4 most prestigious girls' schools in Japan

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 19:34

There are more than 300 girls' schools in Japan

Girls'school
Girls'school
There are more than 5,000 junior high and high schools are in Japan. Around 1,300 out of them are private schools, and the rest are public schools.
But only tens of them are acknowledged as "prestigious schools" .

Prestigious schools usually means schools with long history (around a century at least) and have many high-class alumni and alumnae. Education policy at prestigious schools usually focus on not only scholastic performance but also pursuit for better humanity.

By the way, formal girls' education started at the beginning of the Meiji era. At that time several famous girls' schools has founded in Japan. With that relationship, there are several prestigious girls' schools in Japan.

In this article, let me introduce you 4 most prestigious girls' schools!

Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School / 学習院女子中・高等科

Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School was built 1885 at Yotsuya area as a school for the daughters of Imperial family and noble families of Japan.
Afterward, school moved to Nagata cho area at 1889. After that, daughters of normal people was allowed entries to this school.

On 1906, it was renamed as "Gakushuin joshibu (学習院女子部)". It was officially reformed to be a private high school on 1947.

The red gate of this school is designated to be a Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

This school is equipped with indoor pool, big playground, 4 tennis courts, 4 valley ball courts and 1 basketball court.

Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School is undoubtedly a prestigious school. Many imperial families went to this school.
Education is focused on nurturing better humanity.

Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School is a typical good old prestigious Japanese girls' school.
Discussion scene at Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School
Discussion scene at Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School
Students are singing
Students are singing
Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School
Gakushuin Girls' Junior & Senior High School
School building
School building
学習院女子中・高等科公式サイト。一貫して「その時代に生きる女性にふさわしい品性と知性を身につける」ことを目標として女子教育を行っています。
Top page | Gakushuin Joshi

Denenchofufutaba Gakuen / 田園双葉学園

Queen of "mademoiselle school".
Denenchofu Futaba junior high and high school is a catholic girls' school located at Setagaya ward.
This is school is often abbreviated to be "Denfuta".

What makes this school special is students cannot enter Junior high from outside. All the students enters denenchofu futaba elementary school and go on to junior high.

As a catholic school, the most prestigious girls' school in Japan.
Students of Denenchofufutaba Gakuen
Students of Denenchofufutaba Gakuen
Denenchofu Junior high school students
Denenchofu Junior high school students
Source: shade3d.jp
Denenchofu Futaba elementary school
Denenchofu Futaba elementary school
Denenchofu Futaba Gakuen

田園調布雙葉学園
田園調布雙葉学園

Shirayuri Gakuen / 白百合学園

Shirayuri Gakuen is also a catholic prestigious girls' high schools.
It is located at the Kudan area of Chiyoda ward.
Just like Denenchofu Futaba Gakuen, this place will not recruit any students from high school. All the high school students are from its junior high school.

Shirayuri Gakuen focus on humanity education and English ability education.
Students at Shirayuri Gakuen
Students at Shirayuri Gakuen
Shirayuri Gakuen's elementary school entrance ceremony
Shirayuri Gakuen's elementary school entrance ceremony
Students learning Japanese flower ceremony
Students learning Japanese flower ceremony
School building
School building
Homepage for Shirayuri Gakuen
学校法人白百合学園公式ホームページ
ようこそ白百合学園 Welcome to SHIRAYURIGAKUEN Bienvenu à LYCÉE DU LYS BLANC

Seishin Joshi Gakuin / 聖心女子学院

Seishin Joshi Gakuin is a catholic based girls' school in Tokyo.
Although, there are many high schools that have "Seishin (Sacred heart)" in their names, this Seishin Joshi Gakuin is the most authentic and famous one.

Seishn Joshi Gakuin has its elementary school, junior high school and high school.

The school rule is really strict.
You cannot drop by anywhere on the way from school to home. Smartphone is forbidden to bring in.
Don't shorten the skirt.
These restrictions make this school even more prestigious.
Teacher and students at Seishin Joshi gakuin
Teacher and students at Seishin Joshi gakuin
The gate at Seishin Joshi Gakuin
The gate at Seishin Joshi Gakuin
Source: zyuken.net
Seishin Joshi Gakuin
Seishin Joshi Gakuin
The homepage for Seishin Joshi gakuin (Sacred Heart)
聖心女子学院のホームページです。
聖心女子学院

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