Greetings from the Headmaster
A clear blue sky
And balmy breeze
The campus brims with foliage
And warm smiles
Keio Academy of New York is a beautiful school nestled in abundant nature. Here in this warm, inviting campus showered in sunlight, we offer a diverse range of innovative classes that nurture students to become sincere and broad-minded individuals. The cafeteria serves nutritiously-balanced and delicious meals to promote our students’ health; and the residence halls offer both academic and personal guidance, as students learn to be independent and strive to improve relationships with their peers. The buildings are kept pristine and well-maintained; and we make it our utmost priority to respect each student’s individuality, in order to instill confidence and self-esteem.
The Academy was established in 1990 in Purchase, New York, as the sole Keio Gijuku-affiliated school located outside of Japan. Our graduates are able to enter any one of the faculties at Keio University through the headmaster’s recommendation. We are chartered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science and Technology in Japan as an official overseas educational institution, and recognized by the University of the State of New York as an independent secondary school. We are also an accredited member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
At our school, students are able to explore different possibilities and dedicate themselves to their interests, unhampered by the need to prepare for university entrance examinations. This kind of liberal environment is the hallmark of Keio Gijuku. In addition, they have the opportunity to experience various cultures firsthand, which inspires cultural sensitivity and a flexible way of thinking. This is coupled with a bilingual education that cultivates their ability to express their opinions confidently in both English and Japanese. In this way, our students lead a unique and stimulating high school life that is only possible here at Keio Academy of New York.
Mr. Yukichi Fukuzawa established Keio Gijuku in 1858. He traveled abroad three times during a period when visiting Western countries was considered extremely difficult, and was able to acquire a world-class education and global mindset. This frontier spirit, which challenges us to explore new horizons and gives us the strength to overcome hardship, has become an essential tradition of Keio Gijuku, and has now been inherited by the students and faculty of Keio Academy of New York.
Through various educational and cultural exchange opportunities, students are equipped with an international perspective that teaches them to be unafraid of crossing cultural boundaries and coming into contact with new experiences. They revitalize Japan’s presence in the international community, and make important contributions to global advancement.
Keio Academy of New York