Greetings from the Headmaster
The high sky
A balmy breeze
And laughter spilling
Surrounded by beautiful and abundant nature and with its school buildings showered by sunlight, the Keio Academy of New York campus is a very friendly academic environment where creative and diverse classes are taught and students grow to be sincere, broad-minded individuals. At the cafeteria, well-thought and nutritiously balanced meals are served to promote the health of the students. In the residence halls, students are supported in their academic life as well as their personal life to develop independence and good relationships with their peers. The buildings are clean and well-maintained, creating a virtuous atmosphere, and each student’s unique personality is respected so that they can be confident and proud of who they are.
The Academy was established in 1990 in Purchase, New York, the only Keio Gijuku-affiliated school outside of Japan. Graduates can enter one of the faculties of Keio University through the headmaster’s recommendation. The Academy is chartered as an overseas educational institution by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, and also as an independent secondary school by the University of the State of New York. The Academy is also an accredited member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). In its unrestricted environment, a hallmark of Keio Gijuku schools, students can explore different possibilities and put their interests in action without being bound by and preoccupied with the need for preparation for university entrance examinations. In addition, students at Keio Academy of New York can experience different cultures, cultivating cultural sensitivity and flexible ways of thinking, and express themselves with confidence in both English and Japanese, which is a very exciting and unique aspect of our school life.
Mr. Yukichi Fukuzawa founded Keio Gijuku in 1858. He visited foreign countries three times during a period when traveling abroad was extremely difficult, and learned the Western way of thinking on a global scale. The Academy has inherited this frontier spirit that challenges us to explore new horizons and gives us the strength to overcome hardship, which is an essential tradition of Keio Gijuku.
The students of the Academy experience all kinds of interactions which provide them with opportunities to develop an internationally-minded perspective. They are not afraid of exploring new things outside of their own cultural boundaries and so will be capable of contributing to the advancement of society by renewing an awareness of Japan as part of a larger, global society.
Keio Academy of New York