General School Information

Download School Profile (IB Course+IM Course): Ritsumeikan Uji School Profile 2017 IB Course MASTER 111117

 

School and Accreditation

Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School is a private college-preparatory school with both day and boarding students. Located in the historic city of Uji in southern Kyoto, the school sits on 13.4 hectares (33.1 acres) of land. Enrollment in the high school is 1114 as of April 2017. Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School is accredited by the Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education in compliance with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology. The school is authorized as an IB World School to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is an SAT and PSAT testing center. In 2014 the school was granted the distinction of Super Global High School by the Japanese Ministry of Education. The school has a dormitory and approximately 15% of high school students are boarders.

 

Academic Calendar and Curriculum

High school covers three years. The school year begins in April and ends in March. Graduation takes place in early March. There are 38 school weeks divided into three trimesters. Students are in class between 30-35 periods a week, and each period is 50 minutes.

 

Students in the high school study in one of four courses:

 

I. The IB Course The IB Course is a three year course that consists of classes taught entirely in English (apart from Japanese class). In the second and third year, students follow the curricular requirements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Graduating students have completed a competitive college-preparatory course which is aimed at preparing them to pursue higher education anywhere in the world. Students sit IB Diploma examinations in November of their senior year and the vast majority of students sit the full diploma. In addition, students earn a Japanese high school graduation certificate; therefore, successful IB Diploma candidates earn a dual degree. Students must earn 100 credits to graduate.

 

II. The IM Course The IM course is focused on English immersion for students wishing to learn English to an academic level. All students spend one academic year studying abroad in an English speaking country. As with IB students, IM students are well prepared to study at an overseas institution of higher education. Students must earn 100 credits to graduate.

 

III. The Science Course The Science Course is taught primarily in Japanese and follows a standard Japanese curriculum with an added science focus. The course aims to build strong research, inquiry, and English language skills in its students. Students must earn 100 credits to graduate.

 

IV. The Humanities Course The Humanities Course is taught primarily in Japanese and follows a standard Japanese curriculum with an added humanities focus. The course aims to build globally aware, humane students with strong inquiry and English language skills. Students must earn 100 credits to graduate.

 

School Emblem

The Ritsumeikan school emblems depict Ritsumei (gold) on top of Uji Green tea leaves (silver) overlaid with silver-colored characters representing Chu (Junior High School) or Ko (Senior High School).

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Number of Students and Staff

 

Number of Students in Years (As of February 2017)

Junior High School
Year Male Female Total Number of Classes
1 91 71 162 5
2 88 78 166 5
3 98 78 176 5
Total 279 249 528 15
Senior High School
Year Male Female Total Number of Classes
1 178 191 369 10
2 194 187 381 10
3 167 194 361 10
Total 539 572 1111 30

 

Number of Staff (As of April 2016)

Staff 178
Clerical Employees 30
Total 208

 

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