ABOUT RIKKYO NIIZAENGLISH INFORMATION

Philosophy

  • Education Based on Christianity

    Rikkyo Gakuin's founding spirit is a set of principles based on education through Christian values. Based on this founding spirit, we have instituted a time for prayer in school life and also established teaching about Christianity and the Bible. While we respect the spirit of freedom, we also focus on education that emphasizes such subjects as "moderation and forgiveness", "adoration and humility", "orders and manners", in various situations such as periods for learning and research, the relationship between teachers and students, socialization with friends, and club activities.

  • Integrated Education System at Rikkyo Gakuin

    Rikkyo Gakuin aims to achieve a genuinely Integrated Education System with a view to higher education, as opposed to a typical unified junior and senior high school education system. The objective of this unique system is to develop capabilities for the pursuit of truth through clear objectives and cooperation. The education and learning steering committee has been established to consider educational reform throughout the whole of Rikkyo Gakuin, and educational cooperation between junior/senior high schools and universities is promoted.

History

 Historical Outline
1874 Bishop Williams establishes a small private school in Tsukiji.
1883 The school is named Rikkyo School.
1899 Renamed as Rikkyo Junior High School.
1922 Rikkyo is also accredited as a university under the University Order.
1923 Rikkyo Junior High School is moved to Ikebukuro due to a school building fire caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake.
1948 The old style Rikkyo Junior High School system is abolished as a result of educational system reform. Rikkyo Senior High School, Rikkyo Junior High School and Rikkyo Elementary School are established.
1960 Rikkyo Senior High School is moved to Niiza.
1964 Rikkyo Senior High School begins its first overseas study tour.
1969 Rikkyo Senior High School begins U.K. Summer School.
1985 One year overseas study to Episcopal High School in U.S.A. begins.
1990 Rikkyo Senior High School begins Summer Study Tour in Australia.
2000 Rikkyo Senior High School is renamed Rikkyo Niiza Senior High School and Rikkyo Junior High School is established in parallel.
2001 One year overseas study to Brighton Grammar School begins.
2014 Rikkyo Niiza Junior and Senior High School inaugurates the new Main Building, Gymnasium and St. Paul's Field.

Curriculum

 Curriculum for Junior High School

Subject 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Japanese
Language
5 5 5
Social Studies 4 4 4
Mathematics 5 5 5
Science 3 4 5
Music 2 1
Art and Design 1 1 1
Health and Physical Education 3 4 3

Technical Arts and Home Economics

2 2 1
Foreign Languages 6 5 6
Chapel/Christianity 1 1 1
Special Activities 1 1 1
Integrated Studies 0 0 0
Total 33 33 33
Curriculum for Senior High School
Subject 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Japanese Language Integrated Japanese Language 5 - -
Contemporary Japanese
Language B
- 3 2
Classics B - 2 2☆
Classics Reading - - 2☆
Progressive Contemporary
Japanese Language
- - 2☆
Geography and
History
World History B 4 - 4▲
Japanese History B - 4★ 4▲
Geography B - 4★ 4▲
Civics Politics and Economy - - 2・2▲
Ethics - -
Contemporary Society - - 2
Mathematics Mathematics I 3 - -
Mathematics II - 4 -
Mathematics III - - 2■
Mathematics A 2 - -
Mathematics B - 2 -
Statistical Data - - 2■
Science Basic Physics - 2 -
Basic Chemistry 2 - -
Basic Biology 2 - -
Advanced Physics - - 4▲
Advanced Chemistry - 4◎ 4▲
Advanced Biology - 4◎ 4▲
Health and Physical Education Physical Education 2 3 4
Health 1 1 -
Art Music I 2◆ - -
Art and Design I 2◆ - -
Crafts Production I 2◆ - -
Calligraphy I 2◆ - -
Foreign
Languages
English Communication I 4 - -
English Communication II - 4 -
English Communication III - - 4
English Expression I - 2 2
English Conversation 2 - -
Home Economics Basic Home Economics 2 - -
Information Information Study by
Scientific Approach
- 2 -
Religion Bible 2 - -
Elective Option - - 6-8
Integrated Studies 1 1 2
Special Activities Homeroom 1 1 1
Total 35 35 31-33

* In regard to the subjects marked with ☆, ★, ■, ▲, ◆ and ◎, one course with each symbol should be selected.

International Exchange

  • One Year Overseas Study to Brighton Grammar School (for 1st grade Senior High School Students)

    Every year, one student from the 1st grade of senior high has a chance to study at Grammar Brighton School in Melbourne, Australia. The student experiences homestay and attends year 10 classes at Brighton Grammar School for the whole year.

  • One Year Overseas Study to St. Paul’s School (for 2nd grade Senior High School Students)

    Every year, one student from the 2nd grade of senior high has a chance to study at St. Paul’s School in Maryland, USA. The student experiences homestay and attends grade 11 classes at St. Paul’s School for the whole year.

  • U.S. Summer Camp (for Junior High School Students)

    We hold the U.S. Summer Camp for 3rd grade students in junior high along with students of Rikkyo Ikebukuro Junior High School. Participants visit California for about two weeks. The main lesson focuses on camping near San Diego. We aim to help students to learn English and foster international exchange through various local programs.

  • U.K. Summer School (for Senior High School Students)

    The U.K. Summer School program is designed for senior high school students. Participants go to an English language school in Cardiff, Wales, and experience homestay. Students of their generation from around the world join this program, which helps them participate in international exchange through various programs including language studies and sports.

  • Local School Experience in Australia (for Senior High School Students)

    The Local School Experience in Australia is designed for senior high school students. Participants go to Aquinas College and experience homestay for about three weeks. They develop practical English skills while attending classes with local students. In addition, communication with host families is one of the program's attractions.

  • “Gap Year” Overseas Study (for 3rd Grade Senior High School Students)

    The “Gap Year” Overseas Study program is designed for the 3rd grade senior high school students. Participants experience homestay for about one month and visit FLS International language school to take Intensive Academic English Program, which consists of about 100 hours. They develop practical English skills in attending the classes with students from different countries.

  • Science Study Tour (for Senior High School Students)

    The Science Study Tour is designed for senior high school students. The main purpose of this tour is to learn about the nature in Australia. Students spend about one week in Cairns, observing wild platypus and experiencing afforestation.

  • Acceptance of Foreign Students

    We ask our students’ families to be host families for short-term international students, and to support these students. Currently we have programs for Brighton Grammar School students visiting our school for 8 days, Aquinas College students for 4 days, St. Paul’s School students for 2 weeks, and St. David’s Marist Inanda students for 2 weeks. The visiting students enjoy experiencing Japanese culture and tradition by taking kendo, judo, calligraphy, and others, along with regular classes and after school club activities. Our students also have the chance to exchange cultural differences with them.

Annual Events Calendar

 
1st Term
  Junior High School Senior High School
April Entrance Ceremony
Orientation Camp (1st Grade)
Entrance Ceremony
May Extension Study Tour (3rd grade)
Science/Social Studies Field Trip (2nd Grade)
Science Field Trip (1st Grade)
Extension Study Tour (2nd Grade)
June Midterm Examination Midterm Examination
July Term Examination
Sports Day
Music Appreciation Event
Social Studies Field Trip (1st Grade)
Summer Vacation
Term Examination
Sports Day
Summer Vacation
Local School Experience in Australia
U.K. Summer School
August U.S. Summer Camp
Environmental Volunteer Camp in Kiyosato
Environmental Volunteer Camp in Kiyosato
Volunteer Camp in Haruna
2nd Term
September Athletic Meet  
October Midterm Examination
St. Paul's Festival (School Festival)
Midterm Examination
St. Paul's Festival (School Festival)
November Autumn Vacation
Social Studies Field Trip (1st Grade)
Music Festival

Autumn Vacation
Election for President of Student Council
Final Examination (3rd Grade)

December Illumination Lighting Ceremony
Term Examination
Sports Day
Art Appreciation Event (1st/2nd Grade)
English Speech Contest
Winter Vacation
Science Study Tour
Ski School
Illumination Lighting Ceremony
Term Examination
Winter Vacation
Ski School
3rd Term
January    
February Marathon Race
Election for President of Student Council
Final Examination
Marathon race
Final Examination (1st/2nd Grade)
March Art Appreciation Event (3rd Grade)
Graduation Ceremony
Spring Vacation
Graduation Ceremony
English Speech Contest (1st/2nd Grade)
Spring Vacation
New York Art Tour

Club Activities

 
Sports Club
Kendo Bicycle Racing Soccer
Judo Swimming Soft Tennis
Gymnastics Table Tennis Tennis
Basketball Volleyball Fencing
Baseball Rugby Track and Field
American Football※ Karate※ Golf※
Mountaineering※ Ski※ Rowing※
Equestrian※    
Cultural Club
Cinema English Photography
Brass Band Chapel Guild (acolyte/choir) Geography and History
Railway Research Art Literature
Science Drama※ Music※
Chemistry※ Astronomy※ Biology※
Rakugo※ Jazz Society※ Organist Guild※

※Established at high school only.