Koka Elementary ScoolJapanese

Koka Elementary Scool (co-ed)

Nurturing Healthy, Bright Children
Who Exert Themselves in Studying

Koka leads children according to its declared image of the child as healthy, energetic, bright, and able to exert oneself in one’s studies, and attempts the practice of warm and careful education with the children playing the key role.

Founded in 1968
Pupils: 360

A Healthy Energetic Child "Fostering a Healthy Body and Mind"

We nurture children into healthy individuals who cooperate with friends and who have the will to go the distance in whatever they do. Children participate in sports festivals, music festivals, field trips, and other school events, softball, marathon relay races, computer and other school clubs, as well as broadcasting, library, music, and gardening committees.

A Bright Happy Child "Education of Mind"

We start with our hands in prayer and end with our hands in prayer, with school life full of bright smiles. To raise children with good manners, compassion, and warm hearts, children receive instruction in traditional culture such as etiquette (taught to all grades), traditional Japanese music (5th grade), and tea ceremony (6th grade) classes, which are taught by teachers specialized in each respective field.

A Child that Exerts Oneself in Studies "Enhancement of Academic Abilities"

Children are raised to be proactive in learning and to think on their own.

We offer small classes to ensure every individual student is taken care of.

With an annual number of 220 class days (including two Saturdays per month),
we provide over 1000 more class hours than the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science
and Technology’s standard of 5645 class hours over a 6 year span, developing firm academic

Enhancing Japanese language arts education:
students start the day with 10 minutes of reading and writing, and each instructor explains the readings.
Students are encouraged to get involved in school-wide essay contests, kanji character ability tests,
book reports, calligraphy, and many other contests.

Emphasizing arithmetic education: students are engaged in studies to improve calculation abilities,
as well as arithmetic (mathematic) ability tests, and classes are designed to match each student’s level.

Science education to increase scientific thinking:
we place importance on scientifically verifying answers to questions students have about daily life through
exercises and observation.

English conversation to learn communication skills: students learn how to communicate proactively
by enjoying English conversation through the use of activities and games, taught mostly by native
English teachers.

Aftercare service to meet the needs of parents

For first and second graders to spend safely at school from when the class ends until 6pm (the students can have afternoon snack.)

Open day: Mon., Tue., and Thurs

Study sheets, homework, exercises, games, traditional Japanese playing cards,
paper folding (origami), picture-story shows, and reading of books to children, etc.

English classes (1st-3rd grades)… Class days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after school

Science experiment classes (3rd-6th grades)…Class days: Saturdays after school