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Mita Senior High School

 

 A School with Tradition and Enterprising Spirits 

 

           

  School Symbol

 

 

History

 

  Mita Senior High School was established in 1925 as “the Sixth Public Girls’ High School” in Tokyo.  The school symbol, a flower with six petals, is derived from the  name of the former school.  In 1950, the school changed its name to Mita Senior High School and became co-educational.

 Mita Senior High School has had the reputation of producing many graduates with spirits of progressive.

 One year after the opening, a western-style school uniform was introduced though kimonos were common in those days.  Physical education was also new and modern then:  As early as in 1925, an athletic meet was held at a nearby park, and in 1926, the first skiing camp took place. Both events have been passed down until now.  In 1932, an indoor swimming pool was opened, which was very rare at that time and still is even now for a public high school.

 Among the graduates are IWASAKI Chihiro, an artist, SARUHASHI Katsuko, a geochemist, ISHII Yoshiko, a chanson singer, SUNAHARA Miwako, an opera singer, MIYAMOTO Misako, ex-president of Nihon Women’s University, HASHIMOTO Shizuyo, a physicist, TAKAHASHI Yoko, an actor, and so on. There are also many other graduates who play a lively part in every field of society.

 

 

Basic School Data of 2015

Number of Students

912 ( 8 classes x year2&3 + 7 classes x year1 )

Number of teachers

70 ( 52 full-time and 18 part-time )

School Year

1st term: April to July, 2nd term: September to December,  3rd term: January to March

Address

1-4-46 Mita Minato-ku Tokyo 108-0073 Japan

Access

Five minutes’ walk from Akabanebashi Station of the subway Toei Oedo Line

 

 

 

 Greetings from the Principal, Mrs. Nobue Sasa

 

  Hello, everyone.

  The school motto of Mita Senior High School is "Have Wings and Fly High!"  This school has set itself a goal of providing a good education for promising young ladies and gentlemen so that they will be successful in this era of globalization.  For this purpose, we guide the students in their  acquisition of  culture with high-minded aspiration to pursue the truth.

 

  Mita Senior High School celebrated the 90th anniversary in 2013, and has stepped forward to a new stage.  I hope you will study at Mita Senior High School and grow big wings to fly high in the air to attain your goals.

  

  If you visit one of our classrooms, you will most probably see the students concentrating on the lecture so intently that you'll feel as if the serious air drifted out of the room.  Students at Mita High School always show a sincere interest and the utmost eagerness in learning.  Not only the students, but the teachers are very enthusiastic. In every class, you’ll find how devoted the teachers are. They are eager to teach the students even after school, before class and during summer, winter or spring holidays: sometimes individually, sometimes in s small group.

 

  After school, you will see the students working hard at club activities in many places at school.  You will hear the beautiful singing voices of the chorus club, preformances of the orchestra and the brass band.   You may also see  dance club members dancing to the rhytym, those of the volleyball team hitting a spike in the gymnasium, those of the tennis team rallying at at a tennis court, those of soccer team shooting in the schoolyard and those of the kendo club practicing with a bamboo sword.  The students do their best not only in studying but also in club activities.   

 

  Mita Senior High School guarantees that when you have joind us, you'll acquire:

 

1.  a sense of independence and self-discipline

2.  a sense of belonging, cooperation and leadership.

3.  a high academic ability.

4.  an intercultural outlook  and an enterprising spirit.

 

School Identity as a UNESCO SCHOOL

 

  Mita High School was recognized as a UNESCO School as early as in 1958, and has been active ever since.  A students’ committee, the UNESCO Committee, holds a bazaar at the school festival every year to raise funds for UNESCO.  The members of the committee choose their own “ theme “ of the year and grapple with the theme sometimes by themselves, sometimes together with other students.  In the school year of 2011-2012, they hoped to help the victims of the big earthquake and the tsunamis in Tohoku District, and went on the streets to ask passers-by for the donation.  In the school year of 2012-2013, students are trying to say thank you to those who helped Japanese at the disaster by writing letters to embassies in Tokyo.

  These days, the idea of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) is very popular among UNESCO schools all over the world and Mita High School is also adopting this idea in every aspect of the school education.  Among the field of ESD, we put an emphasis on international education and environmental education.

 

School life 

 

  School life at Mita High School is full of wonderful events. Among them, what we call the big four are the athletic meet, the ball game meet, the cultural festival and the singing contest.

Each event is planned and carried out by the student committee, which consists of students chosen from each homeroom class.  Besides these events, students can enjoy ski camp in winter or cross-cultural events throughout the year.

  

 

 

Club Activities 

 More than 90 percent of the students join club activities. Many students enjoy their clubs after school.
 

 

Club List

 

Sports Clubs

Cultural Clubs

basketball

wind ensemble

volleyball

orchestra

badminton

choir

American football

folk songs

soccer

Broadcasting

tennis

Physics

soft-tennis

Biology

track and field

Chemistry

swimming

Art

Japanese archery

Manga

kendo

Photography

table tennis

Homemaking

hiking

tea ceremony

dance

geology

baseball

Gardening

 

 

 

 International Education

 

 Mita High School has had the good reputation of being one of the leading schools in the education for international understanding or cross-cultural education. 

 

 

Lectures and Symposiums

 

  Every year, lectures and symposiums for international understanding are held. We ask people who take a leading role in various fields internationally to give a lecture or participate in a panel discussion so that students can acquire a deeper understanding of the international matters.

 

Foreign Language Clubs

 

  We offer three foreign language clubs:  Korean, Spanish and English.  Native speakers of each language take charge of the club activity. 

 

Exchange Students

 

  We accept a couple of foreign students each year.  They usually stay at Mita High School for about a year.  We also accept short-term foreign exchange students from time to time. 

We send a few of Mita High students overseas as foreign exchange students, too.

AFS, EF, AYUSA, etc. are the examples of the organizations which deal with exchange programs.

  

List of Exchange Students  click here

 

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