|"A Japanese school" is a full-time private school located outside Japan. The word "full-time" is used because there are also schools where classes are conducted on Saturdays only. The purpose of both types of educational institutions is to provide a Japanese education to Japanese children living overseas, but Japanese schools use the same textbooks as, and follow a curriculum which is almost identical to, those of ones used in Japan. The local Japanese community establishes the school, but the Japanese government gives its support by dispatching teachers from public elementary and junior high schools in Japan. Full-time Japanese schools include grades from first through ninth, which are equivalent to a compulsory education period of the Japanese educational system|
The Greenwich Japanese School was founded in Jamaica, Queens, New
York in September 1975. It was established at the request from Japanese
parents for a Japanese school for their children. These parents were mainly
employees of Japanese companies who had been transferred to New York City
or the tri-state area. The Greenwich Japanese School is a private school
accredited by the states of New York and Connecticut, and was the first
Japanese school to be set up in the United States with the assistance of
the Japanese government. Since then, the school has moved to Flushing in
Queens, Yonkers in Westchester, and in 1992, to Greenwich in Connecticut.
The Japanese School of New York
|Two school names are shown above in order to avoid any confusion caused because of the following event. The school has been called the Greenwich Japanese School in English since it moved from New York to Greenwich in 1992. However, among the Japanese people and in the Japanese language it is still widely known as the equivalent of the Japanese School of New York in English.|
|April 25, 1975|
|September 2, 1975|
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831
Tel: (203) 629-9039 Fax: (203) 629-9660
|270 Lake Avenue|
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
|The Japanese Educational Institute of New York (J.E.I.)|
|Administrative Committee of Education of the Japanese Educational Institute of New York|
Greenwich Station, New Haven Line
From the station to the school, takes 10 minutes by car.
I-95 (Northbound or Southbound): Exit 3. Left (if coming northbound) or right (if southbound) at end of exit ramp onto Arch St. (North). Cross Railroad Ave. Turn left onto Sound View Drive. At top of hill bear right onto Field Point Road. At second light bear left staying on Field Point Road. At next light, cross Putnam Avenue to Deerfield Drive. At end of Deerfield Drive take second right at the rotary onto Lake Avenue. The school entrance is about 1/4 mile on left.
|10.School Location Surrounding Area|
| New York is in the forefront of various areas such
as finance, economy and the arts. The population in and around New York
City is approximately ten million, and includes fifty thousand Japanese
The Greenwich Japanese School has its campus in Greenwich, the most southern part of Connecticut bordering on New York. It is well known as one of the wealthiest communities nationwide, and is a quiet residential area with a number of historic sites. The Japanese population in Greenwich has recently increased partly because of its convenient location - forty minutes by train and sixty minutes by car - to Manhattan, and partly because of the relocation of the Greenwich Japanese School from Queens. The Greenwich Japanese School works hard to maintain a good relationship with, and understanding of, its neighbors and the local community.