Welcome to Kanda Jogakuen Girls’ Junior and Senior High School, a local school with a global mindset. We are dedicated to excellence in education for girls and the realization of each student’s potential. We aim to provide a well-balanced education encompassing academic, cultural, physical and practical areas of learning. We aspire to cultivate critical thinking, inquiring, knowledgeable and compassionate lifelong learners who not only have respect and understanding for diversity, but also embrace it. We believe that empowered students will help create a better and more peaceful world.
With a strong focus on language and international education, our school offers a variety of classes and extracurricular activities to support students' studies. We have native teachers from a diverse range of countries. These include Australia, Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Philippines, France, Korea, China and Malaysia. All of our teachers are highly qualified and certified to teach. They have years of experience in a variety of educational contexts who are well versed in accommodating a culturally diverse student body.
In the global and international courses, homeroom classes are assigned both a Japanese and non-Japanese homeroom teacher. This allows students to have guided language support and enables smooth communication with parents and guardians.
Our school provides a range of English classes to suit the level of each individual student. We have a special English class for returnees, native speakers and high level students. We also have classes for beginner and intermediate English learners. With a focus on inquiry and critical thinking skills, our classes provide a platform which gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world around them while helping them to achieve language competency and proficiency. We aim to give students the confidence to express their own ideas and opinions effectively; and we strive to help them make practical connections between the real world, class content and their own experiences to prepare students for success in further study and in life.
Learning a third language and becoming trilingual is an essential part of our school’s mission, all students are given the opportunity to study French, Korean or Chinese alongside English and Japanese. Trilingualism can give students an opportunity to explore different cultures, adding an additional perspective to their world view and increasing internationalization.
Our school offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities. The Double Diploma Program is a two year program that allows students to study in schools abroad and obtain a high school diploma from that country, as well as graduate and obtain a diploma from our school here in Japan. In addition, we have short and long term programs lasting three months, six months or one year, giving students many options and opportunities to immerse themselves in the language and culture of that country. We also offer two to three short study/sightseeing trips throughout the year. These programs take place in numerous countries all over the world.
As part of our mission to foster autonomous, self-directed and goal orientated learners, the Kanda Self Access Learning Center (K-SALC) was established in collaboration with Kanda University of International Studies. K-Salc acts as a space where students can develop lifelong language skills in an autonomous environment. At the K-SALC, students can have private sessions with native speakers to practice speaking, receive guidance for university, or have language support. We also offer guidance and study support for exams such as EIKEN, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, TEAP, GTEC, HSK, Japanese, Korean and French proficiency tests, speech contest preparation, debate competition practice and so on. We also offer workshops, give seminars, hold events and cultural activities there.
In addition, we have extracurricular activities to further study such as the International Cultural Club (ICC) where students discuss global issues and participate in the model UN which provides students with a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.
We have worked extremely hard to create an environment, where English is seen as a normal part of everyday life and where students of all levels feel comfortable communicating in English.
Finally, to our prospective students who are considering attending Kanda Jogakuen Girls’ Junior and Senior High School, our goal is to prepare you to be successful anywhere in the world. It would be our pleasure to guide and mentor you through your educational journey. We will strive to provide you with a place where anything is a possibility.