Miyagi Gakuin High School is an all girls' high school in Miyagi-ken, Sendai city, in the northern part of Japan. It was founded as a "Miyagi girls school" by Missionary William E. Hoy from Reformed Church in the United States in 1886. The first Principal, of the school was Ms. Elizabeth R. Poorbaugh, also a Reformed Church Missionary from the United States. Since then, we have kept the tradition of educating girls based on Protestant Christianity, for over 130 years. Our campus is located on approximately 162 acres, (200,000 ㎡), where natural greenery contrasts with the brick buildings creating a beautiful landscape. Our schools are comprised of Miyagi Gakuin Junior High School and Miyagi Gakuin Women's University. Our chapel boasts a stained glass window by the French artist Gabriel Loire.
Sendai city is the capital city located in the middle part of Miyagi. As the largest city in the Tohoku region, it has a population exceeding 1 million. Sendai is called the ‘wood city’ of Tohoku region because it has many green streets with beautiful trees growing in the center divider of the street. The weather is relatively temperate for the Tohoku region. Famous shops, such as the Apple Store and the Disney Store, are located close to the city center. Public Transportation access is supported by two subway lines and several public bus agencies. Tokyo is only 1 ½ hours away by Shinkansen.
Students from Overseas
International Students are accepted at the High School for up to one year. Exchange students from AFS (American Field Service), Rotary International etc. are accepted without needing to pay tuition. We are introducing homestay to International Students. They will be living with different Japanese families. Japanese lessons will be given including teachers from Miyagi Gakuin Women’s Univeristy. After two to three months, International students will also take classes in Japanese, so that they can increase their Japanese proficiency. Unfortunately at this time, we do not accept students that are not affiliated with a specific school or educational institution.
Starting from April 2018, we will start accepting International students who wish to enter for 3 years (start from 1st year High School, graduating in their 3rd year). You will be eligible to apply for all the courses available. Students will start with Orientation in September. For Overseas Students, they must meet the following requirements:
＊Girls who are currently studying and have studied Japanese for more than 6 months at Japanese language school or at a Japanese language class at the school they are currently enrolled in ＊Girls who have passed the entrance exam (English · mathematics) for our school. the entire test will be written in Japanese.
＊Girls who have enrolled are asked to stay at the dormitories or in a place where there is someone who can act as a guarantors for the student.
＊All application documents, requested by Miyagi Joshi High School must be submitted.
＊Applicants who apply using a Study Abroad Agent
If you wish to enroll, please contact the Study Abroad Agent first.
Contact email address : firstname.lastname@example.org (You can contact this agent in Japanese or English.)
2018 Application Guide for International Students Admission
Characteristics of education ~ "English education" "Music education" "Global studies"
Miyagi Gakuin is treating (1) English Education (2) Music Education (3) Global Studies (Global Education) as a pillar of education. These three pillars traditionally have been valued by our university through subject education, student council activities, school events, etc.
Miyagi Gakuin has been supporting its education since its founding by a large number of American missionaries. The missionary took classes in English and boasted a high level of English proficiency. In order to succeed this tradition to the present age, educational programs such as 'Online English program (English language class using skype)' and 'Global communication department' (majoring in acquiring high English ability through discussion and debate) are being implemented I will. In addition, we are focusing on overseas study abroad and have prepared various study abroad programs such as long-term study abroad, term study abroad, short-term study abroad We are actively accepting overseas international students. Especially, exchange schools in Canada and Australia visit our school every year, we are homestayed to student families, we are doing interchange concerts.
Miyagi Gakuin junior high school and high schools value music education. This is derived from the Christian school cherishing worship, becoming familiar with hymns and renditions like everyday among them. In music classes, in particular, vocal music boasts a high level. Students practice the music of Handel 's Messiah every academic year and sing for Christmas worship. You can also major in string music with selected music. Traditionally we value Christmas worship, junior high school students give Christmas pageant, high school students dedicate Messiah to God. This worship will be held with music club, choirs, orchestra groups, string orchestra, wind orchestra division, handbell team, with all the students. In addition, students can attend the music school attached to the university if they wish.
About 10 years ago, global studies began with the fact that the then second-year high school student knew the activities of Mrs. Kazue Murakami, a NGO organization representative, in an English textbook and was impressed with its way of living. "Is not it after the study of English, is there anything we can do for them?" The students started a small volunteer work in the Mali Republic. After that, the scale of the volunteer expands, sends proceeds earned in the bazaar of the cultural festival every year, builds a literacy class in the field in 2006, and as a female leader from the field in 2016, the 130 th anniversary of foundation We came to invite Mrs. Awa Keita Kansaye to Miyagi Gakuin.
In 2014, as a special learning "global studies" we developed as a systematic learning place. From 2015, as a special learning consisting of two programs "Learning and Exchange Part" and "Research Learning Part", we practice systematic learning. In this global educational activity, we have three themes of "poverty and education", "peace and discrimination", "environment and development" among the worlds of globalization, how to solve it in the face of various problems We will work as an inquiry activity as to whether we will go. In addition to CARA (West Africa Rural Self-Support Cooperation Association), we collaborate with many NPOs and NGO organizations such as "NGO ACE protecting children in the world from child labor", "Plan Japan", "Rwanda education thinking group" We hold lectures and workshops.
We aim to achieve high difficulty goals such as national public universities in Japan (Tohoku University, Tokyo University etc) and difficulty private universities (Waseda University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Aoyama Gakuin University, etc.) It is a course that supports people who maintain a lot of learning time. It is the number of class hours of 37 hours a week to firmly learn 7 subjects required for national public university entrance examinations.
Creative Course ·~Global Communications Course
We increase the number of hours of English class hours from 10 hours to 15 hours, and are majoring in raising social problems, international problems etc. to a level that can be discussed in English. We are targeting students who want to do business, international contribution and research activities using Japanese and English in the future. In order to enroll, it is necessary to have at least 130 TOEIC Bridge (TOEIC 345 or more) taking place in Japan. We aim to go to universities that are focusing on English education, such as International Christian University (ICU), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Doshisha University, aggressively accepting foreign students, overseas universities and so on.
It is a course aiming at various courses in designated school recommendation (Admission Office entrance examination) and general entrance examination. Especially, it is an advantage that you can use the designated school recommendation of many universities. Currently, I have a recommendation frame for International Christian University, Doshisha University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Rikkyo University, etc. In addition, we have a number of recommendation frames at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, and you can enroll if you meet the conditions. To Miyagi Gakuin Women's College, there is a Department of Food Nutrition, Department of Life Sciences, which has a passing rate of nearly 100% in the Japanese Cooker License Examination Course, a Faculty of Education that can qualify as a kindergarten and elementary school teacher in Japan, Learning Japanese culture There is a department of academic department music department which can receive polite instruction with a small number of people in a wonderful facility complete up to the Department of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, department of textbooks and music halls. Most foreign students belong to the creative course. We also have a time to receive Japanese lessons from Japanese teachers of the attached Miyagi Gakuin Women's University while receiving classes in each subject of the Creative Course in Japanese, so after a few months have passed, little by little You will be able to listen and talk to Japanese. In order to establish basic academic ability, we have set hours of 36 hours a week.
Learning support after school ~ Study Mall
In Japan it is common to go to a preparatory school other than the school in order to pass the college entrance examination. Miyagi Gakuin High School prepares preparatory schools so that they do not have to pay extra tuition to go to preparatory school. This is a study mall. As the name suggests, study malls have various learning programs. It is like a special store shop learning after school. In addition, it has opened up to 20:30 at the maximum, and after studying club activities, studying at school and getting home is possible. Study mall has a fee-based program, but it is much cheaper than preparatory school that is called JUKU.
First to the learning support counter!
In the learning support counter, entrance / exit management is carried out by using cards of college student cooperatives. If you do not know what you are learning, you can ask the exclusive staff at the counter.
Self Study room
There are learning rooms A · C of completely individual type and learning rooms B · D of a slightly wider partitioning space.
You can choose your study room according to your preference. When friends came to visit, we allocate seats with a support counter so that they are not next to each other.
The study club completely exercises the collection of questions used at school until the examination range is over. Teach you thoroughly how to study including home study. It is recommended for people who can study hard.
Third Grader in high school will do center exam preparation. The fee is twice a week course, half a year 16,000 yen. It is 20,000 yen for six months in a 4 times weekly course.
National Public University Exam Preparation Seminar (Start of 2017!)
It is a course group that supports popular national and public universities such as Tohoku University, Miyagi University, Miyagi University of Education, etc. and high school entrance examination from private high school first grade to immediately before taking entrance examination. Group teaching by a professional lecturer (course) Immediately after 70 minutes, a tutor will give a 50-minute tutorial. At the end of individual guidance, we will conduct a confirmation test. Cooperate with the lesson and conquer the exam. For international students, we plan to prepare courses such as Japanese. The price is 22,000 yen per year for 25 times a year.
Toudai Keisetsu Association(Kind of JUKU) "Medical College Measures Online Course" (Started in 2017!)
Individual guidance of lecturer's "Toudai Keisetsu association" instructor who boasts outstanding achievement in the examination by the University of Tokyo and medical university. For each instructor, students can choose from 1 to 3 students.
We will publish "Learning Report" with contents of learning on the day and homework until next time.