School Facts

 

(1)Name of School

Japanese Language School of Greater Cincinnati

(2)Location

Northern Kentucky University

MP 102 Nunn Drive

Highland Heights, KY 41099

(3)Contacts

PHONE:       (859) 572-6197

FAX:            (859) 572-6198

E-MAIL:        jls_cinci@nku.edu

WEB SITE:   http://www.jls-cincinati.edu/

(4) Administration                       

Chairman of the Board:    Mr. Shingo Kotera

Principal:                          Mr. Shigeru Adachi

(5) Enrollment as of April 1, 2020

        

 

Kindergarten

Elementary

Jr. High

Sr. High

Total

275

Grade

Pre

Kin

1

(1)

2

(2)

3

(3)

4

(4)

5

(5)

6

(6)

1

(7)

2

(8)

3

(9)

1

(10)

2

(11)

3

(12)

# of Classes

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

               1

# of Students

18

31

34

32

33

17

24

17

19

23

8

8

6

5

Total

49

157

50

19

 

(6) Number of Faculty / Administration

 Principal

 (Appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Education)                1

   Teachers                                                                               27

   Office Personnel                                                                     3

   Total                                                                                      31

(7) Subjects Taught

KindergartenFLessons on age-appropriate subjects in general, which is equivalent to those in Japan.

Grade 1 – 3    Japanese Language,     Mathematics

Grade 4 – 6    Japanese Language,     Mathematics,     Social Studies

Grade 7 – 9    Japanese Language,     Mathematics,     Social Studies

Grade 10 -12  Japanese Language,     Mathematics,     Electives

(8) Enrollment Expectation

              Age-appropriate Japanese language fluency

 

 

SCHOOL HISTORY

 

1975 October         The Japanese Language School of Greater Cincinnati was established at Mt. Auburn Church with Mr. King Tanaka, Principal and 10 teachers.

 

1980 March           The first Graduation Ceremony was held.

April           Junior high school was established.          

 

1981 May             First Sports Day was held.

 

1984 April           PTA was established.

June            The school was moved to the University of Cincinnati

 

1985 December        The 10th anniversary of the school was commemorated.

 

1986 April           Anniversary School Yearbook was published.

November        Senior high school was established.

 

1991 March           The 15th anniversary of the school was commemorated.

March           Support group for the Japanese Language School was

                established.

April           The first Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry of

                     Education arrived from Japan.

April           Elementary and Jr. High student enrollment exceeded 100.

 

1992 February        First Open House was held.

September       School office was moved to Blue Ash.

 

1993 April            Second Open House was held.

July             School moved to Northern Kentucky University.

       

1994 April            The second Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry

                     of Education arrived from Japan.

July             School office moved to Northern Kentucky University.

October         Third Open House was held.

December        The 20th edition of the school biannual magazine, "Ohio

                River", was published by the PTA.

 

1995 July             Japanese Ministry of Education and the Japan Overseas

                     Education Services visited to provide guidance.

October         Fourth Open House was held.

December        The 20th anniversary of the school was commemorated.

                The first School Symbol and Song were adopted.

 

1996 June             JLS held a conference for Japanese Schools in the Chicago

and Detroit consulate regions.

June             Japanese Ministry of Education and the Japan Overseas

                Education Services visited to provide guidance.

November        Fifth Open House was held.

November        School web site in Japanese established.

 

1997 April            The third Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry of

                     Education arrived from Japan.

November        Sixth Open House was held.

 

1998 October          7th Open House was held.

 

1999 October          8th Open House was held.

 

2000 April            The fourth Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry

                     of Education arrived from Japan.

October          9th Open House was held.

 

2001 October          10th Open House was held.

 

2002 October          11th Open House was held.

 

2003 April            The 5th Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry of

                     Education arrived from Japan.

 

2007 April            The 6th Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry of

                     Education arrived from Japan.

 

2008 October          17th Open House was held.

 

2009 October          18th Open House was held.

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2010 April            The 7th Principal appointed by the Japanese Ministry of

                     Education arrived from Japan.

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     October          19th Open House was held.

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     November         JLS 35th Anniversary Commemoration.

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2011 October          20th Open House was held.

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2012 October          21st Open House was held.

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2013 October          22nd Open House was held.

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2014 October          23rd Open House was held.

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2015 October          24th Open House was held

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2016 October          25th Open House was held. 

 

2017 October          26th Open House will be held. 

2018 October          27th Open House will be held. 

2019 October          28th Open House will be held.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS

 

1.        To prepare students to become responsible, compassionate, well-rounded adults.

2.        To educate all students at a grade-appropriate level in line with the Japanese National Curriculum.

3.        To encourage a positive attitude towards learning, responsible judgment and the ability to act independently.

4.        To foster our studentsf knowledge and appreciation of their native language and culture.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY

 

1.        To educate our students in the Japanese tradition.

2.        To join with students to create a warm, friendly atmosphere conducive to learning and the ability to act independently.

3.        To provide students with a firm grounding in their own culture and a broad-mindedness and understanding of International society to prepare them for the future.

 

 SCHOOL ENROLLMENT STATISTICS

School Enrollment Statistics
Year Pre. Kindergarten Compulsory @ Special Class Grand Ttl. Comments
Elem. Jr. High Sub Ttl. Sr. High
NoS NoC NoS NoC NoS NoC NoS NoC NoS NoC NoS NoC NoS NoC
1975 10 1 9 4 0 0 9 4 0 0 14 1 33 6 JLS established
1976 5 1 10 4 0 0 10 4 0 0 9 1 24 6 @
1977 6 1 11 4 0 0 11 4 0 0 5 1 22 6 @
1978 3 1 15 4 0 0 15 4 0 0 7 1 25 6 @
1979 10 1 13 4 0 0 13 4 0 0 5 1 28 6 @
1980 8 1 16 4 0 0 16 4 0 0 0 0 24 5 @
1981 6 1 18 4 3 1 21 5 0 0 4 1 31 7 Jr.High established
1982 17 1 18 4 6 1 24 5 0 0 4 1 45 7 @
1983 15 1 34 4 4 1 38 5 0 0 4 1 57 7 @
1984 14 2 50 5 10 2 60 7 0 0 10 1 84 10 Pre-K established
1985 15 2 51 6 12 2 63 8 0 0 12 1 90 11 JLS moved UC
1986 18 2 54 6 24 3 78 9 0 0 14 2 110 13 Sr.High established
1987 25 2 59 6 23 3 82 9 9 1 9 1 125 13 @
1988 13 2 47 6 21 3 68 9 6 1 12 1 99 13 @
1989 17 2 67 6 22 3 89 9 10 2 5 1 121 14 @
1990 39 2 114 6 26 3 140 9 9 2 0 0 188 13 15th Anniversary
1991 48 2 122 6 35 3 157 9 21 3 0 0 226 14 @
1992 45 2 127 8 56 3 183 11 34 2 0 0 262 15 @
1993 27 1 117 9 58 3 175 12 31 3 0 0 233 16 Pre-K discontinued
1994 37 2 114 7 44 3 158 10 24 2 0 0 219 14 JLS moved NKU
1995 40 2 117 6 35 3 152 9 24 2 0 0 216 13 Pre-K reopened
1996 51 3 107 7 39 3 146 10 18 2 0 0 215 15 @
1997 74 4 166 10 54 3 220 13 18 3 0 0 312 20 @
1998 54 4 187 11 57 3 244 14 23 3 0 0 321 21 @
1999 79 4 168 10 56 3 224 13 27 3 0 0 330 20 @
2000 84 4 162 7 51 3 213 10 17 3 0 0 314 17 @
2001 78 4 176 9 70 3 246 12 20 3 0 0 344 19 @
2002 84 4 195 10 59 3 254 13 21 3 0 0 359 20 @
2003 91 4 197 10 59 3 256 13 34 3 0 0 381 20 @
2004 97 4 202 10 65 3 267 13 30 3 0 0 394 20 @
2005 77 5 210 10 56 3 266 13 21 3 0 0 364 21 30th Anniversary
2006 70 5 225 10 57 3 282 13 29 3 0 0 381 21 As of July 31, 2006
2007 80 5 224 10 60 3 284 13 37 3 0 0 401 21 As of April-1, 2007
2008 83 5 243 11 64 3 307 14 35 3 0 0 425 22 As of April 5, 2008
2009 73 5 256 12 55 3 311 15 34 3 0 0 418 23 As of April 1, 2009
2010 74 4 228 11 63 3 291 14 38 3 0 0 403 21 As of April 1, 2010
2011 58 4 204 12 64 4 268 16 31 3 0 0 357 23 As of April 1, 2011
2012 57 4 205 12 65 4 270 16 24 3 0 0 351 23 As of April 1, 2012
2013 50 4 177 10 58 3 235 13 17 1 0 0 302 18 As of April 1, 2013
2014 39 2 182 9 53 3 235 12 21 1 0 0 295 16 As of April 1, 2014
2015 38 2 194 8 63 3 257 11 27 1 0 0 322 14 As of April 1, 2015
2016 45 2 181 8 51 3 232 11 24 1 0 0 301 14 As of April 1, 2016
2017 59 4 179 7 54 3 233 10 20 1 0 0 312 15 As of April 1, 2017
2018 59 4 197 9 51 3 257 12 19 1 0 0 313 17 As of April 1, 2018
2019 50 4 162 8 49 3 211 11 15 1 0 0 276 16 As of April 1, 2019
2020 49 4 157 8 50 3 207 11 19 1 0 0 275 16 As of April 1, 2020
* NoS - Number of Students     NoC - Number of Class Room

 

                                                                   CURRICULUM

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Class Days

2 terms a year, April - March, based on the Japanese school calendar

All classes are held on Saturdays (44 days a year)

               

Number of Lessons

Pre, K    5 lessons    8:45am - 2:00pm

1 – 3      5 lessons    8:45am - 2:10pm

4 – 12    6 lessons    8:45am - 3:00pm

 

 

 

Annual School Days (2018 – 2019)

 

Term

1st Half

2nd Half

Month

April

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

March

School Days

per Month

0

5

4

3

5

4

5

3

3

4

4

3

School Days

per Term

21

22

School Days

per Year

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Lessons

Grades

P&K

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Lessons/Day

5

5

5

5

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

Lessons/

Year

215

215

215

215

258

258

258

258

258

258

258

258

258

 

Number of Lessons by Subject

Activity/Grade

P&K

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10,11,12

Japanese

Language

Weekly

-

3

3

3

3

3

3

2.5

2.5

2.5

     

Yearly

-

115

115

115

115

115

112

101.5

101.5

98.5

 

Social

Studies

Weekly

-

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

   

Yearly

-

0

0

0

42

42

41

42

42

41

 

Math

 

Weekly

-

2

2

2

2

2

2

2.5

2.5

2.5

   

Yearly

-

83

83

83

83

83

81

101.5

101.5

98.5

 

School Event

10

11

11

11

12

12

18

9

9

15

   10

School Activity

0

6

6

6

6

6

6

4

4

5

    5

Lessons per Year

215

215

215

215

258

258

258

258

258

258

   258

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

 

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-12

Teachersf Meeting

8:30am - 8:45am

8:30am - 8:45am

8:30am - 8:45am

Homeroom

8:45am - 8:55am

8:45am - 8:55am

8:45am - 8:55am

Book Reading Session

8:55am - 9:05am

8:55am - 9:05am

8:55am - 9:05am

1st Period

9:05am - 9:50am

9:05am - 9:50am

9:05am - 9:50am

2nd Period

9:55am - 10:40am

9:55am - 10:40am

9:55am - 10:40am

3rd Period

10:50am - 11:35am

10:50am - 11:35am

10:40am - 11:25am

4th Period

11:40am - 12:25pm

11:40am - 12:25pm

11:30am – 12:25pm

Lunch Break

12:25pm - 1:10pm

12:25pm - 1:10pm

12:25pm - 1:10pm

5th Period

1:10pm - 1:55pm

1:10pm - 13:55pm

1:10pm - 1:55pm

6th Period

-

2:00pm - 2:45pm

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Homeroom

1:55pm - 2:10pm

2:45pm - 3:00pm

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Dismissal

2:10pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

(April 2020 through March 2021.. Schedule may be changed due to the effect of COVID-19)

Month

Event

April

 

Spring Break Extended due to COVID-19

May

1st Term Opening Ceremony

Class Observation/Parent-Teacher Meeting (K, 4-6, 10-12)

Class Observation/Parent-Teacher Meeting (K, 1-3, 7-9)

June

 

July

The Star Festival (Pre & Kinder)

August

Summer Festival (Pre & Kinder)

6th Graders Field Trip

 

September

 Book Sale

 Sports Day

October

Class Observation/Parent-Teacher Meeting (P, 1-3, 7-9)

Class Observation/Parent-Teacher Meeting (K, 4-6, 10-12)

November

School Play Festival

December

Hyakunin-isshu competition (7-9)

(One hundred poems by one hundred poets)

 9th Graders School Trip

January

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February

 gSetsubunh festival (Pre & Kinder)

March

Graduation Ceremony

2nd Term Closing Ceremony

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