youth who will shoulder the 21st century must learn to adapt to internationalization.
So education is carried out at our junior High School in order to adapt to such
an internationalizing society, with the goal of learning to respect others and
to become someone who can coexist with other nationalities and nature.
From the 1st to 3rd year of junior High School, curricula focusing on international
understanding is applied in all subjects, from English to special activities and
daily guidance, such as providing an English conversation class taught by a native
English speaking teacher every week. This training culminates in all 3rd year
students going to Australia on a study tour.
students can apply for language training and a home stay at our sister school
in Washington State, U.S.A., twice a year in the spring and the summer, or language
training and a home stay in England in the summer. About 80 students participate
in these study tours each year, garnering significant international experience.
Furthermore, new opportunities for international exchange are provided, such as
a program to stay in Australia after the tour study for 2 additional weeks of
language training, and a one month long student exchange system with students
from our sister school in Washington State.
|Regarding admissions for children returning from
school offers a system to admit Japanese children and students who have lived
overseas and have returned to Japan to our junior high or High School, in other
words, to accept the "Admissions of Overseas Returnees".
As more and more Japanese are filling the overseas stage in a wider range these
days, enhancement of educational institutions to accept returnee children upon
their return to Japan is also desired. This school, by actively promoting the
admissions of such children, responds to the needs of society and strives to become
a new generation campus with a rich international sense, in order to contribute
to the development of capable human resources.
And while the length of stay and the form of schooling received may vary, the
experience obtained while overseas is invaluable, and from the standpoint of sharing
international culture, the influence given to other students is great. Students
who have been accepted up to now have generally been quite active, and have a
flexible and broadminded way of thinking. We desire that they fully exercise these
traits, as well as the language skills they have developed, contributing to the
invigoration of the school.