Enter to Nagoya City
Municipal Elementary school (6 years)/Junior High School (3 years)
(Aside from them, there are national schools and private schools)
(If you live out of Nagoya City, please visit the
In Japan, compulsory education includes elementary school and junior high school.
(If your children doesn't have Japanese nationality, you don't need to follow this.
But in case if your children want to attend school in Japan, it's available.)
Children enroll in elementary schools in the first April following their 6-year old birthday and get 6-year basic education.
Then in April in the year they graduate from elementary school, they enroll junior high school and get 3-year education.
There might be lots of differences in many ways between Japanese school and your country's
and children face various barriers came from difference of language, customes, culture, etc.
So, gardians have to keep in contact with teachers and take care of children..
In Japan, each school has its own rules.
In order to enjoy school life and keep good relation with classmates,
children have to keep the rules and regurations.
The Japan school year starts in early April (almost the same with cherry blossom season)
and consists of three terms. Between each term, there are summer holidays (around 40 days),
winter holidays (year-end and New Year holidays), and spring holidays.
If you plan to attend your children (Nagoya City residents) to a municipal elementary school /junior high school in Nagoya
at the beginning of April (the new term started), first of all you need to apply for admission
at Shimin-ka/Žs–¯‰Û or Shimin-gakariŽs–¯ŒW (citizen's section/community service division) of the Ward Office (branch) below.
In Japan, depend on where you live, your children is required to attend the designated municipal school in your area.
(You can not choose the school)
Please call or visit Shimin-ka/Shimin-gakari of your Ku/‹æ
|Where to call||Duty section||TEL||Where to call||Duty section||TEL|
|Chikusa Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-753-1898||Minato Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-654-9636|
|Higashi Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-934-1134||Minato Ward Office Nan'yo Branch||Shimin-gakari||052-301-8163|
|Kita Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-917-6446||Minami Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-823-9335|
|Kita Ward Office Kusunoki Branch||Shimin-gakari||052-201-2263||Moriyama Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-796-4534|
|Nishi Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-523-4535||Moriyama Ward Office Shidami Branch||Shomu-gakari||052-736-2000|
|Nishi Ward Office Yamada Branch||Shimin-gakari||052-501-4925||Midori Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-625-3973|
|Nakamura Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-453-5337||Midori Ward Office Tokushige Branch||Shimin-gakari||052-875-2203|
|Naka Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-265-2233||Meito Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-778-3035|
|Showa Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-735-3835||Tempaku Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-807-3835|
|Mizuho Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-852-9315||Nagoya-shi Kyoiku Iinkai||Shisetsu Keikakushitsu||052-972-3226|
|Atsuta Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-683-9475|
|Nakagawa Ward Office||Shimin-ka||052-363-4334|
|Nakagawa Ward Office Tomita Branch||Shimin-gakari||052-301-8241|