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School Enrolment and Transfers

About the Japanese Education System

The Japanese Education System primarily consists of 6 years of elementary school, 3 years of middle school, 3 years of high school, and 4 years of university (2 years for junior colleges). Compulsory education is the 9 years of elementary and middle school. The Japanese government does not impose on children of foreign nationality, but all children have the right to receive education. For pre-school education, nursery schools, kindergartens and other authorised daycares are available.

You can find out more information on the education system in Japan at CLAIR's Multilingual Living Information homepage.

 

Kindergarten and Certified Children’s Institute Kindergarten Enrollment 

Children from the age of 3 to 5 can receive pre-school education at kindergartens and certified children’s institutes. There are national, public and private kindergartens, and all differ in enrollment age and cost. Children must have reached the minimum age of the kindergarten they wish to enroll in by April 1st of their enrollment year, and have completed their resident registration.

Some kindergartens and children’s institutes begin the enrollment process in October of the previous year, so please check with the kindergarten.

List of kindergarten

Private Kindergartens

1

Yoshida Runbini Kindergarten

Higashi-sata-cho 2157 Banchi 1

099-295-2502

2

Yoshida-minami Kindergarten

Honmyo-cho 543

099-294-3730

3

Higashimata Kindergarten

Higashimata-cho 3761-1

099-298-8221

4

Yoshino Kindergarten

Yoshino-cho 3216-53

099-243-7522

5

Nishikigaoka Kindergarten

Yoshino-cho 2223 Banchi 4

099-244-0006

6

Kagoshima Kobato Yuna no Ki Kindergarten

Daimyougaoka 3-14-1

099-243-1135

7

Kawakami Kindergarten

Kawakami-cho 847

099-243-3155

8

Hanabusa Kindergarten

Midorigaoka-cho 13-1

099-244-2277

9

Sennen Kindergarten

Sennen 1-36-1

099-220-8686

10

Keikou Kindergarten

Koyamada-cho 3510-3

099-238-3410

11

Ishiki Kindergarten

Ishiki 5-19-20

099-229-2010

12

Akebono Kindergarten

Ono 4-4-31

099-229-0008

13

Inishiki Kindergarten

Shimo-ishiki 2-12-3

099-220-2705

14

Uchino Kindergarten

Tamazato-danchi 1-5-3

099-229-1722

15

Tamazato Yoki-bokusha Kindergarten

Soumuta 2-29-7

099-222-5348

16

Soumuta Kindergarten

Soumuta 2-20-15

099-222-6443

17

Tsujigaoka Kindergarten

Higashi-sakamoto -39-1

099-247-3005

18

Sakamoto Kindergarten

Nishi-Sakamoto-cho 57-23

099-248-1431

19

Kyouritsu Kindergarten

Kasuga-cho 6-25

099-247-1304

20

Wako Kindergarten

Higashisengoku-cho 21-38

099-222-5693

21

Kagoshima Saniku Kindergarten

Hirano-cho 14-21

099-223-6498

22

Ohtani Kindergarten

Shinmachi 2-7

099-223-6615

23

Asoka Kindergarten

Shinyashiki-cho 25-25

099-222-0523

24

Shusei Kindergarten

Kajiya-cho 15-2

099-222-7084

25

Keiai Kindergarten

Kajiya-cho 5-6

099-223-7286

26

Kagoshima Women's Junior College Nadeshiko Kindergarten

Meiwa 2-41-1

099-281-4114

27

Minori Kindergarten

Meiwa 1-39-1

099-281-2233

28

Showa Kindergarten

Harara 2-2-1

099-254-2082

29

Samidori Kindergarten

Yakushi 1-4-12

099-254-2295

30

Take Kindergarten

Take 1-12-15

099-254-1222

31

Veritas Children’s Institute 

Takeoka 1-22-1

099-281-3561

32

Kagoshima Ootori Kindergarten

Takeoka 4-16-1

099-282-0005

33

Takeoka Kindergarten

Takeoka 5-26-6

099-282-7000

34

Satsuki Kindergarten

Seiryo 3-3-17

099-281-8911

35

Hibari Kindergarten

Tagami 5-13-21

099-254-0904

36

Tagami Kindergarten

Tagami 4-13-15

099-259-1133

37

Toso Kindergarten

Toso 4-5-25

099-252-8244

38

Kyoken Kindergarten

Uenosono-cho 20-17

099-254-0986

39

Seibo Kindergaten

Arata 2-53-11

099-254-3555

40

Kenmeisha Kindergarten

Shimo-arata 2-23-3

099-254-1060

41

Yahata Kindergarten

Shimo-arata 4-19-10

099-254-0784

42

Megumi Kindergarten

Kamoike 2-23-17

099-255-8461

43

Kamoike Kindergarten

Korimoto 3-8-5

099-254-0567

44

Kamoike Shiraume Kindergarten

Kamoike-shinmachi 3-1

099-257-7445

45

Taiyo No Ko Kindergarten

Kamoike-shinmachi 25-6

099-256-7288

46

Kagoshima Women's Junior College Kamome Kindergarten

Murasakibaru 1-19-20

099-254-6896

47

Catholic Caritas Kindergarten

Murasakibaru 3-36-22

099-256-1357

48

Murasakibaru Kindergarten

Murasakibaru 6-40-4

099-254-1659

49

Usuki Kindergarten

Usuki 4-18-8

099-264-1810

50

Kagoshima Sakura Kindergarten

Sakuragaoka 7-23-5

099-264-1161

51

Sakuragaoka Chuo Kindergarten

Sakuragaoka 4-8-2

099-265-2700

52

Wakaba Kindergarten

Sakuragaoka 6-30-2

099-265-1151

53

Tsubaki Kindergarten

Chuzan 1-6-1

099-269-4545

54

Kinjou Kindergarten

Hoshigamine 2-2-1

099-265-5687

55

Hoshigamine Kindergarten

Hoshigamine 3-33-1

099-265-3685

56

Kagoshima Women's Junior College Sumire Kindergarten

Koutokuji-dai 4-44-1

099-265-6075

57

Himawari Kindergarten

Higashi-taniyama 3-31-13

099-268-2340

58

Komatsubara Kindergarten

Komatsubara 2-10-3

099-268-3151

59

Seikei Kindergarten

Taniyama Chuo 1-4360

099-268-2265

60

Taniyama Yoki-bokusha Kindergarten

Nishi-Taniyama 1-1-1

099-267-4055

61

Taniyama Kindergarten

Wada 1-4-5

099-267-3190

62

Kagoshima Kindergarten

Kinkodai 1-20-1

099-261-7711

63

Kawai Certified Children’s Institute

Shimo-fukumoto-cho 7649 Banchi

099-261-3434

64

Kiire Kindergarten

Kiire-cho 335 Banchi 1

099-345-2280

Municipal Kindergartens

1

Miyakawa Kindergarten

Gokabeppu-cho 159

099-264-3309

2

Minayoshi Kindergarten

Minayoshi-cho 4307

099-238-3977
Connected to Minayoshi E.S.

3

Ouhou Kindergarten

Sakurajima Matsuura-cho 355

099-293-2424
Connected to Ouhou E.S.

4

Matsumoto Kindergarten

Kamitaniguchi-cho 3366-10

099-278-1117

National Kindergartens

1

Kagoshima University Education Department Kindergarten

Korimoto 1-20-15

099-285-7990

Inquiries

Childcare Division

TEL 099-216-1258

FAX 099-216-1284

 

Elementary and Middle School Enrolments and Transfers

In order to enter an elementary school, the child must be 6 years or older, and have completed their Alien Registration at City Hall.

Starting Elementary School

Guardians, of children due to enter elementary school in April of the new academic year, will be notified by post in late-January. Guardians should confirm the details printed on the enrolment notice, and submit it to the specified elementary school in order to receive further instructions.

In order to enter a middle school, the child must have graduated from an elementary school, and have completed their Alien Registration.

Starting Middle School

Students currently in 6th grade of elementary school and due to enter middle school in April of the new academic year will be notified through their schools in late-January (including Kadai Fuzoku E.S. and private schools). Guardians should confirm the details printed on the enrolment notice, and submit it to their child's current elementary school by the specified date.

Transferring to Another School in the City

If a student currently enrolled in a school wishes to transfer to another within Kagoshima City, they should submit a set of transfer papers from their current school to the Change of Address counter as a change to new address.

Childcare Clubs

This is a place where elementary school students with working parents can be left during the daytime, afterschool, and school holidays.

Please contact the Child Policy Division (TEL 099-216-1259 FAX 099-216-1284) for inquiries.

High School Enrolments

In order to enter a high school, students must have had graduated from a middle school, and passed the high school's entrance exams. Foreigners must also have completed their Alien Registration.

Higher Education (University, Junior Colleges)

In order to enter a university or junior college, students must have had graduated from a high school or equivalent, and passed the university/college entrance exams. Foreigners must also have completed their Alien Registration.

Inquiries

Please contact the Kagoshima City Board of Education for information on education, enrolments, or local schools.

〒892-0816
Kagoshima City, Yamashita-cho 6-1 6-1
TEL 099-222-8796