Qualifying age for preschool – elementary – jr high – sr high school – college?

PRE-SCHOOL
Nursery schools take care of young children while their parents or guardians are working. Kindergartens offer three, two and one year programmes, which meet the needs of three, four and five year old children respectively. Enrollment depends on what kind of course the parents wish to enter the child. In order to enroll, the child must have reached the appropriate age for the course being entered into by April 1 of the entrance year and have valid alien registration.

PRIMARY SCHOOL
In order to enter primary school, the child has to be six years or older as at April 1 of the entrance year, and must have completed his or her foreign resident registration.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
To be able to enter into junior high school, the child must have graduated from a primary school and have a valid foreign resident registration card.

HIGH SCHOOL
Similarly, in order to enter high school, the child must have graduated from a junior high school, pass an entrance examination and have a valid foreign resident registration card.

TERTIARY EDUCATION
In order to enter university or college, the student must have graduated from high school, passed an entrance examination and have a valid foreign resident registration card.

EDUCATION FOR THE DISABLED
There are several schools for the physically and mentally impaired, with enrollment into each depending on the degree of disability. For more information, contact the City Board of Education.

LIFE LONG LEARNING
There are many adult education courses offered at community centres throughout Kagoshima. Contact your City Board of Education for specific details.

OTHER SCHOOLS
In addition to the above, there are special training schools and miscellaneous schools. Both offer training in specialized fields, skills and professions.

Source: Kagoshima Board of Education

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