Keio Academy of New York was established in 1990 by the Keio Gijuku (Keio Private School System) of Japan (which also operates Keio University, one of the most prestigious private schools in Japan) primarily to meet the needs of Japanese living overseas.
Inheriting traditions established by Yukichi Fukuzawa (whose picture appears on the Japanese 10,000 yen currency), Keio’s founder, Keio Academy of New York is a unique international private academic institution.
This schoolendeavors to prepare its students to be future leaders in the international society of the 21 st century. Keio Academy will educate its students through a unique bilingual and bicultural educational curriculum.
Keio Academy is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees made up of both Japanese and Americans who are Keio University staff members and alumni, local community members, and corporate leaders committed to the philosophy of bilingual and bicultural education.
Keio Academy of New York is accredited by the New York State Department of Education and the Ministry of Education, Japan. In addition, the school was accredited by the New York State Association of Independent School (NYSAIS) in 2001. This accreditation was renewed in 2011. Memberships are also held in the Educational Records Bureau, the College Admission Counselors, and Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
Keio Academy of New York
Keio Academy of New York is founded to prepare highly qualified graduates for admission to Keio University and the world’s other leading colleges and universities by doing the following:
Nurture each student’s development as an individual and as a self-confident and contributing member of the community.
Provide opportunity for students to experience diverse cultures and to prepare for a global society.
Instill in each student a strong sense of “self-esteem” and “moral independence” which has been a Keio tradition since its establishment in 1858.