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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||17 students / class|
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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.
|Average number of students per class||
Average K-12 class size: 16.9
|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.
|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.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Depends on the subject and grade level.
No. The school has a dress code.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Test and interview
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
All Kindergarten and first grade applicants are given a readiness test.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
CAJ welcomes applications at any time for next school year.
|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.
|External examinations or assessments available||
Advanced Placement, SAT
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Special Needs Program.
|Learning support offered||
CAJ provides full-time resource teachers.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|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.
|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.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
A 450-seat gymnasium, 3 tennis courts, and an athletic field.
|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.
|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.