Celebrating 10 years of excellence Click here for Japanese version
|In the Beginning
The Southern Indiana Japanese School (SIJS) opened in September 1997 in Evansville, Indiana, at the request of Japanese companies locating in southwestern Indiana. SIJS exists to enable the school-age children of Japanese employees of these companies to keep up with their peers in Japan and to help these children integrate smoothly into Japanese school life when they return to Japan. Any local child who would like to study at SIJS may also be accepted if he/she has adequate Japanese language skills for participation in classroom activities.
|SIJS holds classes on Saturdays most of the year, and on some Fridays during the summer.|
The students of the SIJS live in Evansville or in nearby towns. These students study at local schools with American students on weekdays, and they study at SIJS on Saturday using the same textbooks used at schools in Japan.
|Number of Students
SIJS has 55 students and 11 teachers. SIJS is a small school with a very friendly and family-like atmosphere where intensive individual and small-group teaching is practiced. Students and teachers at SIJS are working hard and with enthusiasm.
Number of School Days
SIJS has 48 school days, which is five to six days more than other Japanese supplementary schools. This is possible because SIJS has classes not only on Saturdays but also on Fridays in June and in July when the local schools are not in session.
Start of a Day
Library with Japanese
Students and teachers have lunch together in the middle of the day, with everyone bringing their favorite foods from home. After lunch, students enjoy themselves playing with their friends.
Activities of the School Year
Each September a Field Day is held in which many parents and the Japanese residents of the area participate. You will see more adults than students. This is a festival for the Japanese living here. All the participants are separated into teams and participate in footraces, tug of war, tamaire (a type of basketball), relays, and other contests.
At the annual Christmas party students read their literature works, give performances, and exchange presents. Such events as special writing for the New Year and New Year card party in January, and the graduation ceremony in March, remind students of Japanese traditions and culture.
Southern Indiana Japanese School is a place of a warm, cheerful, and family-like atmosphere, where the students study hard and teachers teach enthusiastically.
Evansville, Indiana: Home of the Southern Indiana Japanese School
Our school is located in the Nativity School Building on Evansville's southeast side. Its location is convenient to Green River Road and the I-164 bypass. Click here for information on the Evansville area.
For more information, contact:
Principal, Southern Indiana Japanese School
c/o Nativity Church
3635 Pollack Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714 USA
TEL: 812/471-1210, FAX: 812/471-7166
E-mail address: email@example.com
|Dr. Mark C. Bernhard
Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712-3597 USA
TEL: 812/464-1829, FAX: 812/465-7061
8600 University Boulevard - Evansville, IN 47712-3596 - 812/464-8600
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