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Tamagawa Academy (K12) and University

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): ¥1,720,000

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ¥1,720,000
Address: 6-1-1 Tamagawagakuen, Machida, Tokyo 194-8610 Japan
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Number of students

First of all, I would like to draw your attention to that:
1) Tamagawa Academy is a Japanese school accredited by the Ministry of Education of Japan (MEXT),
2) therefore, most of our students are Japanese, and courses are taught in Japanese and partially English-Japanese bilingual environment except the IB course, and
3) the instruction language in the IB course is English.
Considering that this service is mainly for expats other than Japanese, we introduce our IB course which is most suitable for such students relocating from abroad. Accordingly, the information of IB course should be focused on, and as for the non-IB courses, treated as reference purpose only.
(Answer to the question)
No. of students enrolled in the IB course was 30 in grade 7 out of 170 from grade 7 to 12 in total.
There were 370 students in total from the kindergarten to the upper secondary school including the IB students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

2 to 3 nationalities are represented.

Most common nationality

Japanese is the most common nationality.

Ratio of local students to international students

95% of students are Japanese.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

As mentioned ealier, Tamagawa Academy is a Japanese school, and its academic year starts in April and ends in March.
The deadlines of the registration for enrollment differes depending on the timing of enrollment.
1) for enrollment in April: registration in late January to early February (regular admission)
2) for enrollment in September: registration in early July (transfer admission)
3) for enrollment as needed basis (rolling admission): any time when an applicant move to Japan from abroad.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.
As answered to the preceding question, the School accepts a transfer students throughout the academic year.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of the IBDP graduates advances to a higher educational institution.

Results in these examinations

75% of the DP students is awarded the full DP of the IB Programme, and the average score is 30 out of 45 amongst the students awarded the full DP.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Although Tamagawa Academy is not a mission school, the School regards religion as important for education, but its educational philosophy is "education is not for a religion but a religion is for education".
Being based on such philosophy, the School introduces the teaching of Christianity for "Zenjin" (well-rounded person) Education of Tamagawa.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

As mentioned ealier, Tamagawa is not a mission school. So, students with non-religion/a different religion are not forced to follow the teaching of the Christianity.
But there is a chapel hour in a week and it is counted as a lesson hour.
If a studet has a difficulty to attend the chapel hour, he/she might not be able to earn the relevant academic credit.

School bus service available

No.
All students have to walk from the nearest railway station/bus stop to the School, which takes a 15-minute walk.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No. We have no particular program for such needs.

Learning support offered

N/A

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

There is no particular treatment for such students under the educational system of Japanese schools.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.
There are school counselors who provide counseling as necessary.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes.

School provided lunches

Yes, but only university students are allowed to buy and eat food in the cafeteria.
Students in the primary and secondary schools have to bring a lunch box and eat it in their classroom.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No.
As mentioned in the above, students have to bring their own lunch box.

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