"Reverence and Service"
We have a reputation for high-quality English education, supported by
small-group English classes, and classes taught by native English speakers.
We also have an English room used by many of our extracurricular English
courses. First-year junior high school students perform Christmas plays in
English, and each grade in the junior high school prepares for English
speech contests or recitals.
In the senior high school, students choose from a wide range of elective
courses, including advanced mathematics and science, according to their
individual interests, concerns and future goals.
Musical education is a continuing tradition at Toyo Eiwa. Our main chapel
offers many opportunities to sing in the choir, play instruments and
perform before an audience. The junior high school chorus contest, piano
festival and handbell festival are some of the highlights of the school
musical year. Particularly noteworthy is the long history of the
extracurricular piano department,established in 1886.
Club activities are compulsory for all students from the first year of junior
high school to the second year of senior high school. Each student belongs
to a single club and participates in club activities at least once a week.
Students can also be involved in student-body activities, such as orchestra
and other special clubs. Through these extracurricular activities, students
develop qualities such as initiative, cooperation, responsibility, and
creativity. The annual school festival is held to showcase these activities
and has become a highly regarded event.
The school owns a newly renovated campsite by the shore of beautiful
Lake Nojiri in Nagano Prefecture. Various summer programs are held each
year: A summer camp for the second-year junior high school students; a
camp for third-year junior to third-year senior students; a leadership
development camp; and other programs. Qualities such as responsibility,
creative ingenuity, service and patience are fostered in these outdoor
Each year about thirty students from third-year junior high school to
second-year senior high school participate in a language training course in
Canada. This course consists of a two-week language training program at
Mount Allison University while experiencing dormitory life, and a
one-week homestay on Prince Edward Island. Our former principal,
Canadian missionary Miss F. G. Hamilton, who worked at Toyo Eiwa for
twenty-five years, was a graduate of Mount Allison University, so we are
very glad our students are able to spend time at her alma mater. Prince
Edward Island is the location for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.
The first Japanese translator of this popular story was one of our alumnae.
We also offer a spring language excursion at Shattuck-St.Mary's School in
Minnesota, U.S.A. About twenty applicants from among first- and
second-year senior high school students participate in this program. They
join mainstream classes with other international and American students.
Students who want to study abroad for a year are allowed to go without
suspending their studies at our school, and every year several students study
abroad under this system. In addition, from 2014 approximately ten students study at
our partner schools in the U.S.A., Canada and Australia for three months.
A few students also have the opportunity to represent Toyo Eiwa on the
Bangladesh tour arranged every year by ACEF (the Asia Christian
Education Fund). Other students participate through donations.
Junior and senior high school students are able to deepen their international
awareness through engaging and informative talks given in the chapel by
international visitors who have served in medical care, welfare work, or as
international volunteers in other fields. We also welcome students from
abroad every year, with several foreign students joining our classes for
periods of three weeks to a year.