NOTICE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, NIS is no longer a test center for the ACT. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Nagoya International School is a testing center for the SAT test. Registration is required online directly with the SAT, not with NIS, and the registration deadline is roughly five weeks prior to the scheduled test date. Students must be responsible for knowing the registration deadlines and registering on their own. Please DO NOT contact NIS directly with questions about either test. Directions to the school are located on this website, and suggestions for accommodations nearby are also below.
Please refer to the directions sent from the SAT in regards to test times. Visitors will need to wait in the upper visitor parking lot (if open), the lower parking lot (if upper parking is closed) or on the street if the school gate is not open until a test proctor arrives to open the school, usually about 30 minutes prior to scheduled test start time. Testing usually occurs in the high school rooms in the Raymond Building (near the upper parking lot). As NIS is simply a testing site, and the school is normally closed on weekends, there is usually no one on campus other than the test proctor who knows details about the test. Please contact the SAT directly if you have any questions.
Students coming from out of town are asked NOT to visit the school the day before the testing. Students will be informed of the rooms to be used for testing on the morning of the test upon registration.
The dates for 2018-2019 testing are listed below. 2019-20 dates will be listed as soon as they are confirmed. The CEEB test center code for the SAT is 680330.
Testing Dates and Details
All testing occurs on Saturday mornings, starting from 8:00 am. The building will typically not be open until 7:15 am, and students should plan on arriving between 7:15 and or 7:30 am to allow enough time for registration. Visitors will need to wait in the parking lot or on the street if the school gate is not open. The dates for 2018-2019 testing are listed below. The CEEB test center code for the SAT is 680330.
SAT test dates at NIS (2018-19):
- October 6 (SAT, SAT w/Essay & Subject Tests)
- November 3 (Subject Tests only)
- December 1 (SAT, SAT w/Essay & Subject Tests)
- March 9 (SAT, SAT w/Essay)
- May 4 (SAT, SAT w/Essay & Subject Tests)
- June 4 (Subject Tests only)
What is the SAT test?
The SAT Reasoning Test is a widely used admissions test for U.S. colleges and universities and to some degree, Canadian colleges and universities as well. It tests students' knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT Reasoning Test is one of two possible academic tests that is generally required by colleges and universities for admission, the other being the ACT. NIS is no longer able to offer the ACT test.
The SAT is an aptitude test with three components: Critical Reasoning, Mathematics, and a required Writing Test. Students and parents are reminded that the SAT is not a college or university entrance examination, but just one of many results that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. In fact, some universities and colleges are even actually moving way from requiring the SAT and/or the ACT as part of the admissions criteria.
Coming from outside Nagoya and looking for a hotel?
We recommend the Hotel Kachigawa Plaza, which is located at JR Kachigawa station along the JR Chuo line, three stops from Kozoji station, the station nearest to NIS. Take a taxi from Kozoji to NIS ("Nagoya Kokusai Gakuen").
Need Directions to NIS?
Go here for directions on how to get to NIS via train, car or bus. Please note that NIS is located in the furthest corner of Nagoya city, and not easily accesible via public transportation. We recommend students take a taxi from Kozoji station (10-15 minutes), and plan to arrive early. HOWEVER, the school is not open until 30-45 minutes before testing starts, so if you arrive too early you will need to wait in the LOWER parking lot.
Coming from the airport? You will not arrive in time for the test. From the airport, via Meitetsu train, It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to Kanayama station to catch the JR Chuo line, then another 30 minutes to Kozoji station via the JR Chuo line. Be sure you make arrangements to arrive the night before testing.
The SSAT Test
The SSAT Test (The Secondary School Admission Test) is a completely different test used for private secondary (Jr. High and Sr. High) schools (often boarding schools) admissions in the U.S., and students must register online through the SSAT as well. This test is often required for students hoping to gain entry into private secondary schools in the U.S.., and two levels are available: Lower (for students currently in grades 5-7) and Upper (for students currently in grades 8-11). The SSAT is a multiple-choice aptitude test that consists of verbal, quantitative (math) and reading comprehension sections. The verbal questions test your vocabulary, verbal reasoning, and ability to relate ideas logically. The quantitative (math) questions test your ability to solve problems involving arithmetic, elementary algebra and geometry and concepts. The reading comprehension section tests your ability to understand what you read. All tests are conducted in English. When registering, the NIS test center code is: K330.