School General Information
Yokohama Jogakuin 2017-2018 Schedule
April 6 Entrance Ceremony for 7th Graders
April 7 Opening Ceremony of Term
April 10 Orientation
April 12 Regular Classes Begin / Emergency Drill 1
April 21 7th Grade Excursion
April 26 Easter Chapel
April 27 Open Classroom Day
April 29 National Holiday ( No School)
May 1 7th through 12th Grades Take Tests
May 2 Performing Arts Appreciation Day (No Classes)
May 3 Constitution Day (No School)
May 4 Greenery Day (No School)
May 5 Children’s Day (No School)
May 13 Parents Day( 7th~11th )
May 19 Pentecost Chapel
May 24〜26 12th Grade Mid-Term Exams
May 29〜June 2 12th Grade Visits Universities
May 29〜June 1 12th Grade goes to Cultivation Camp( Hachigakukai )
May 29〜31 7th through 9th Grades Mid-Term Exams
May 30〜June 1 10th~11th Grades Mid-Term Exams
June 1 7th ~9th Grades Excursion
June 1 10th Grade Career Study
June 1 11 th Grade Orientation for U.S. Trip
June 2 Make-up Exams ( No Classes )
June 6 12th grade takes test
June 14 Flower Day Chapel
June 17 English Day Camp
June 22〜23 Sports Festival
June 24 English Day Camp
July 1 English Day Camp
July 3 10th~12th Grades Take Tests
July 10 Closing Chapel for Summer
July 11〜31 Summer Courses 1
July 13〜15 7th Grade English Brush-Up Course
July 18〜21 9th and 10th Grades Study Camp
July 18〜21 8th Grade English Brush –Up Course
July 20〜28 7th and 8th Grades Summer Camp ( Hachigakukai )
July 24〜26 10th Grade English Brush-Up Course
August 17〜20 7th and 8th Grades Study Camp
August 17〜23 9th and 10th Grades have Intensive Computer Classes
August 17〜24 Summer Courses 2
August 25 Opening Chapel
September 4〜7 10th~12th Grades Term Exams
September 5〜7 7th~9th Grades Term Exams
September 7 10th and 11th Grades Career Guidance
September 8 Make-up Exams ( No Classes )
September 12 School Foundation Chapel
September 13 School Foundation Day (No School)
September 18 Respect for the Aged Day National Holiday (No School)
September 21 10th~12th Grades Take Tests
September 23 Autumn Equinox Day National Holiday ( No School )
September 29 Chorus Contest
October 6 Closing Ceremony of 1st Term
October 9 Sports Day National Holiday (No School)
October 10 Opening Ceremony of 2nd Term
October 13 9th Graders leave for New Zealand
October 21 Parents Day( 7th~11th )
October 24 9thGrader return from New Zealand
October 25 9th Grade Substitute Holiday
October 27 Emergency Drill 2
November 1 Preparation Day for School Festival
November 2〜3 School Festival
November 6 Substitute Holiday
November 10 Open Classroom Day
November 13 7th~11th Grades Take Tests
November 14〜15 8th Grade Work Training Days
November 20 Thanksgiving Chapel
November 23 Labor Thanksgiving Day National Holiday (No School)
November 28〜30 11th Grade Mid-Term Exams
November 28〜December 1 12th Grade Term Exams
December 4〜8 11th Grade School Trip to Nagasaki
December 5~7 7th~10th Grade Mid-Term Exams
December 8 Make-up Exams ( No Classes )
December 22 Christmas Chapel
December 25~28、Jan.4~6 Winter Courses
January8 Coming of Age Day National Holiday (No School)
January 9 New Year Chapel
January19 Emergency Drill 3
January22 Students’ Council Election
February 1~4 Junior High Entrance Exams (No Classes)
February9 7th~11th Grades Take Tests
February11 National Foundation Day (No School)
March 1 Graduation Ceremony Rehearsal
March 2 Graduation Ceremony
March 5~8 10th and 11th Grades Final Exams
March 6~8 7th ~ 9th Grades Final Exams
March 9 Make-up Exams ( No Classes )
March 21- Vernal Equinox Day ( No School )
March 23- Closing Ceremony of Term
March 24~April 3- Spring Courses
Yokohama Jogakuin Clubs
Teachers Involved: Ms. Takeuchi Mr. Suzuki Ms.Hariganeya Mr.Kawaumi
Number of Students: 53
Club details: Practice and playing badminton.
April: High School game May: High School game
August: Junior High game
December: High School and Junior High games
March: Junior High game
Teachers Involved: Mr. Shirai Ms.Nakagoshi Mr. Katayama Ms. Ozeki Mr.Fujii
Number of Students: 40
Club details: Study American culture, history, and lifestyle.
Visit the USA (Washington D.C., Virginia, and New York) and stay with American families.
Prepare an exhibition for the school festival.
July- August: Home stay program
November: School Festival
We can learn a lot in the States Club. We can also experience things we can’t in Japan.
Why don’t you try and join us when you become a high school student!
We are looking forward to you coming!!
Teachers Involved: Mr.Yagisawa Ms. Nakada
Number of Students: 12
Recitation of “Heike Monogatari”
Produce tanka (a kind of Japanese poem), poems, and novels
Summer: Going to Kyoto to visit the scenes and setting from “Heike Monogatari”
We love to eat and chat a lot. We are also making good friendships.
Yokohama Christian Association (YCA)
Teachers Involved: Mr. Tashiro Ms. Nakagoshi
Number of Students: 24
We begin every meeting in greeting each other in English.
Then there is Bible reading in both English and Japanese.
English related lesson and discussion of the Bible verse.
November: Bunkasai Sweet Shop
Teachers Involved: Mr. Kamihira Ms Dejima Mr.Fujii
Number of Students: 16
Our main goal is to promote friendships
between teammates as we learn and enjoy the game of volleyball together.
We place friendship before the win and loss record.
We welcome new members wanting to join our club!!
Teachers Involved: Ms. Ogawa Mr. Miyashita
Number of Students:17
Producing vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, beans, etc.) in the school garden.
Summer: Weeding and working to plant the garden under the hot sun
Autumn: Reap the benefits of our hard work with a harvest
We would like to have new members, won’t you join us?
Teachers Involved: Mr. Katayama Ms. Fukagawa Ms.Uekama
Number of Students: 60
Students have hip-hop dance instruction two to three days a week.
Once a week a specialized instructor comes to instruct the students on routines and dance moves.
November: School Festival (Junior High and High School)
January: Competition for High School
March: Exhibition (Junior High and High School)
Sencha (leaf tea ceremony)
Teachers Involved: Ms.Ando Ms.Watanabe
Number of Students:25
Students learn how to serve green leaf tea in a formal way. There are many levels and styles.
November: At the school festival the club has a tea ceremony.
All are encouraged to come and enjoy green tea with Japanese sweets.
Sencha, leaf tea ceremony, is very different from the so-called “Tea Ceremony.”
While they use matcha,
powdered green tea, which is well known to everyone, we use green leaf tea.
We also have a long history, as old as the other tea ceremony.
It is uncommon for a school to have a leaf tea ceremony club.
Why don’t you get to know the world of leaf-tea ceremony at Yokohama Jogakuin?
We are sure you’ll be satisfied with Japanese tastes that soften and soothe you.
Teachers Involved: Ms. Suzuki Ms. Inoue
Number of Students: 29
Writing letters in their entirety beautifully with a brush or pencil
The students visit Kyoto and see Heike Monogatari,
which is the theme for the school festival exhibition.
We are looking forward to the new members to join us.
Teachers Involved: Mr. Tsukamoto Mr.Ukai Ms.Furuta Mr.Sasaki
Number of Students: 24
Practice involves catching, batting, pitching, and bunting.
Students work on improving their skills with repetitions, and prepare for games.
Junior High: 5 games through out the season
High School: 7 games through out the season
We would like to have many students to join our club.
Teachers Involved: Mr. Yoshida Mr. Fukumura Ms. Furuya Ms. Hamada
Number of Students: 62
Club members enjoy practice and playing tennis
Tennis matches throughout the year
We are striving for many wins and progression in our skill level
Teachers Involved: Mr. Shirai Ms. Ozeki Mr.miyashita
Number of Students: