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I.S.N. provides an environment for multicultural, bilingual, exploration-based learning in
English and Japanese throughout the day in Nagano, Matsumoto, and Ueda. For the I.S.N.
Pre-school, the fact that most activities each day are conducted in English, is only one
feature of our program. Our vision includes a broad and deep holistic approach to learning.
From our specialized team of skilled educators who facilitate the learning process to our caring
and principled background staff working to ensure open and effortless communications,
at I.S.N. we believe in creating an environment where all feel welcomed and nurtured.

Opening Hours

Monday through Friday

7:30 am – 7:00 pm
(homeroom teachers and office staff are available from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm)

English Language Programs

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Japanese Language Program
(Extended Evening Care)

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Japanese language instruction time, including songs, crafts, hand games, etc., by the childcare staff)

Pick-up and Drop-off

Drop-off for both Kindergarten and Nursery School

Between 7:30 am to 8:50 am
Depends on the certification category.

Evening pick-up

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Pick up for students not participating in the evening program is between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm.
A school shuttle bus is available in the morning and evening. Please contact us for details.


Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
There are also days when the school is closed according to school regulations.
Saturday childcare is available for No. 2 and No. 3 certified students.

There are no long vacations such as summer vacation. Please contact us for a detailed schedule.

Absence, Late Arrival, and Early Leaving

For your child’s safety, please contact the school in advance.

Timetable for each class

Notice Regarding Entrance into and Enrollment in the 2024 School Year