video artwork by Andy Yamada '02 (gift)
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you, whether Keio Academy student, graduate, parent or visitor, to our information and social sites. Keio Academy places high value on the enjoyment of learning and learning for its own sake.
Ours is a learning community in which teachers and students work closely together. Fluency in Japanese and English is achieved by the time a student graduates. Ours is a bi-lingual and bi-cultural boarding community where the great majority of students live together in boarding Houses of about fifty students, each with a few commuters or day students included as members of the House family. Each House is looked after by two Faculty members, a Head of House and a Resident Advisor, who take care of every aspect of a student’s life, academic, personal and co-curricular.
A boarding school provides many hours of opportunity beyond classroom learning: sport, music, drama, debate, public speaking and a galaxy of clubs are all available to develop talent and enrich learning. Links with local community, opportunities for service and educational trips to New York galleries and theatres are regular features. There are also opportunities to develop leadership at House and whole-School level.
When our students graduate they are prepared for the high academic standards of Keio University or other universities in the US and around the world, confident to contribute to discussion in their classes and to participate in wider university life. After university, many will be leaders in politics, academe, business or public service; all will have a lively interest in the world around them as good citizens of the communities in which they live.
Dr Ralph Townsend
Since its establishment in 1990, Keio Academy of New York has accepted students from thirty different countries. Information sessions are held in the US and Japan as well as other major cities. There are two admission periods each year. Applicants may apply up to two times a year.
The curriculum is based on both the American and Japanese systems. Classes are taught mainly in English, but Japanese is compulsory for all. It is School policy that English must be spoken throughout the day. Teachers encourage students to participate in class and cultivate independent thinking. Debating and public speaking are an important part of the curriculum, as is the study of citizenship. Learn More
For Senior Academic Extension (Grades 11&12), regular additional academic courses in literature, history, technology and science are held for all year groups in order to broaden their thinking and academic experience. These are taught outside the standard timetable. For Junior Academic Extension (Grades 9&10), These courses consist of passages for reading and discussion in English in small groups. Learn More
A Saturday morning program for Juniors (Grades 9 and 10) ensures that there is plenty of opportunity for students to learn about and experience the performing arts. Concerts and plays are performed as part of this program. Sunday trips into New York City are arranged as an extension to this program. Learn More
Keio Academy of New York places appreciation and mastery of language as the basic tool of learning, social interaction and personal satisfaction. Use of language accurately, sympathetically and imaginatively is at the heart of civilization. Our School brings together two great linguistic traditions, English and Japanese. Learn More