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When can my child enter TYIS?
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Applications are always accepted as long as there’s space available in the grade for which you are applying.
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When will I be informed about the interview and testing dates?
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Once TYIS receives all the forms, we’ll call you to make an appointment date.
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What kinds of tests are given to my child?
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An applicant is expected to take several tests to determine their English proficiency (i.e. speaking, listening, reading, writing) and academic ability. These tests are to determine if your child requires the ASK (Academic Support for Kids). English abililty is crucial for your children’s academic success at TYIS.
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What is the next step after the interview and testing?
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You’ll be notified by either phone or e-mail regarding the status of your child’s application.
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What is ASK?
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Goal of the ASK program is to promote the best possible academic success for students who are challenged, in whatever subject necessary. ASK classes include Math, Science, and Social Studies, so that students can increase their vocabulary in these subjects and accelerate their learning. ASK also includes English language learners who are not at grade level in their English language development. Students are helped either outside their regular classroom or assisted within their regular classroom.
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How long does a student stays in ASK?
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It all depends on the individual and parental support. At the end of every semester, a student will be tested and reviewed to see whether he/she is able to transit back into the mainstream class.
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As part of the YMCA, do you teach bible study or anything to do with religion?
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No. Although the YMCA is based upon Christian philosophy, the YMCA and TYIS welcome students and families from many faiths which strengthen its relationships and understanding.
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Does the school provide any activities other than classroom instruction?
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Yes, the YMCA runs a camp on Lake Yamanaka in Yamanashi, and a lodge at Myoko Kogen in Niigata. Students go on yearly trips to these facilities. Other activities include two yearly concerts, and such things as cultural and holiday related events. However, these non-classroom activities all have an underlying tie to the academic program.
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Is school bus service available for my children?
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TYIS offers bus services in the eastern part of Tokyo area. Bus routes will be changed each school year according to the location of bus users. Please contact our admission office for details.
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Does TYIS have school lunch?
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Yes, it is optional for parents to order a monthly lunch in advance.
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Does my child have to wear school uniform?
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Yes, our school uniform can be purchased directly from Lands’ End from a link in our homepage.

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