:  Log in, select the "Family Information" form, and "add another student" on the Student Information page)

  • Select "Create Account" (New User) and fill in Parent's name, email address, and select your password.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in.
  • Complete the Family Information form
    • On the Parent Information page, select "Parent" for "How are you connected to our school?"
    • On the Student page, follow instructions at the top. Select an entry for all selectable areas.
    • Remember to Save (button at the bottom of the page)

STEP 2:  Fill out Student's Background in Japanese Studies


STEP 3:  (optional) Schedule a Visit to Observe a Class


STEP 4:  Fill out New Student Application for 2018-19 and submit with payment online. Required for:

  • New Students
  • Prospective Students taking the Placement Test for a level other than the Beginning Level
    (prerequisite:  ability to read and write all hiragana)

STEP 5:  Schedule Meeting with the Principal


LAST STEP to Enroll:  Submit Online Registration forms and tuition payment between 5/1 and 7/7/18

  • Check back in May. Registration Forms will be available on 5/1/18
  • From 7/8/18, registration will be accepted if space is available. $50 Late Registration Fee will apply.

Walk-in Registration   (if you would like assistance registering):

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018, 9:30am-2:00pm