About Our School:
  The Columbus Japanese Language School began with 14 elementary school children and 3 teachers in April of 1980. It was founded by a group of Japanese parents in central Ohio who were seeking way to help their children to keep up with their Japanese language skills while their stay in the U.S.
  Today, 550 students gather every Saturday in an atmosphere close to that of their home country. Along with the standard curriculum required of students in Japan, the Columbus Japanese Language School offers a supportive environment to nurture self-confidence and creativity, as well as encourage a self-controlled, cooperative attitude in each student.
  We also provide them with an atmosphere conducive to their becoming successful members of Japanese society by establishing rules and guidelines typical of the Japanese educational system.

 

Open House Information : Jan. 10th 2015

 

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Directory:

  School Office  (Tuesday thru Friday)  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

450 W.Wilson Bridge Rd.
Suite 360
Worthington Ohio 43085
Phone:(614)436-0114
FAX:  (614)436-5796
jimusho@columbushoshuko.com



  Schools (Saturday)

[Kindergarten, Elementary School]
Granby Elementary School
1490 Hard Road
Columbus, Ohio43235

Cell(614)582-7942


[Middle School, High School]
McCord Middle School
1500 Hard Road
Columbus, Ohio43235

Cell(614)361-3006



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School Size:

As of Apr. 15, 2014

Kindergarten  (Koguma) 25  (Usagi)  25 50
  1 2 3 4  
Elementary

School
1st 18 18 17 17 70
2nd 22 22 23 - 67
3rd 18 20 18 - 56
4th 18 18 19 - 55
5th 19 18 18 - 55
6th 23 22 - - 45
Middle

School
7th 26 26 - - 52
8th 17 18 - - 35
9th 20 19 - - 39
High

School
10th 24 - - - 24
11th 18 - - - 18
12th 6 - - - 6
 

* Number Of Staff
  • Administrative Office  5
  • Teachers         31


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    School Board Members:

    PresidentMr. Jiro Sakamoto
    Vice PresidentMr. Hirokazu Masumura
    Vice PresidentMr. Ryohei Iwamoto
    DirectorMr. Hideki Hirai
    DirectorMr. Fumiaki Niisato
    DirectorMr. Tsuyoshi Saijo
    DirectorDr. Junko Kato
    DirectorMs. Mikana Hikosaka
    DirectorMr. Shinichiro Fukuchi
    DirectorMr. Akio Matsuda
    DirectorDr. Hisako Deguchi
    DirectorMr. Keiji Kato
    DirectorMr. Shunji Takabayashi
    DirectorMr. Masashi Kugoh
    DirectorMr. Koichi Wakamori
    DirectorMr. Kenji Abe
    PrincipalMr. Tatsuyuki Ueda (MINISTRY OF EDUCATION)
    Vice PrincipalMr. Satoru Fujioka (MINISTRY OF EDUCATION)


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    School Calendar:

     April 12 The First Day of the First Semester
    Picture Day (K & E1)
    19 Fire Drill
    26 PTA Meeting / Picture Day (E2 & Up)
     May  3 Open class (E2, E6, M2 and H)    /    Tornado Drill
    10 Open Class (K, E1, E5 and M3)
    School Lockdown Drills (suspicious person)
    17 Open Class (E3, E4 and M1)
    24 PTA General Meeting  / School-Parents' Workshop
    31 School Excursion (M3)
     June  7  
    14 Undo-kai (School Athletic Meet) 
    21 School Excursion (H)
    28   
     July 12  
    19   
    26   
    August 23 School-Parents' Workshop 
    30   
    September  6   
    13 School Excursion (E6) /Field Trip (K, E1-5)    
    20  
    27  
    October  4 The Last Day of the First Semester 
    11 The First Day of the Second Semester
    18   
    25    
    November  1  
     8 Japanese Kanji Aptitude Test 
    15
    22 Gakushu-Happyokai (Special Events)
    December  6   
    13 Orientation for the new students (M3) (2015 school year) 
    20  
    January 10 Kakizome-Kai(calligraphy for the first time in the year) (E)
    17  
    24  
    31 Orientation for the new students (E6) (2015 school year)   
    February  7 Orientation for the new students (K) (2015 school year)
     14 Orientation for the new students (E) (2015 school year)
    21  
    28  
    March  7  
    14  
    21 Graduation ceremony
    The Last Day of the Second Semester
     


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