Curriculum Overview

Required Subjects for Graduation

For Grades 10~12

  • English: 3 years
  • Japanese: 3 years
  • Mathematics: 3 years
  • Social Studies: 3 years
  • Science: 3 years
  • Physical Education: 3 years
  • Art or Music: 1 year
  • Health Science: 1 year
  • Home Economics: 1 year

Academic Extension (AE)

Academic Departments

Dean of Faculty
Ms Fumiko Kikuchi                               
Chairs of Departments
Art Dr Stephen Lane
College Guidance Mr Kenichi Satate
Counseling Ms Michiko Yamaguchi
English  Ms Eileen Gallagher
Japanese Ms Fumiko Kikuchi
Mathematics Dr Dusan Nesic
Music Dr Martin Sedek
Science & Technology Mr Karl Rahenkamp
Social Studies Mr Hadwin Card
Sport, PE & Health Science Ms Yoshiko Hori Sampson
Independent Listener Ms Tomie Severance

Grade Levels & Academic Year

Grades 10~12 have a maximum capacity of 100 students each, and are divided into twelve homeroom classes.  Grade 9 has about 30 students in one homeroom class.

The academic year, which begins in September and ends in June, is made up of three terms.

Supplementary Language Courses

Students can take ESL or JSL classes. The aim of these classes is to improve students' English or Japanese language ability at an advanced pace to ensure competency.


Course offerings and course contents may vary year to year, depending on student numbers, instructors and/or instructor availability.

An in-school placement test, as well as semester grades and teacher recommendation, will determine whether a student should be placed in required elective courses in Grades 9 and 10. The student’s score on the TOEFL test (or other standardized tests) will not necessarily have an effect on the placements. In Grades 11 and 12, a wider variety of elective courses, in addition to Academic Extension, are offered for students to choose from.