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Christian Academy in Japan

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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ¥1,982,000
to: ¥2,317,000
Address: 1 Chome-2-14 Shinkawachō, Higashikurume-shi, Tōkyō-to 203-0013, Japan
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

34% dual passports, 23% Japanese, 13% North American, 20% Korean, and 10% other.

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school offers English as an Additional Language Program. EAL support is extra academic support for students whose English proficiency skills are below grade level. EAL support helps these students to continue studying along with their English proficient classmates while developing their English language skills.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Average number of students per class

Average K-12 class size: 16.9
18.7 Elementary school
15.7 Middle school
16.2 High school

Use of technology in the classroom

In order to achieve the technology vision at CAJ, the school's technology curriculum will be integrated throughout the school. Rather than discrete computer classes as part of the elementary and middle school program computer and technology skills will be taught in CAJ's various classes. Teachers use the Macintosh platform to teach the computer and technology skills as their students work on various projects.
Elementary School: Computer and technology education in the elementary school uses the integrated model. Teachers, supported by a technology integration specialist, integrate computer and technology projects in their classes including class blogs.
Middle School: Middle school teachers provide technology instruction in their regular classrooms, and this instruction is supported by exploratory digital tools classes.
High School: High school teachers provide technology instruction in their regular classrooms. However, there are no general computer classes in high school. Computer and technology electives are available such as video production, digital photography, graphic arts, robotics, and yearbook.

External examinations or assessments available

Advanced Placement, SAT

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

More than 90% of CAJ graduates go on to post-secondary institutions in the United States or their home country.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Needs Program.

Learning support offered

CAJ provides full-time resource teachers.

Entry evaluation for students

Test and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All Kindergarten and first grade applicants are given a readiness test.
English language testing may be required of non-native speakers of English at any grade level. To be admitted, applicants for grades 9-12 must have grade-level English proficiency, applicants for grades 6-8 must be within one grade level, and applicants for kindergarten through grade 5 must be within two grade levels.
The interview includes both the parents and the student.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

CAJ welcomes applications at any time for next school year.

School start time

8:30 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, the school's dining hall prepares a hot lunch every full day of school. The a la carte menu is a mix of dishes from various cultures--Japanese, North American, Chinese, and others. A salad bar is always available, as are beverages and desserts.

Uniform required

No. The school has a dress code.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Student council, National Honor Society, math, drama, speech contest, debate, athletics, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

CAJ participates in an interscholastic league of international schools and military dependent schools in the Kanto Plain area. CAJ fields teams in cross-country, tennis, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, track and field, and field hockey. Other teams may compete on a club basis.

Sports facilities at the school

A 450-seat gymnasium, 3 tennis courts, and an athletic field.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Christian Academy in Japan is a K-12 school established in 1950 to provide Christ-centered education to the children of evangelical missionaries. While continuing in this purpose, CAJ also serves many other families who desire this type of education for their children. CAJ is committed to equipping students to serve Japan and the world for Christ.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's program is communicated in the English language and is based upon an American approach which uses United States educational standards, course sequences and options (college preparatory and career), instructional materials, standardized tests, educational research, and co-curricular activities.

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