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Education

Kindergartens

Municipal Kindergartens (Nishi-sugamo Kindergarten, Ikebukuro Kindergarten, Minami-nagasaki Kindergarten)

Municipal Kindergartens provide two years of education to 4 and 5 year olds who are registered residents of Toshima City. Applications are to be submitted around October every year.

Inquiries

School Affairs Group, School Management Section Tel: 03-3981-1174

Elementary Schools and Junior High Schools

The Japanese education system consists of 6 years of elementary school and 3 years of junior high school education as compulsory education and three years of high school and 4 years of university education as higher education. All schools start their school years in April.

There is no compulsory education for foreigners, however, foreigners may enroll in elementary schools and junior high schools if they wish. If you wish to do so, an application for enrollment will be needed.Please come to the counter with resident cards for both the parent/guardian and the child. As a general rule, the school to attend will be designated according to the child’s address. Children aged 6 by April 1st will start elementary school and children aged 12 by April 1st will start junior high school.

School Assistance Subsidies

The City will provided financial assistance to those who have difficulty covering expenses incurred at national and public elementary schools and junior high schools upon application.

1.Eligibility
Parents/guardians of national and public elementary school and/or junior high school students residing in Toshima City with financial difficulties at the similar level as the eligibility for welfare.

2.Items Covered by Assistance
Expenses for school supplies, school lunches, medical expenses for school  illnesses, off campus activities, graduation trips (junior high school), field trips, summer facility (elementary school), graduation school albums, art appreciation, transportation to school, etc.

3.Application
Application forms will be distributed to all students at the beginning of April every year.Please fill in the application form and submit to the School Management Section.

Application forms are available at the School Management Section counter and the Tobu and Seibu Resident Offices.

【Note】Application for School Assistance Subsidies must be submit every year. If your application is delayed, you will not be eligible for the time before the application is submit.

School Assistance Subsidies for Disabled Children

1.Eligibility
Guardians of students who live in Toshima City and are enrolled in Special Classes for Disabled Children at public elementary or junior high schools (including those who also attend regular classes).

2.Items Covered by Assistance

(1)Students enrolled in Special Classes for Disabled Children and other disabled students.

Expenses for school lunches, transportation to school (for student only), vocational training transportation, intercommunication study transportation, graduation trips, off campus activities (day trips and overnight trips), school supplies and supplies to commute to school, school supplies and supplies to commute to school for students newly entering school, etc.

(2)Students also attending regular classes

Expenses for transportation to school (for student only)

※Assistance will be provided for partial or full amount for the above items. Level of assistance will vary by income level and assistance received through other assistance systems such as school assistance subsidies, welfare, etc.

3.Application.
Application forms will be distributed through the school at the beginning of April every year. Please fill in the application and submit to the School Management Section.

【Note】Application for School Assistance Subsidies for Disabled Children must be submit every year. You will not be eligible for the time before the application is submit.

Printed Materials for Foreign Residents

The below leaflets are available at the School Management Section Counter.

  • School Assistance Subsidies (in Japanese with partial information in English and Chinese)

Inquiries

School Affairs Group, School Management Section Tel: 03-3981-1174

更新日:2016年10月28日