Apply To HJIS

The Application Process

Horizon Japan International School welcomes applications of students from all socio-economic, ethnic, religious, linguistic and national or international backgrounds who seek a challenging academic program and active participation in an inclusive, diverse and multicultural community.

HJIS Online Application Form with all of the required documents needs to be completed within a month of the submission of the initial registration. Students are accepted on a space-available basis throughout the current school year. Applications are released in January for the upcoming school year that begins in August.

There are five steps to complete the application for Horizon. Please see below for specific information on each step.

Applications and documents can be submitted to the admissions office only through the online application form.

To enquire about availability of seats, request more information or to book an admissions appointment, please contact the Admissions Office at +81-45-624-8717 or [email protected]

We strongly suggest prospective families visit our campus, view the facilities, meet our staff and see our school in action. Admissions team members will be available to answer questions you may have.

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Review our Admissions Policy 

Prepare the following documents*: 

  • Academic Records for applicants for Grade 1 – 12
  • Proof of payment of the application fee of 20,000 JPY
  • A scan of the student’s passport or birth certificate for verification of birth date
  • Photo of the student and guardian(s)
  • A guarantee letter from your company if it is paying the school fees and tuition
  • Individualized learning plan (ILP) or any other supporting documents, if any


Assessment  and Parents Interview 

After your online submission, your child may or may not then be invited for an interview and placement assessment. A placement assessment helps us determine the placement and whether English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) or other specialized assistance is required.


Admission Decision

After reviewing the assessment results and previous school records, the school will decide whether the child may register. Families will be notified as soon as possible of the outcome of the process by email and it is at this stage that the actual registration takes place.


Admissions office will determne first day of the school and family orientation will be organized (if applicable).

WIDA Test (for English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners ) will be coducted. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend HJIS?

We have more than 400 students from Preschool to Grade 12.

How many nationalities are represented at HJIS?

HJIS is strongly committed to promoting international-mindedness in our students, with over 40 nationalities represented in the student body and 10 nationalities in the faculty.

Does HJIS have any after school programs?

Yes. HJIS offers a range of after school programs (ASP’s) that match the diverse personalities and interests of our students, and new ASP’s are offered every semester. Our goal is to balance a challenging academic program with opportunities for self-exploration. You can find specific ASP offerings on our landing page.

Where is HJIS located?

Our new campus in Yokohama makes our school accessible to students from various wards in Yokohama, Tokyo, and other cities in Kanagawa prefecture. Our closest stations are Yokohama, Kanagawa, and Shin-Takashima. You can find maps and directions under “Directions to HJIS.”

What is the student-teacher ratio?

The student-teacher ratio is 8:1

Does HJIS have a bus service?

Yes, we have 4 bus routes. Students can be picked up/drop off at several locations in or near Yokohama.

Does HJIS offer Japanese classes?

We offer Kokugo/JAL Japanese class once a week for Kindergarten and 4 times a week for Grade 1 – Grade 10.

Does HJIS provide lunch?

Yes, we work with Cezar’s Kitchen to provide nutritious school lunches for our students. Purchasing school lunch is optional and orders are placed in advance at the beginning of each term.

Are HJIS students required to wear a school uniform?

HJIS students in all grades wear the school uniform.

What curriculum does HJIS teach?

HJIS is an IB world school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and implementing the IB Primary and Middle Years Programmes.

How large are classes?

All classrooms have a capacity of 24 students.

What is the admissions process?

The admission process consists of the following stages:
1. Preparation – Review our Admissions Policy and Admissions Handbook to check your child’s eligibility.
2. Application Documentation (see the admission process in the Admissions section of this website)
3. Assessment and Parents Interview if applicable – After reviewing your application, your child may or may not then be invited for an interview and placement assessment.
4. Admission Decision

Age and Grade Placement

HJIS provides education from PreSchool through Grade 12.

Bank Account Details

Fees should be paid directly into the bank account below. Please include the student’s name with your payment to help us identify the source of payment.

Bank name :
Mizuho Bank (0001),
Swift Code: MHCBJPJT

Branch name:
Tsurumi Branch (362)

Account no :
Ordinary 2407328

Account name :
Gakko Hojin Horaizon Gakuen

The Horizon Japan International School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.