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Courses & programs

School offers Japanese language arts courses based on textbooks and grade system used in Japan. All instructions are in Japanese and students need to understand the instruction to enroll in the school. Students are expected to do teacher-assigned homework and use Japanese at home for practice.
Programs and Classes
  1. Junior Kinder (minimum age 4)
  2. Kinder (minimum age 5)
  3. Grade 1 (minimum age 6)
  4. Grade 2 (minimum age 7)
  5. Grade 3 (minimum age 8)
  6. Grade 4 (minimum age 9)
  7. Grade 5 (minimum age 10)
  8. Grade 6 (minimum age 11)
  9. Grade 7 (minimum age 12)
  10. Grade 8 (minimum age 13)
  11. Grade 9 (minimum age 14)
Self-run Playschool program is available.  See Playschool president at school for more information.
Self-run Adult class program (for non-Japanese speaking parents only) is available.  See Adult class program coordinator at school for more information.
Inside shoes must be worn in the school.
Transportation will not be arranged by the school.
Class time table
The classes are on Friday evenings, unless otherwise stated.
Junior Kinder:
A: 5:45pm – 7:05pm Class room
B: 7:25pm – 8:45pm Class room
Kinder – Grade3:
5:45pm – 7:20pm Class room
7:20pm – 7:35pm Recess
7:35pm – 8:45pm Class room
Grade4 – Grade9:
5:45pm – 7:00pm Class room
7:00pm – 7:20pm Recess
7:20pm – 8:45pm Class room
Parents can socialize in the staff room and have a great conversation with other parents in Japanese!
School event schedule
  • Picnic & Sports (May)
  • Drama & Music Presentation (November)
  • Speech Contest (March) ; for senior grade students (5 and above). 
Duties and Volunteer Activities
  • Setup & Cleanup Duties (school hours)
  • Edmonton Heritage Days Festival (August)
  • Parents on duty are expected to be at school from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.
Fund raising
Casino (Every 2 years)
Thank you for your volunteer works at Casio Edmonton in October 2008.  Next Casino is scheduled in 2010.
Fees & other services
Friday evening 6:00pm – 8:15pm
You can sign out up to 3 VIDEO and 3 Books for 2 weeks.
  • Membership Fee $10/year/family
  • Junior Kinder $19/month 
  • Kinder – Grade9 $38/month
  • All above fees include Library fee. 
  • Library only member $30/year 
The fees must be paid with post-dated cheques by the first day of class.
Refunds will not be considered after the first class of the month.
School location
Richard Secord Elementary School
4025 117 ST, Edmonton, AB T6J 1T4

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Please do not contact Richard Secord for Japanese school inquires. Please contact to the Japanese school with the information below.
For more information
 Hajime Sakaguchi, Principal sakaguchisensei@hotmail.com
 Sachio Morita, President sachiomorita@hotmail.com

Come and see us at the staff room and arrange a short visit to the class.
The Association of Metro Edmonton Japanese Community School
The association of Metro Edmonton Japanese Community School