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2023/02/11

  • 郁文館グローバル高等学校

2024 Introduction of Ikubunkan Global High School

▶▶School Profile 2024-2025(PDF)◀◀

Our Vision

Ikubunkan exists solely for the welfare of the students.

Our Purpose

Ikubunkan helps the students to have, pursue, and accomplish their dreams.

Subject Philosophies

Japanese
Cultivate ability for Japanese in order to broaden their future perspective
Social Studies 
Support the student to mature with an interest and opinion on social issues
Mathematics
Cultivate the students’ ability to discover and resolve problems with logic
Science
Encourage the students’ interests in natural phenomena and resolve problems
English
Support mastery of the fundamentals of English and gain a rich communicative ability
Fine Arts
Cultivate the powers of expression drawn out through natural beauty

Headmaster

Yoshio Kamakura

After serving as a vice principal at a private high school in Tokyo, he joined Ikubunkan Global High School in April 2022. In addition to his role as the Headmaster of the school, he also leads the SDGs Promotion department. Drawing on his experience leading an NGO focused on international cooperation and supporting education in developing countries, he is dedicated to advancing global education aimed at nurturing individuals who can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under his guidance, students have achieved successful admission to prestigious universities abroad.

 

MS in Education from Walden University
CSML from Harvard Graduate School of Education

Classes

Liberal Arts class Honors class
Students acquire a broad range of knowledge across subjects and develop “international standard comprehensive skills” that enable them to think and approach subjects from multiple perspectives. In the first year, students take science immersion classes and learn about developing countries in the Global South, and in the second year, they study abroad in Canada or New Zealand for a year, utilizing their expertise based on individual research and aiming for a global career path. Students will also be able to take advantage of their expertise based on personal research and pursue a global career path. The Dual Diploma Program (DDP) is a partnership with Wayland Academy, a prestigious U.S. high school. (In the second year, all students study abroad in the U.S. for one year to obtain two high school diplomas, one from Japan and the other from the U.S. Through strategic career guidance and preparation from early on, students aim to enter one of the world’s top universities (ranked in the top 100 by THE World University Rankings).
Honors class –
■Obtain a diploma from Wayland Academy, a prestigious high school in the U.S.
Wayland Academy is one of the top boarding schools in the United States and a traditional school with a strong reputation for Liberal Arts education and College Prep. Students can earn a Japanese high school diploma and Wayland Academy diploma at the same time by taking 15 of the 21 credits required for graduation at Ikubunkan Global High School and 6 credits at their study abroad school and online courses.
■Students can also earn a College Advisement at Wayland Academy, which is a college preparatory partnership with one of the world’s top universities (ranked in the top 100 by THE World University Rankings).
College Advisement at Wayland Academy is a college advisory program by Wayland Academy. In this program, each student is assigned a dedicated college counselor who will assist them in all aspects of the college advising process. In addition, students are guaranteed admission to at least one of Wayland Academy’s partner universities, plus a unique scholarship.

English Immersion Program

Ikubunkan Global High School offers a unique English immersion program for students in the Liberal Arts class and Honors class. In the first year, Liberal Arts students take Integrated Science and Honors students take Introductory Biology as required subjects. In the third year, Honors students take Biology, Graphic Arts, and Sustainable Studies as required electives.

[ Subjects ]
Grade 1 Humanities / Debate & Discussion   / Introductory Biology  H  / Integrated Science   / Essay Writing  
Grade 2 Robotics Design / US History / Graphic Arts & Media / Fitness( PE)/ Math / Chemistry / Physics / Political Science / Business
Grade 3 Sustainable Studies  H  / Biology  H  / Graphic Arts  H  / SAT&IELTS Prep.    
*   … Liberal Arts class   H   … Honors class  *Subjects in blue letter are Wayland Academy program (electives are underlined) and curriculum abroad (example).

Curriculum

Open in PDF file

Study Abroad Program

The study abroad program at Ikubunkan Global High School is a serious study abroad program in which all students study abroad for one year at a different local school. In a harsh environment where they do not know anyone and cannot use Japanese, the students face solitude and grow dramatically through overcoming repeated difficulties and challenges.

Canada 🇨🇦 USA 🇺🇲 New Zealand 🇳🇿
As an immigrant nation, Canada offers a wide variety of cross-cultural experiences in a diverse range of cultures. Career education is emphasized in Canadian schools, and there is a wide variety of practical classes in business, programming, digital arts, and more. The world’s leading economic powerhouse, you will be exposed to the cutting edge of business, technology, art, and many other fields. American high school education is characterized by a broad and practical curriculum. Students are encouraged to express themselves and learn independently. Surrounded by beautiful nature, New Zealand offers a peaceful life in a green environment. New Zealand has a high standard of education and is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world.

Immersive Education Through Personal Research

Ikubunkan Global High School, under the slogan “Creation of New Value,” offers student-led “collaborative seminars” to help students acquire a broad range of liberal arts and cultivate the ability to think, identify problems, and solve them. The collaborative seminars, held jointly by first-year and third-year high school students, consist of eight seminars, each with a wide variety of themes, including Ecology, Urban Development, Public Policy, STEAM, Humanities, Business, Media Art and International Studies. Students take the initiative in these activities to deepen their practical learning by working together with the collaborators based on their own awareness of the issues at hand. Through group work across the school year and fieldwork with people outside the school, students acquire the ability to work collaboratively and the practical skills needed to be active in society.

Ecology Urban Development Public Policy STEAM
Humanities Business Media Art International Studies

First Grade Personal Research Poster Example (5 Pages)  

Third Grade Personal Research Report Example (15 Pages)

2023 Global High School Achievements
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
Grand Priz
Participated as a member of a team in Canada
2022 Global High School Achievements
International Students Symposium
Bronze Medal
“Predicting and Countering Power Failures Caused by Solar Flares”
Tokyo High School Cultural Exchange Contest, Natural Sciences Department
Special Prize in Biology
“Hemp for use in Biomass Fuel”
Techno Idea Contest
“Well Fought” Prize
“Maintaining the Crispiness of Cornflakes”
JAXA International Water Bottle Rocket Contest
4th Place in the World

Historical Accolades

2024 FIRST Robotics Competition – Rookie All Star Award

2023 Performance of Haka at the New Zealand Embassy

2023 Public Policy Koshien – Grand Prize

 

2023 The Summit Cheer Championship – Grand Prize

2023 Opinions of Teenagers Contest – NHK Chairman’s Award

 

2015-2018 Working together with retired Japanese ex-pats in Canada

2017 Ambassador of Maori Culture Collaboration

2017 Global Link Singapore

2016 Collaborative Education with Public Schools in the Congo Republic

2016-2018 Collaborate Fashion Shows with the Paris Collection

University Destinations

Graduates of Ikubunkan Global High School enter a wide variety of universities in Japan and abroad. Every year, many of our students are accepted into top-ranked universities in the world, as well as public and difficult-to-enter private universities in Japan. In the past 6 years (2017-2023), 31 students have been accepted into the Top 100 and 60 into the Top 200 of THE World University Rankings. Some of our students have gone on to study at medical schools overseas, and their fields of activity are expanding all over the world.

Ikubunkan Global student results (2017-2023)
🏆 31
Offers to THE World University Rankings TOP100
🏆 60
Offers to THE World University Rankings TOP200
🏆 249

Offers to overseas universities

Offers in the past
Japan 🇯🇵

Hitotsubashi University

Kyushu University

Ochanomizu University

Osaka University

Nagoya University

University of Tsukuba

Tokyo University of the Arts

Kochi University

Wakayama University

Hiroshima University

International Christian University

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Yokohama City University

National Defense Academy of Japan

Keio University

Waseda University

Sophia University

Tokyo University of Science

Meiji University

Gakushuin University

Rikkyo University

Aoyama Gakuin University

Chuo University

Hosei University

Doshisha University

Ritsumeikan University

Tsuda University

Seijo University

Seikei University

Meiji Gakuin University

Musashi University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Tokyo City University

Nihon University

Toyo University

Komazawa University

Senshu University

Temple University Japan Campus

 

United States 🇺🇲

Arizona State University

Azusa Pacific University

Baylor University

Bunker Hill Community College

Bucknell University

Bennington College

California State University Los Angels

California State University East Bay

California State University Long Beach

California State University Northridge

California State University San Marcos

Chapman University

City College of San Francisco

College of DuPage

College of Wooster

Connecticut College

Dean College

Denison University

Diablo Valley College

Earlham College

Emerson College

Everett Community College

Fordham University

Florida Southern College

George Mason University

Gettysburg College

Grinnell College

Hawaii Tokai International College

Highline College

Hofstra University

Hampshire College

Indiana University

Iowa State University

Juniata College

Kalamazoo College

Kapiolani Community College

Knox College

Kansas State University

Lane College

Lane Community College

Lewis & Clark College

Los Angeles City College

Luther College

Miami University

Merced College

Middlesex Community College

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Monterey Peninsula College

Northeastern University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Olympic College

Pasadena City College

San Diego State University

Santa Clara University

San Joes State University

Stevens Institute of Technology

State University of New York Buffalo

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Monica College

St. Lawrence University

Stonehill College

The University of Minnesota TwinCities

The University of Alabama

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Temple University

Transylvania University

Truman State University

University of Arizona

University of California Berkley

University of California Davis

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Massachusetts

University of San Francisco

University of Washington Bothell

University of Wisconsin Superior

Willamette University

Washington College

Washington & Jefferson College

Western Nebraska Community College

Western Wyoming College

Wheaton College

Winona State University

Woodbury University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Canada 🇨🇦

Langara College

Okanagan College

University of British Columbia

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo

Western University

York University

 

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

University of St. Andrews

University of Sussex

University of York

University of Edinburgh

King’s College London

University of Manchester

Lancaster University

University of Liverpool

University for the Creative Arts

 

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Business and Hotel Management School 

 

Hungary 🇭🇺

Semmelweis University

 

Spain 🇪🇸

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Italy 🇮🇹

John Cabot University

 

Lithuania 🇱🇹

Vilnis University

 

Turkey 🇹🇷

Sabanci University

Koc University

Middle East Technical University

 

China 🇨🇳

Nankai University

Peking University

Shenzhen University

 

Taiwan 🇹🇼

Chinese Culture University

Ming Chuan University

National Chengchi University

National Cheng Kung University

National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism

National Normal University

National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University of Arts

National Tsing Hua University

 

Korea 🇰🇷

Korea University

Yonsei University

 

Malaysia 🇲🇾

Asia Pacific University

INTI International

Monash University Malaysia

SEGi University

Sunway University

Taylor’s University

UCSI University

University of Malaysia

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Crew Lounge

 

India 🇮🇳

Christ University

 

New Zealand 🇳🇿

Auckland University of Technology

IPU New Zealand

University of Canterbury

 

Australia 🇦🇺

Bond University

Griffith University

James Cook University

The University of Sydney

University of Sunshine Coast

University of Tasmania

Our Accreditation

FAQ

Ⓠ Demographics of Students
While these numbers fluctuate each year, this year we have seen approximately one in five of our first grade class come from households of mixed or non ethnically Japanese families. We celebrate and value the diverse backgrounds of our student body, and every member of each class is regarded as family.
Ⓠ Number of Honors Students in Each Class Year
The Honors program is set to begin year 2024-2025, and we anticipate having around 20 students in the inaugural class. We expect this number to grow to approximately 30 students over the next few years.
Ⓠ English Classes in the Honors Program
For detailed information about the English classes in the Honors Program, you can refer to our curriculum document for Honors class starting from next year. Here’s the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fAuR3W0FPavAtjM5ioK8Yf_b8QHosjWM/view
Ⓠ Entry Test Information
Past papers can be found on our website. Please visit the following link for access to the past papers: https://www.ikubunkan.ed.jp/ghs_examinee

Location

2-19-1, Mukogaoka, Bunkyoku, Tokyo, 1130023 Ikubunkan Yume Gakuen

Contact Us

Email: info@ikubunkan.ed.jp
Tell: 03-3828-2206 (From foreign countries)+81-3-3828-2206