You can buy them at bookstores. The latest version with the February exam will be released every year in May. They are 2640 yen (tax included). They are also available at the school on open days.
They are available every year at the examination briefing session hels in mid-September, the "Application Guidelines" for February of the following year are distributed then.
In addition, there are the following two ways to obtain the requirements.
1.Download from the school website (from mid-September)
Please send a self-addressed envelope to the school.
It is possible. The examination fee is 25,000 yen per test. There is no discount system for multiple tests, however if you apply multiple times and pass the entrance exam and enroll, you will be refunded the exam fees for the tests that you have not taken.
It will be taken into consideration in the case of borderline pass marks as it shows a strong desire to enroll in our school.
The "A" entrance exam is a two-subject entrance exam where you can choose from "Japanese / Arithmetic", "Japanese / Mathematics", "Japanese / English", and "Mathematics / English". Students who choose Math and English can attach a "self-recommendation letter", but this is not required to take the exam.
Aplicants without Eiken level 2+ English ability may find the test difficult. Please refer to past exam papers to get an idea of the level.
"A" entrance exam
For the "A" entrance exam, there are two stages:
① Of the two subjects in the first stage, one or more subjects has a very high pass-score, or both subjects have a pass score. However, these standards differ from year to year.
② Selection based on the total exam score plus points awarded based on self-recommendation
※You can take the test without self-recommendation.
The "A" entrance examination pass mark for "Japanese / Arithmetic" will be decided based on the total grades of the two subjects.
"B" entrance exam
Pass mark will be decided on the total scores from four subjects
Returnee Entrance Examination
Selection is based on an aptitude test, the total score in two subjects, and an evaluation interview.
Experience in the Kumon method has no effect on pass or fail. However, high achievement in the kumon method can be used as "self-recommendation" material for the "A" entrance examination.
There are basically three options:
① Regular Dormitory Student who lives in the dormitory until graduation.
・It is possible to apply even after starting school.
・The dormitory accepts all students regardless of their proximity to school.
・It is possible to leave the dormitory in special cases.
② Dormitory Camp (optional).
A four month program held twice a year for JHS1 students. You can choose between semester 1 or semester 2.
③ Short-term Dormitory Student
This is available in special circumstances. For example, an injury which makes traveling to school difficult or when parents move overseas for work.
This school aims to develop people who can play an active role in the international community. Therefore, students need to understand other people who are different from them and develop the ability to cooperate and express their own opinions. In addition, since this is also an important time to establish independence from parents, the dormitory camp can be a great experience.
If parents apply in advance, students can stay out from Friday evening to Sunday.
As a general rule, we do not allow students to go out after the 7pm curfew. so outside lessons are only possible during the time period from after school until 7pm on weekdays or on Saturdays and Sundays so as not to interfere with the dormitory schedule.
For example, if you wish to take piano lessons, you can take private lessons in the music practice room in the dormitory.
Also, students need to apply to go outside the dormitory.
Currently, around 20% of the total student population are dormitory students.
Not at all. About half of the students entering Kumon have no experience with the Kumon Method.
It depends on the grade, but few junior high school students attend prep schools or cram schools. In high school first and second grade, around 20% of students attend, and this number jumps to 60% in high school third grade.
However, these numbers include students using short-term courses such as summer classes and winter classes, as well as "self-study" rooms. In addition, Kumon holds summer courses at school (or online) during the summer vacation. High school first and second grade have around 6 days of courses, and high school third grade students have 15 days. All are free of charge.
There are two options
1) As long as there is a place within Japan that can look after the student (during times such as when the dormitory is closed or when the student is very ill.) the student can become a dormitory student.
2) The student can quit the school and, after returning from overseas, re-join the school. This is on condition of approval by the principal. There is also an re-entrance fee. Please feel free to consult the school should you have any questions.
The school uses buses contracted from the Kanagawa Transport Company. The bus travels from the main bus terminal at Ofuna station directly to the school. It usually takes less than ten minutes. The bus schedule is adjusted to meet the needs of the school schedule. Buses are usually free on open days and school events.