School Overview

Type: Private Christian mission school
Principal: Shuya KOGURE
Address: 1-2-37 Shirokanedai
Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒108-0071
TEL: +81-3-5421-5011
FAX: +81-3-5421-5020


Student body (as of Apr, 2017):

  Number of
Boys Girls Total
10th grade 7 154 158 312
11th grade 8 159 192 351
12th grade 8 165 161 326
Total 23 478※ 511※ 989※


Staff (as of Apr, 2017):

  Men Women Total
Full-time teachers 30 15 45
Part-time teachers 1 1 2
Full-time office staff 2 2 4
Part-time office staff 3 6 9
School counselor 0 1 1
Total 59 46 106


Educational Principles

Love your neighbor as yourself. ( Matthew 22:39 )

Meiji Gakuin Senior High School provides an education based on Christianity and the Bible.

Meiji Gakuin Senior High School provides an education that respects the individuality of each person.

Educational Goals

To nurture people who can have empathy for others.

To nurture people who can be independent and self-reliant.


Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hepburn founded an English academy in Yokohama in 1863. The Hepburn Academy, along with the Brown Academy (founded in Yokohama by S.R. Brown), had as its aim moral education based upon the Christian faith. This is the spirit of Meiji Gakuin, and this spirit has played a major role in its development. The Tokyo Government allowed the establishment of Meiji Gakuin, and its campus opened at its present location in Shirokane, Tokyo, in 1887. At the time of our foundation, Meiji Gakuin offered a General Course in secondary education. Later we evolved into a five-year middle school. After World War II, we created a 3-year middle school and 3-year senior high school. We were a school for only boys, but since 1991 Meiji Gakuin Senior High School became co-ed. Over the years we have produced many graduates, and we will mark the 150th anniversary of our foundation in 2013.