LCA International School has become LCA Kokusai Elementary School

Website: (formerly LCA International School)
2-3-15 Yokoyamadai
Sagamihara City
Kanagawa Prefecture 229-1121
Tel: 042-758-1921
Fax: 042-758-1931

Note: a school bus that goes to Machida Station, Sagamiono Station, Fuchinobe Station, and Hashimoto Station.

For kids aged 2 yrs –  9th graders. Originally established as a private juku in 1985, the International Pre-School opened in the 2000, and in April of 2005 the Elementary School opened. LCA later changed its status from an international school to a company that has been given permission to run as a school and according to its website it classifies itself as a Japanese private school with a focus on English. An unusual thing, but the principal Norio Yamaguchi explained that this was important for LCA as it distinguished itself from international schools that conduct all subjects in English, whereas LCA stresses the importance of two languages: Japanese and English. With the status, LCA conducts all courses abiding by the Japanese national curriculum in both Japanese and in English. Mainly targeted for Japanese students and International/Foreign students who are looking for an education with Japanese cultural acquisition, the school aims to foster students who will have universally accepted values and who will be able play an active part in the world with their English capabilities.  Preschool curriculum is entirely English immersion and most subjects for first-grade are conducted in English with an exception to Japanese language and Japanese culture courses. As students progress to the sixth grade, more courses are taught in Japanese to build the students’ knowledge in both English and Japanese.

7 thoughts on “LCA International School has become LCA Kokusai Elementary School”

  1. I just want to ask when is the next year enrollment? And can i ask a copy of the tuition and enrollment fee?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, please write to or phone the school directly. This site is a community forum site and we do the listings for our readership, but have no affiliation to any particular school or organization. Thanks for writing in. A.K.

  2. We have a soon to be 2 years old and a 5 years old. Can we have a copy of the tuition and the enrollment fee? Thank you

    1. I’m sorry this is a merely an online listing for the Education in Japan forum members, and we are not affiliated with the school in any way. You’ll have to write to them or email them directly with your queries.

  3. Reading this, I’m on Yamaguchi’s side.
    Though I’m a english teacher I do respect this sort of thinking. Being in Japan I also think any foreign language should go parallel with Japanese language learning.
    I’m looking forward to work in this kind of environment.
    I’ll appriciate if my dream comes true.

  4. Reading this, I was wondering if your hiring an English teacher. If it’s possible, is there any chance to have an interview? I’m looking forward to word at you school. Thank you!

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