Educational Philosophy of Each School

Educational Philosophy of Each School

Educational Policy and Educational Principle

Aoyama Gakuin provides education and research according to a consistent "The Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin," in line with the "founding spirit," based on the Christian faith. Each school from kindergarten to the university and graduate school level has its own educational principle and goals appropriate to the age of the pupils and students.
The Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin Aoyama Gakuin has as its aim education based upon the Christian faith and as its purpose the building up of persons who live in sincerity before God, who seek for truth with humility, and who actively take responsibility for all people and for society in a spirit of love and service.

The Educational (Childcare) Principle of Aoyama Gakuin Kindergarten

Under the Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin, Aoyama Gakuin Kindergarten has aimes of the childcare and education to help children feel the grace and protection of God by living with people in a place surrounded by abundant nature, and spend a life of prayers, thanksgiving and joy.

Aoyama Gakuin Kindergarten sets the following goals for children:

・Living in prayer while experiencing being loved by God and the people around them
・Living under the blessings of nature, feeling the presence of God close to them and valuing the environment granted them as a blessing
・Living with thanks and joy and having a feeling of trust and compassion for the people around them
・Living positively and listening, watching and thinking carefully
・Fully demonstrating the abilities and talents given to them by God and appreciating each other as being irreplaceable

The Educational Principle of Aoyama Gakuin Elementary School

Under the Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin, Aoyama Gakuin Elementary School nurtures people who make use of the grace given by God, pray with gratitude, and serve God and others.

Five promises

(1) Be honest
(2) Be kind
(3) Be polite
(4) Think carefully before acting
(5) Look after ourselves

The Educational Principle of Aoyama Gakuin Junior and Senior High School

In accordance with the Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin, we strive to build individual character and to support self-realization. We also aim to nurture people who use their God-given abilities for the benefit of others, who are glad to live in community with their neighbors, and who contribute to a peaceful society.

Educational Goals of the Junior High School

1. To nurture the will to love and serve God and others through worship and study of the Bible.
2. To nurture independence through strong academic preparation which respects individuality and seeks to draw out personal potential.
3. To nurture intellectual, spiritual and physical development through well-balanced school activities.
4. To nurture empathy for others through service.

Educational Goals of Senior High School

1.Through worship and study of the Bible, develop an attitude to pursue truth and nurture people who think deeply about God and life and love and serve others.
2. Through the study of each subject, nurture people with comprehensive judgment and insight who are able to carve their own path in life.
3. Through various activities at school, nurture people who know the role they are expected to play in society and who can fulfill that role.
4. Nurture people who can bear responsibility for the future of society from a global perspective.

The Educational Principle of Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College

Inspired by the Christian faith of Aoyama Gakuin, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College observes Aoyama Gakuin's tradition of providing education to women, which has continued since its foundation in 1874. We devote ourselves to the higher education of women with the aim of nurturing women who are aware, who live in love and service, and who can make an active contribution to all aspects of society. We provide not only specialized knowledge and practical skills but also an advanced liberal arts education based on a well-rounded and global perspective.

The Mission of Aoyama Gakuin University

Aoyama Gakuin University is an educational and research institution based on the Educational Policy of Aoyama Gakuin, which is to serve God and persons, contributing to society as the Salt of the Earth and Light of the World.
Our institution nurtures persons who, with a sound understanding based on global perspectives, possess the wisdom and strength with which to discover and solve issues personally. This is achieved through a wide range of barrier free academic research that pursues service and commitment to humanity. With respect for one another and the traditions of our institution, all faculty members, personnel and students are making an effort towards the creation of a university that is able to respond to the needs of its era.