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.

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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  4
  • Teachers         31


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    School Board Members:

    PresidentMr. Hirokazu Masumura
    Vice PresidentMr. Akio Matsuda
    Vice PresidentMr. Ryohei Iwamoto
    DirectorMr. Fumiaki Niisato
    DirectorMr. Tsuyoshi Saijo
    DirectorMs. Mikana Hikosaka
    DirectorMr. Mitsuya Murata
    DirectorDr. Junko Kato
    DirectorDr. Hisako Deguchi
    DirectorMr. Norio Sugimoto
    DirectorMr. Takeshi Hoshiai
    DirectorMr. Yoshitaka Kawakita
    DirectorMr. Shigeru Adachi
    DirectorMr. Koji Yamaoka
    DirectorMr. Kenji Abe
    DirectorMr. Fumihiko Ide
    PrincipalMr. Tatsuyuki Ueda (MINISTRY OF EDUCATION)
    Vice PrincipalMr. Fumihiro Funabiki (MINISTRY OF EDUCATION)


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    School Calendar:

     April 11 The First Day of the First Semester
    Picture Day (K & E1)
    18 Fire Drill
    25 PTA Meeting / Picture Day (E2 & Up)
     May  2 Open class (E2, E6, M2 and H)    /    Tornado Drill
     9 Open Class (K, E1, E5 and M3)
    School Lockdown Drills (suspicious person)
    16 Open Class (E3, E4 and M1)
    23 PTA General Meeting  / School-Parents' Workshop
    30 School Excursion (M3)
     June  6 Open Day
    13 Undo-kai (School Athletic Meet) 
    20  
    27   
     July 11 Open Day 
    18   
    25   
    August 22 School-Parents' Workshop 
    29   
    September  5 School Excursion (E6) /Field Trip (K, E1-5)    
    12 Open Day 
    19 School Excursion (H)
    26  
    October  3 The Last Day of the First Semester / Open Day
    10 The First Day of the Second Semester
    17  
    24   
    31 Japanese Kanji Aptitude Test  
    November  7 Open Day 
     14  
    21 Gakushu-Happyokai (Special Events)
    December  5 Open Day  
    12 Orientation for the new students (M3) (2016 school year) 
    19  
    January  9 Kakizome-Kai(calligraphy for the first time in the year) (E)
    16  
    23  
    30 Orientation for the new students (E6) (2016 school year)   
    February  6 Orientation for the new students (K) (2015 school year) / Open Day
     13 Orientation for the new students (E) (2015 school year)
    20  
    27  
    March  5 Open Day 
    12  
    19 Graduation ceremony
    The Last Day of the Second Semester
     


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