REITAKU UNIVERSITY affiliated schools: REITAKU JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Kashiwa city, Chiba features a competitive international course and intensive English camps as well as international exchanges.
* RIKKYO PRIMARY, NIIZA and IKEBUKURO MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITY Ikebukuro and Niiza are all part of the Rikkyo private school chain: http://www.rikkyo.ne.jp/grp/kohoka/gakuin/indexeng.html
RAKUNAN JUNIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL, Minami-ku, Tokyo
http://www.rakunan-h.ed.jp/ Splendid private school facilities.
RITSUMEIKAN TRUST SCHOOLS include:
RITS KEISHO JR & SR HIGH SCHOOL(EBETSU, HOKKAIDO); RITSUMEIKAN UJI JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (UJI, KYOTO); RITSUMEIKAN JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
“The Ritsumeikan Trust offers a comprehensive education from junior high school through graduate school, aiming to foster leaders for the globalized, information-intensive society of the 21st century.” – the Ritsumeikan U website. The website notes the close connections between the University and the affiliated schools and that there are many international exchange activities conducted. The private comprehensive school Ritsumeikan Uji High School is known to conduct (affiliated with Ritsumeikan University) offers immersion classes and has many student exchanges with sister school connections overseas. Ritsumeikan Elementary School runs a 1st grade to 6th grade curriculum on robotics that is foster morality, creativity and ethics. It also has an adjunct Preschool that also has hands on programme and activities on robotics. The school has a “Robot Room”. The curriculum is an attempt to redress the recent trend of kids who “hate science” and who “withdraw” from science lessons.
S & S INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN (0 – 6 yrs)
2-79 Boshimachi, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama City 240-0013
Phone: 045… Fax: 045-331-4675 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Run by Nakamura Kazuko, this preschool was featured on NHK TV as a maverick new school in which creative learning is emphasized. The school delivers an educational pedagogy that is based on the most current brain research and educational methods internationally. Its other unique feature is that it emphasizes English learning from 0 years, has bilingual language immersion classes and foreign English language teachers to teach. The preschool hours are longer than most, but the children have an accelerated content-rich curriculum.
SAKAE JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Saitama http://www.saitamasakae-h.ed.jp/jh/index.html
SAKAE HIGASHI JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL http://www.sakaehigashi.ed.jp/index2.htm
URawa Lutheran http://www.uls.ed.jp/
SALESIO GAKUIN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, Yokohama
A private Catholic (Donbosco) high school. From its curriculum, the school appears to offer fairly intensive English language instruction from middle school second grade onwards.
SATOE GAKUEN in Saitama.
Phone / Fax: 0480…
A private school in Saitama that offers language immersion classes.
*SEIBI GAKUEN & Meguro Seibi Gakuen Junior High School, and JOSEI GAKUEN (K-primary) and other SEIBI GAKUEN schools (K, primary school, Junior –senior high school)
(details of school locations) http://www.donboscho.jp/english/reunion/meguroshou/introduction/index.html
2-17-6 Himonya Meguroku Tokyo, Japan 152-0003
The Seibi Gakuen private Catholic mission school chain has schools in Tokyo’s Kitaku, Meguro-ku, Setagaya-ku, and also in Shizuoka, Oita, Nagasaki, Chofu and Omura cities. The Meguro-ku school features lovely Italian style facilities the curriculum features teaching of English from the first grade, to be prepared for the international society. Intensive lessons of special courses English, religion and music from the first grade are taught by specialist teachers. Physical education, science, art from the third.
Christian oriented-private school in Kota-ku, Tokyo. The chain of schools runs from Kindergarten through graduate school.
*SEIKO GAKUEN (K-High School), Tokushima City
See also OSAKA SEIKO GAKUEN in Osaka http://www.osakaseiko.ac.jp/;
and SEIKO GAKUEN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL in Naka-ku, Yokohama http://www.seiko.ac.jp/
A private school in Tokushima that has introduced an English immersion system (similar to Katoh school’s). Seiko Gakuen is a private school with 600 students from kindergarten to high school. Fifty per cent of the courses are taught in English and the other fifty percent are in Japanese. For 11 years the school has been giving math and science classes in Japanese using government-authorized Japanese textbooks. Additional classes are given in English during what is called “developmental teaching.” Teaching materials originally developed by the school as well as U.S. and Australian materials are used in the classes. Students attend seven 40-minute classes a day starting their first year. They come to school every other Saturday and have about one week less for summer vacation than students at public schools. Each class averages a little over 10 students, which allows for greater attention to each student to help their learning. Seiko Gakuen is one of the few schools in Japan that gives students the opportunity to learn English through regular immersion classes. The school consists of two kindergartens, an elementary school, a junior high school and a high school; English immersion courses are offered at all levels. Seiko Gakuen is located in Tokushima City. Source: Daily Yomiuri.
SEINAN GAKUIN SCHOOLS (Fukuoka)
Website: http://www.seinan-gu.ac.jp/eng/highschool/index.html The Seinan Gakuin U group of schools comprises their day nursery, kindergarten, elementary, jr. high and high schools through to the Seinan Gakuin University. The private school system delivers a six-year integrated junior-senior high school program based upon Christian principles with an outstanding record for students advancing to higher education. Seinan Gakuin junior and senior high schools, among the oldest private schools in the Fukuoka area, have long and illustrious histories in offering high quality education based upon the Christian faith. In 1996 the two separate schools for boys only became one integrated, six-year coeducational junior-senior high school. In 2003 the school moved to the new campus in Momochihama. All departments will accept a small number of intl students who meet their qualifications.
*SEISHIN JOSHI GAKUIN (a.k.a. Sacred Heart School in Tokyo)
4-11-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, 108-0072 Tokyo. A 12 year private school system (based on Christian values) from elementary through senior high school, located in Minato-ku, Tokyo. Originally established by four sisters from Australia.
*SENRI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (grades 7-12)
A Japanese private junior high and senior high school that is geared to returning students who have attended school overseas for a number of years. Its curriculum follows the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Course of Study for Secondary Schools. Located on the same campus is the Osaka International School (OIS), where instruction is provided in English mainly for non-Japanese students. SIS and OIS students share many facilities classes and exchanges.
SENZOKU GAKUEN, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa
A private girl’s middle and high school that accommodates returning students from abroad. Part of the school’s strategy for English proficiency is that its students will have had 3,000 pages of reading practice and 3,000 hours of listening practice by the end of the language programme, see http://www.senzoku-gakuen.ed.jp/q1.html
SHIBAURA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KASHIWA JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Kashiwa school students have ongoing international student exchange programmes with Redeemer Lutheran College in Australia. We have several programs based on the agreement. Kashiwa high school students can attend the classes at Redeemer during a three-week summer home stay program and student’s credits acquired during the one-year exchange student program at Redeemer are admitted towards graduation. Redeemer. The Junior High School’s third-year students visit every year Putrajaya 1 Junior High School in Malaysia. About 70 students go to Shibaura Institute of Technology through the recommendation system and other students go to other prestigious universities.
SHIBUYA KYOIKU GAKUEN MAKUHARI SENIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL, Makuhari, Chiba
1-3, Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan, 261-0014
A coeducational three-year upper secondary private school providing general courses for those who are aiming at higher education after graduation. The school tries to cater for the needs of returnees in the school. A private school that offers six hours of English classes a week (this is twice as much time as public middle schools) and that has sent all its 3rd graders to NZ for homestays. The school’s high school curriculum offers English as the 2nd Language and American and English Literature．It also offers a Global Education programs are as follows：Homestay in Oregon， Homestay in England；Study Abroad Program in U.S., U.K., Canada and New Zealand；Japanese Language Tutoring for visiting students；Japanese Returnee Students Courses（Advanced Placement in English，and additional Foreign Language Courses（Chinese，Spanish，French，German and Korean. The school has exchanges with Makuhari-Nishi Elementary School students.
SHIBUYA KYOIKU GAKUEN SHIBUYA SENIOR AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
A private coeducational school founded in 1996 that provides a six-year secondary school education for students who aspire for high academic achievement. The school fosters a liberal educational philosophy and boasts of small class sizes for a quality education. The school has been working hard to develop a truly effective English program for returnee students and native English speaking students. Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Shibuya Senior and Junior High School shares its campus with The British School in Tokyo. The two schools have worked together to create positive educational exchanges since the time of our foundations. The pupils of the British School are invited to join Shibuya’s Sports Festival and club activities, such as kendo and koto, while the students of Shibuya are invited to join the Spring Fete and the assemblies of the British School. The English speaking students integrate with Japanese students in all other classes except English and in all aspects of school life. The Shibuya students also take on special responsibilities to help British School pupils at the Sports Festival and make demonstration speeches at the school speech contest, to name just a few activities they participate in. Returnee student who have lived in non-English speaking countries and non-Japanese students whose native language is other than English volunteer to be guides when the school is visited by foreign guests from all over the world.
SHONAN SHIRAYURI GAKUEN SCHOOLS, Fujisawa, Kanagawa
The Catholic private girl’s school chain http://www.shogak.ac.jp/ consists of a yochien (kindergarten) http://www.bpp.jp/sskg/main.htm an elementary school Shonan Shirayuri Gakuen http://www.shonan-shirayuri.ac.jp/syougakkou/ and middle and high schools http://www.shonan-shirayuri.ac.jp/ The school boasts of a seaside location facing Enoshima.
SHONAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (2 – 8 years)
935-5 Daigiri Fujisawa City, Kanagawa prefecture 251-0002
Runs classes at preschool, K and elementary school grades 1-2 levels. The school is in the in the process of implementing the Primary Years Programme (PYP) part of International Baccalaureate Programme. The programme incorporates world-class standards that actively involve students in the learning process. The school offers a bilingual program with English as the second language and a Japanese program. It also offers a Japanese programme that is designed to create awareness of the Japanese culture and that is taught with the same principles as the international curriculum.
*PYP was developed for children aged 3 -12. PYP forms the early year’s program of the International Baccalaureate Program. The PYP and IB program incorporate world-class standards that actively involve students in the learning process.
SHOSHIN GIRLS SCHOOL, Yokohama city
A Christian private girl’s middle and high school. The curriculum offers 5-6 hours of English language classes per week.
SOUSEI SECONDARY SCHOOL
Showa-machi 3-7-27 Maebashi City, Gunma prefecture. Phone: 027-… A new secondary school with a British and a full-time member of teaching staff at Sousei. The school organizes school trips for its students to England and Canada. According to the school’s website, it emphasizes English language instruction at the core of its programme.
ST CECILIA GIRL’S JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Yamato city, Kanagawa
A private all girls middle and high school.
TAISEI JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Fukuoka city.
A Roman Catholic private school with the goal of molding future leaders of the nation.
TACHIBANA GAKUEN, Yokohama city
The private school system at the moment consists of Tachibana Yochien and the Tachibana Gakuen Junior and Senior High School.
TAMAGAWA SEI GAKUIN JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
TamaSei is an all-girls junior and senior school in Tokyo. The girls study English each week as well as study oral communication once a week. Third years also have a senior third year elective English course.
TAMAGAWA GAKUEN chain school – is a comprehensive K – 12 and university private school system that includes the following schools: Setagaya Elementary School. 4-10-1 Fukasawa Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-081, Setagaya Junior High and Senior School. 4-3-1 Fukazawa Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0081 4-1-5 Shimouma Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
International education has been one of the educational precepts since its foundation. Efforts have been made to encourage students to think internationally. In recent years, Tamagawa Gakuen has formed alliances with more than 20 schools abroad. The number of international education and exchange programs has increased each year, at each of the schools from Kindergarten to the University. Actively focused on developing people who are in demand in the age of globalization, through international exchange aimed at fostering international awareness and broader views. From Kindergarten to 12th, Tamagawa’s unique English curriculum “RISE & SHINE” is developed and implemented, taking advantage of the comprehensive school system for continuity in curriculum. Tamagawa is known for the excellence of its English education, and has always been an academic leader in this area.
TODAIJI GAKUEN, Nara
A private integrated middle and high school in Nara that was founded as an offshoot of the famous Todaiji temple. It counts notable political entities among its alumni.
TOHREI GAKUEN FUJISAWA HIGH SCHOOL, Fujisawa city, Kanagawa
The private boys high school offers intensive and accelerated English language instruction classes.
*TOIN GAKUEN TOIN UNIVERSITY-affiliated schools, Yokohama campus
A comprehensive K through high school and to Toin University private school system that boasts of being one of the top schools in Japan whose graduates have passed entrance exams and a considerable number of these who go on to elite universities to the most prestigious universities in the country see figures at http://www.cc.toin.ac.jp/GAKUEN/english/index.html. there are exchange programs at both the junior high and high school levels. Each summer students from Toin High School head for the United States to study English intensively at such prestigious boarding schools as the Phillips Exeter Academy and Choate Rosemary Hall. The school also has strong exchanges with Germany and with two elite private schools in New Zealand. The university’s strengths are in law, engineering and biomedical fields.
**TOHO UNIVERSITY-AFFILIATED SCHOOLS
TOHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL was established in 1952 and TOHO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL http://www.tohojrhigh.com/ was added to the high school in 1961. The Toho schools are presently regarded as the most elite in Chiba Prefecture. (See under Komaba Toho Senior and Junior High Schools were established in 1957 under the leadership of Ryudo Kikuchi, a well-known educator of the day.) Taking advantage of the well-integrated 6-year curriculum, both Toho and Komaba schools have been notably successful in developing students’ scholastic abilities, with a majority of students proceeding to superior colleges and universities. Particularly in recent years, Komaba students have established an outstanding record of admission to the best higher education institutions in Japan and abroad. They are nationally recognized schools and are proud of their considerable achievements in university admission results. Students progress toward their goals by means of an integrated 6-year curriculum and extensive faculty guidance
TOKAI UNIVERSITY URAYASU HIGH SCHOOL, Urayasu city, Chiba
TOKO GAKUEN, Kawasaki-city
A private school system that has two kindergartens, elementary through high schools.
Asao-ku, Kurigi 3-12-1 Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture
Heard over the grapevine, the school used to have a reputation as a private school that catered to not-so-ambitious kids of very wealthy families living in the Yurigaoka area. In recent years though, the school’s academic reputation and ranking has improved considerably, and the school is now thought to be a decent place to get into if you want your kids to get into top ranking universities.
TOKYO DALTON PRESCHOOL (ages 2 to 5)
3-28-18 Uehara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 7-101-1 (3 minute walk from Higashi Kitazawa station on the Odakyu line)
Phone / Free Dial: 0120-3065-4301 Fax: 03-3465-6581
Located in Shibuya-ku. Preschool for ages 2-5. Not strictly an international school but a Japanese preschool with an English class every day taught by a North American teacher. The school is reputed to be a stepping stone to prestigious private schools.
TOYO EIWA JOGAKUIN
Methodist mission comprehensive school system from K through graduate school. “There has been an emphasis on English education in the Toyo Eiwa system since its inception, and the university strives to insure all students enjoy a strong foundation in that language. Two years of classes in reading, writing, and listening/speaking are required of everyone. Students are placed into one of three streamed levels at the start of each academic year on the basis of TOEFL scores. Instruction is conducted in English, with stress given to the communication of ideas in an academic setting. In addition to these required English courses, the university offers elective courses in the first and second years devoted to the examination and presentation of intellectual topics in English. Students who wish to continue developing their abilities in English while pursuing specialized study in individual areas of concentration may enroll in third-year and fourth-year courses in “Advanced English” and “Introduction to Interpreting.” Besides English, students study a second foreign language-French, German, Spanish or Chinese-in their first and second years.” Source: ToyoEiwa University website http://www.toyoeiwa.ac.jp/eng/e_04.html
TOKYO JOGAKKAN MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
3-7-16 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Phone: 03-… Fax: 03-3407-5995
Founded in 1888 by a group of Japanese and non-Japanese leaders in Japan to help Japanese women attain equal footing with Western women, it is one of the oldest private schools for girls in Japan. The school which has a modest number (about 18) of returnees, began a bilingual international course for its junior high school class fairly recently, and seeks to add a class every year. Its three pillars of education are: communication ability; problem solving and intercultural understanding.
*TOKYO MUSASHIKOYAMA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Preschool – elementary)
21-19 Koyama Shinagawa-ku Tokyo 142-0062 Japan)
Phone: 0120-47-4444 Fax: 03-3786-9675 Email: email@example.com
Native English speaking teachers along with certified Japanese teachers provide an English-speaking environment that emphasizes learning and the appreciation of cultures and customs from around the world. Phonics and reading activities are incorporated from the preschool classes which operated between 9 – 2 pm for the 2 – 6 year olds. After school activities (music & movement, Headstart program, ESL from 2.30 – 3.30 pm) and extended daycare services (until 6 pm) are also available. Elementary school activities are said to incorporate various activities such as science experiments, but their nature is not clear from the website. A school that is famed for getting 75% of their graduates into a school of their first choice the first time round.
URAWA LUTHERAN SCHOOL, Saitama
A comprehensive private 12 year integrated curriculum, English studies, with an international orientation.
***WASEDA UNIVERSITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
http://www.waseda.jp/gakuin/index-e.html (in English)
3-31-1 Kamishakujii, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, 177-0044, Japan
Phone: 03-5991-4151 Fax: 03-3928-4110
Apart from English, Waseda high school students must study German, French or Russian for three years. This school has been designated a SSH (super science school), an indicator of elite educational policy.
***WASEDA UNIVERSITY HONJO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Honjo city, http://www.waseda.jp/honjo/honjo/index.html
***WASEDA HIGH SCHOOL, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
This school is affiliated with Waseda University and about 50% of the graduates of high school are recommended to Waseda University. Others take entrance examinations and are admitted to the universities of their choice, such as the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Keio University, Tokyo Medical University and so on.
YAMATE GAKUIN, Yokohama
Private middle and high school.
YOKOHAMA FUTABA GAKUEN HONBU
Established since the 1870s, the Catholic private girls school has a long history. The school comprises an elementary, middle and secondary school.
YOKOHAMA GAKUEN (JUNIOR HIGH & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL), Isogo, Yokohama.
A private school which establishment goes back to the Meiji era.
YOKOHAMA JOGAKKUIN JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Ishikawa-cho, Yokohama
http://www.yjg.y-gakuin.ed.jp/ The Christian private girls’ school emphasizes Christian values and academic excellence and conducts various international student exchanges (farmstays and homestays) with New Zealand and US schools.
YOKOHAMA JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Yokohama
YOKOHAMA YAMATE JOSHI (GIRLS’) JUNIOR & SENIOR SCHOOL, Naka-ku, Yokohama
http://www.yamatejoshi.ac.jp/ The number of hours of English instruction being offered are more than those for Kokugo.
YOKOSUKA GAKUIN, Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture
Christian private school that consists of elementary, middle and high schools.
ZUSHI KAISEI JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Zushi, Kanagawa
The school’s website emphasizes that its middle school offers many more hours of English instruction than the average Japanese school. More info at the web link below: