History & Mission

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 country's most prestigious private schools, primarily to meet the needs of Japanese living overseas.

Inheriting traditions established by Keio Gijuku's founder, Yukichi Fukuzawa, Keio Academy of New York is a unique international private academic institution that endeavors to prepare its students to become leaders of the international society of the 21st century by providing a bilingual and bicultural educational curriculum.

Keio Academy of New York is authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan and registered by the New York State Board of Regents in the United States. The Academy was first accredited by the New York State Association of Independent School (NYSAIS) in 2001. This accreditation was renewed in 2011. The Academy also holds memberships with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the College Board, and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).

    Mission Statement

    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:

    1. Nurture each student's development as an individual and as a self-confident and contributing member of the community.
    2. Provide opportunities for students to experience diverse cultures and to prepare for a global society.
    3. Instill in each student a strong sense of "self-esteem" and "moral independence" which has been a Keio tradition since its establishment in 1858.

    History

    1987
    A preliminary office of Keio Academy of New York was established

    1990
    Keio Academy of New York admitted its first class

    1991
    The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan authorized Keio Academy of New York as an overseas educational institution

    1992
    The New York State Board of Education issued Keio Academy of New York a Certificate of High School Registration

    2000
    10th Anniversary

    2001
    Accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

    2010
    20th Anniversary

    2011
    Renewal of accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

    School Song

    Thoughts Beyond

    We see our bright sun that brings us to the new
    That brings us to the truth The only truth
    Never stop, just give a go and try
    ‘Cause there is no need to be afraid and start to cry
    Believe the way of you and me Believe the day of future dreams
    Stand for the life, the life that we cannot see
    And live this moment no matter how hard life can be

    Remember family that gives us true love
    Remember true friends who share our hope
    Thank them with love, not with jealousy or hate
    Show your thoughts by actions and by your accomplishments
    Don’t ever forget your mind and heart
    Don’t be upset about who you are
    You’re not alone in the streets, so dark and cold
    There will be a light shining to the world that is waiting for you

    The past will not just die away
    The present isn’t here to stay
    The future’s only a step away
    All you have to do is reach
    Never give up
    Just believe in what you learned
    All the time we spent here
    And our hopes will light our way ahead

    『遙かな想い』Melody and lyrics by Oda Kazumasa, 2003

    Nurturing Future Global Citizens

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    Address/Telephone

    3 College Road
    Purchase, NY 10577 USA
    Phone: (914) 701-3381 (temporary)
    Fax: (914) 694-1830 (temporary)

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