International School


Step-by-step admission process:

We ask that parents read and understand the Willowbrook philosophy and policies on our website when considering our school. If you are in Tokyo or planning a visit, please schedule a tour. If you are unable to visit the school, please let us know..

If you would like your child to attend Willowbrook, please fill out an application form and return it to the school along with an application fee of ¥10,000 plus tax, per child. The application form is on our website.

Once the application and fee have been received, we will let you know if a position for your child is available. During your initial visit or call, Willowbrook will advise you of current classroom availability. We accept applications throughout the year and enrollment is based on a first come, first serve basis; we do assign priority to current Willowbrook siblings. As families may transfer in or out of Tokyo during the year, we continuously update our waitlist and stay in close contact with parents of prospective students. Please note that Willowbrook believes in maintaining an optimal student composition in each class to reflect an international learning environment and to support the goals and objectives of each classroom. As such, your child's placement will be based on his/her birthday, language background, and, in some cases, observation.

Once we have confirmed a placement for your child, we schedule a parent interview in person, over the phone, or via Skype. This interview is to learn more about your child and to go over key policies. It usually takes about 30 minutes and is for parents only.  

After the parent interview, we will send a confirmation email and an invoice for the non-refundable enrollment fee of ¥220,000 plus tax per child. Payment of this fee secures your child’s spot. Subsequent invoices will be sent for tuition.

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