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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 EAL (English as an Additional Language). 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 EAL?
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EAL (English as an Additional Language) is a program for any student who requires extra help in acquiring English skills. EAL applies to students from grade one to grade three. For new grade four students and above, TYIS requires an appropriate level of English skills for entrance in order to assure he/she will be able to succeed in his/her academic performance.
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How long does a student stays in EAL?
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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. The price for a small is 450 yen, and a regular is 550 yen. It includes milk and salad.
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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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