Overseas 18 people
Thailand, Canada, China, Taiwan
I spent two years--fifth and sixth grade, in Hyogo Prefecture. I think the appeal of Okinawa Shogaku is that I get to learn karate, a wonderful piece of Okinawan culture, which I came to appreciate while I was away. I look forward to participating in cross-cultural exchanges and volunteer work "without fear, disdain, or over eargerness," and gain a broader perspective and knowledge.
I came to Okinawa Shogaku from a school in Tokyo. I chose this school because of its global education. Ever since I was in kindergarten, I spent a lot of time with non-Japanese friends. At Okinawa Shogaku Junior High School, I hope to continue to develop my communication skills while learning about foreign countries. My education here gives attention to areas like ESL, karate, and volunteering. I am striving to one day succeed abroad.
I chose Okinawa Shogaku not only for its educational offerings but also for the opportunity to gain various experiences, including volunteer work and cross-cultural exchanges. Classwork is challenging, but my friends and teachers are kind and every day is rewarding. I want to apply myself and one day work abroad.
I chose [this school] because the class hours are longer than other schools; focused is placed on cross-cultural exchange and on the Eiken English proficiency tests; and Okinawan karate is a required course. My classmates are very kind and serious about their education. I have plenty of friendly competition to learn from. My environment encourages me not to settle, but to have high aspirations, and I am motivated to work hard every day. Living in the dorms can be challenging at times, but fun. I am sincerely glad I chose Okinawa Shogaku.
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Junior high school students elect either the Shogaku Pioneer Course or the Challenge Course. Both courses offer Advanced English classes. The course system offers junior high school students with the appropraite education to prepare for their university of choice. Incoming high school freshmen will start with five foundational courses, and will elect a specialized course in the second year based on the student's university of choice, such as STEM or liberal arts.
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All Okinawa Shogaku students participate in cross-cultural exchange programs. We utilize programs that engage entire grades and/or classes, as well as publicly funded exchange programs. We actively seek out opportunities for cultural exchange and each year, many of our students enter internships abroad and domestic foreign-language programs.
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Students are widely accepted from Okinawa's main island, other islands and islets, and from remote areas including Northern Okinawa. The school coordinates with the dormitories to provide students with lifestyle guidance for structured dorm life. There are four dormitories: the Shogaku Global Hall, Shogaku-sha, and dormitories for the baseball team and judo club athletes.
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Okinawa Shogaku believes that cultural capability is central to fostering a globally cultured person, and therefore requires all of its students to take Okinawan karate classes. Students aim to receive a black belt before graduating senior high school.
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All of our students participate in social contribution activities at least twice a year. Volunteer activities are organized by class, grade, or course, but many after school clubs and individual students volunteer their time.
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At Okinawa Shogaku, our students develop the necessary academic and English communication skills needed to pass university entrance exams as a high school senior. All of our students engage in cross-cultural exchange, learn Okinawan karate, and engage in volunteer work.
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