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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 kindergartens etc.

Private Kindergartens

1

Catholic Caritas Kindergarten

Murasakibaru 3-36-22

256-1357

2

Kamoike Shiraume Kindergarten

Kamoike-Shinmachi 3-1

257-7445

3

Kagoshima Saniku Kindergarten

Hirano-cho 14-21

223-6498

4

Kagoshima Women`s Junior College Kamome Kindergarten

Murasakibaru 1-19-20

254-6896

5

Kagoshima Women`s Junior College Nadeshiko Kindergarten

Meiwa 2-41-1

281-4114

6

Keiai Kindergarten

Kajiya-cho 5-6

223-7286

7

Kenmeisha Kindergarten

Shimoarata 2-23-3 

254-1060

8

Satsuki Kindergarten

Seiryo 3-3-17

281-8911

9

Samidori Kindergarten

Yakushi 1-4-12

254-2295

10

Shusei Kindergarten

Kajiya-cho 15-2

222-7084

11

Showa Kindergarten

Harara 2-2-1

254-2082

12

Take Kindergarten

Take 1-12-15

254-1222

13

Tagami Kindergarten

Tagami 4-13-15

259-1133

14

Taiyo No Ko Kindergarten

Kamoikeshinmachi 25-6

256-7288

15

Toso Kindergarten

Toso 4-5-25

252-8244

16

Hibari Kindergarten

Tagami 5-13-21

254-0904

17

Kagoshima Kindergarten

Kinkoudai 1-20-1

261-7711

18

Kagoshima Women`s Junior College Sumire Kindergarten

Koutokujidai 4-44-1

265-6075

19

Komatsubara Kindergarten

Komatsubara 2-10-3

268-3151

20

Tsubaki Kindergarten

Chuzan 1-6-1

269-4545

21

Himawari Kindergarten

Higashi-Taniyama 3-31-13

268-2340

22

Hoshigamine Kindergarten

Hoshigamine 3-33-1

265-3685

23

Kawakami Kindergarten

Kawakami-cho 847

243-3155

24

Yoshino Kindergarten

Yoshino-cho 3216-53 

243-7522

Certified Children`s Institutions (Kindergarten-type)

Facilities aimed towards children from 3 years old to pre-elementary school age. Providing pre-school children with early education and childcare.

1

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Asoka Kindergarten

Shinyashiki-cho 25-25

222-0523

2

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Usuki Kindergarten

Usuki 4-18-8

264-1810

3

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Kyouritsu Kindergarten

Kasuga-cho 6-25

247-1304

4

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Wako Kindergarten

Higashisengoku-cho 21-38

222-5693

5

Certified Children`s Institution

Ohtani Kindergarten

Shinmachi 2-7 223-6615
6

Certified Children`s Institution

Seibo Kindergarten

Arata 2-53-11 254-3555
7

Certified Children`s Institution

Kyoken Kindergarten

Uenosono-cho 20-17 254-0986
8

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Taniyama Kindergarten

Wada 1-4-5 267-3190
9

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Kinjou Kindergarten

Hoshigamine 2-2-1 265-5687
10

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Inishiki Kindergarten

Shimo-ishiki 2-12-3  220-2705
11

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Keikou Kindergarten

Koyamada-cho 3510-3 238-3410
12

Certified Children`s Institution

Nishikigaoka Kindergarten

Yoshino-cho 2223-4 244-0006
13

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Kiire Kindergarten

Kiire-cho 335-1 345-2280
14

Certified Kindergarten-type Children`s Institution

Higashimata Kindergarten

Higashimata-cho 3761-1 298-8221

Certified Children`s Institutions (Combined Nursery/Kindergarten)

Facilities aimed towards children from 0 to pre-primary school age by providing pre-school children with early education and childcare

1

Certified Children`s Institution

Uchino Kindergarten

Tamazato-danchi 1-5-3

229-1722

2

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Kamoike Kindergarten

Korimoto 3-8-5 254-0567
3

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Kagoshima Ootori Kindergarten

Takeoka 4-16-1 282-0005
4

Certified Children`s Institution

Kagoshima Sakura Kindergarten/Nursery

Sakuragaoka 7-23-5 264-1161
5

Certified Children`s Institution

Sakamoto Kindergarten

Nishisakamoto-cho 57-23 248-1431
6

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Soumuta Kindergarten

Soumuta 2-20-15 222-6443
7

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Veritas Children`s Institute

Takeoka 1-22-1 281-3564
8

Certified Children`s Institution

Tamazato Yoki-bokusha Kindergarten

Soumuta 2-29-7 222-5348
9

Certified Children`s Institution

Tsujigaoka Kindergarten

Higashisakamoto 2-39-1 247-3005
10

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Minori Kindergarten

Meiwa 1-39-1 281-2233
11

Certified Children`s Institution

Murasakibaru Kindergarten

Murasakibaru 6-40-4 254-1659
12

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Megumi Kindergarten

Kamoike 2-23-17 255-8461
13

Certified Children`s Institution

Yahata Kindergarten

Shimo-arata 4-19-10 254-0784
14

Certified Children`s Institution

Takeoka Kindergarten

Takeoka 5-26-6 282-7000
15

Kawai Certified Children`s Institution

Kawai Kindergarten

Shimo-fukumoto-cho 7649 261-3450
16

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Sakuragaoka Chuo Kindergarten

Sakuragaoka 4-8-2 265-2700
17

Certified Children`s Institution

Seikei Kindergarten

Taniyama Chuo 1-4360 268-2265
18

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Taniyama Yoki-bokusha Kindergarten

Nishi-Taniyama 1-1-1 267-4055
19

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Wakaba Kindergarten

Sakuragaoka 6-30-2 265-1151
20 Cosmos Certified Children`s Institution Sakuragaoka 2-6-1 264-3952
21 Gosho Children`s Institution Kamifukumoto-cho 5682 268-5122
22 Gosho Kaze Children`s Institution Kamifukumoto-cho 5644 269-2620
23 Shirayuki Children`s institution Komatsubara 2-10-15 269-5075
24 Nishitaniyama Certified Children`s Institution Nishitaniyama 2-16-8 269-5075
25 Shoutoku Certified Children`s Institution Wada 2-2-1 260-0221
26

Certified Children`s Institution

Hikariyama Nursery

Hikariyama 2-12-1 261-6654
27

Certified Children`s Institution

Akebono Kindergarten

Ono 4-4-31 261-6654
28

Certified Children`s Institution

Ishiki Kindergarten

Ishiki 5-19-20 229-2010
29

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Sennen Kindergarten

Sennen 1-36-1 220-8686
30 Kobato Yuna no Ki Kindergarten Daimyougaoka 3-14-1 243-1135
31

Certified Children`s Institution

Hanabusa Kindergarten

Midorigaoka-cho 13-1 244-2277
32

Certified Children`s Institution

Yoshida-Minami Kindergarten

Honmyo-cho 543 294-3730
33

Certified Combined Nursery/Kindergarten Children`s Institution

Yoshida Runbini Kindergarten

Higashisata-cho 2157-1 295-2502

Municipal Kindergartens

1

Miyakawa Kindergarten

Gokabeppu-cho 159 099-264-3309
2

Minayoshi Kindergarten

Minayoshi-cho 4307

099-238-3977

Established with Minayoshi Elementary School

3

Oho Kindergarten

Sakurajima Matsuura-cho 355

099-293-2424

Established with Oho Elementary School

4 Matsumoto Kindergarten Kamitaniguchi-cho 3366-10 099-278-1117

 

 National Kindergarten

1 Kindergarten Attached to Faculty of Education, Kagoshima University Koorimoto 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