History & Mission
Keio Academy of New York was established in 1990 by Keio Gijuku (Keio Private School System), which also operates Keio University, one of Japan's most prestigious private universities, primarily to meet the needs of Japanese families living overseas.
Inheriting the 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 global leaders of the 21st century, by providing a bilingual and bicultural curriculum.
Keio Academy of New York is authorized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and 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), College Board, and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
Keio Academy of New York is founded to prepare highly qualified graduates for admission to Keio University and the world's leading colleges and universities by:
- nurturing each student's development as an individual as a self-confident and contributing member of the community
- providing opportunities for students to experience diverse cultures and to prepare for life in global society
- instilling in each student a strong sense of self-esteem and moral independence, which has been a Keio tradition since its establishment in 1858.
A preliminary office of Keio Academy of New York was established.
Keio Academy of New York admitted its first class.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan authorized Keio Academy of New York as an overseas educational institution.
The New York State Board of Education issued Keio Academy of New York a Certificate of High School Registration.
The School celebrated its tenth anniversary.
The School was accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).
The School celebrated its twentieth anniversary.
The School obtained renewal of accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).