address: 2-3-29 Motoazabu, Minatoku, Tokyo, 106-0046 Japan
1. The History of Azabu High School
2. Annual Events
3. Club Activities
5. International Exchange New!
Azabu High School was founded by Mr. Soroku Ebara in 1895. Mr. Ebara was
born in a poor family of a vassal of Tokugawa Feudal Government. He was praised for his
brilliance from his childhood, and willingly studied Western sciences through the Dutch
language. On the fall of Tokugawa Government he fought as a commander and escaped death by
a hairbreadth. After the Meiji Restoration he became a Christian and was well-known as a
man of religion and a politician as well. What he most devoted himself to, however, was
the thirty years' education at Azabu Middle School.
Since then Azabu High School has followed Mr. Ebara's motto of independence, self-discipline and liberty. This motto has been the school tradition. On the introduction of the new education system after World War II it was reorganized as Azabu Junior and Senior High School. The policy of consistent six -year education has been taken from that time till today. Today Azabu High School makes it the idea of secondary education to cultivate, most of all, the rich human nature.
In addition Azabu High School has its own original curriculum which stimulates the students' motivation and cultivates their thought, creativity and sensibility, in order for the students to spend a fruitful six years' school life.
As for the teachers, most of them are full-timers. Each class has a homeroom teacher and a sub-homeroom teacher, who make up a year committee and give the students advice on their study and school life.
1895 Azabu Junior Middle School was founded. The headmaster was Mr. Soroku Ebara. The school building was in the site of Toyo Eiwa School. 1900 Azabu Junior Middle School was renamed Azabu Middle School. The school building was moved to the present place. 1922 Mr. Soroku Ebara deceased at the age of 80. Mr. Yoshimatsu Shimizu became the second headmaster. 1923 The auditorium was built. (Commemorative Auditorium for Mr. Ebara) 1924 Azabu Middle Night School opened. It was closed in 1957. 1932 The school building was rebuilt. (The present three-storied building) 1935 The 40th anniversary was held. The swimming pool was built. The school farm opened on the riverside of Tamagawa River. 1937 The auditorium was rebuilt. (Commemorative Naruke Auditorium for Mr. Ebara) 1942 Mr. Jun-ichiro Hosokawa became the third headmaster. 1947 Azabu Middle School was reorganized as Azabu Junior High School under the new education system. The first school festival was held. 1948 Azabu Junior High School was reorganized as Azabu Junior and Senior High School under the new education system. The six-year education of Azabu High School started. 1954 The second year students of junior high school on their school excursion met an accident on Lake Sagami. 1955 Memorial Hall for Lake Sagami Accident was completed. 1961 The gymnasium was rebuilt. 1965 The 70th anniversary was held. 1966 The library and the art building was built. 1967 Mr. Goro Fujise became the fourth headmaster. 1969 The first school dispute happened. 1970 Mr. Ichiro Yamanouchi became the acting headmaster. The second school dispute happened. 1972 Mr. Ryo Kikkawa became the fifth headmaster. Mr. Shohei Unno became the sixth headmaster. 1973 The school building was extended. The auditorium was rebuilt. 1974 Mr. Hitoshi Kihara became the chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Takeshi Oga became the seventh headmaster. 1976 The 80th anniversary was held. The office of the Tamagawa baseball ground was built. 1983 Mr. Ryo Kikkawa became the chairman of the board of directors. 1985 The 90th anniversary was held. 1988 Mr. Koyata Hosokawa became the chairman of the board of directors. 1992 Mr. Takao Negishi became the 8th headmaster. 1995 The centenary anniversary was held. The centenary building was built. 1998 Mr. Ryozo Tanaka became the chairman of the board of directors. 2003 Mr. Nobuhiro Hikami became the 9th headmaster. 2005 Mr. Keizaburo Shimizu became the chairman of the board of directors.
Azabu Junior High School Entrance Ceremony is held
around the 9th of April ( one day before the opening ceremony of the first semester).
At the beginning of the ceremony, the principal and the chairperson of the executive
committee of the Azabu School Festival give welcome addresses, which are followed by
the performances of the Azabu Junior and Senior High School Song and the Azabu Cheering Song
by the staff of the School Festival executive committee and the members of the athletic
clubs with the accompaniment of Azabu Orchestra Club.
After the ceremony, weather permitting, a commemorative photo is taken of each class,
with the background of the cherry blossoms usually in full bloom, in the school courtyard.
Then, the freshmen enter their respective classrooms. The two homeroom teachers of each class talk about the
school and what they are supposed to do in the days to come and give them handouts and
a history of the school, The Centennial History of Azabu.
The greatest event at Azabu, held May 3---5. All the Azabu students elect the
chairperson of the executive committee. The committee plans and manages the festival with
only partial assistance by teachers.
In the festival are: performances on the special stage in the school courtyard,
exhibitions by voluntary groups of students or clubs, refreshment stands, concerts,
theatrical entertainment, symposium. There are also a teachers' entertainment show, which
has been held for 27 years, plus exhibitions by the PTA.
The festival, open to the public, is visited by not only the parents, brothers and
sisters of the Azabu students but also by students from other junior or senior high schools,
and in addition, elementary school kids with their parents who are wishing to enter Azabu.
The total number of visitors each year reaches nearly 20,000.
Animation, Go, Othello, Music, Chemistry, Orchestra, Rock Band, Photograph, Japanese Chess, Brush Writing, Biology, Chess, Geography ＆ History, Railway ＆ Train, Astronomy, Debate, Computer, Fine Art, Radio Ham, Comics, RPG(Computer Game)
Archery, American Football, Orienteering, Japanese Fencing, Tennis Association,
Tennis Club, Baseball (for Seniors), Soccer, Mountaineering, Judo, Swimming,
Skiing Association, Skiing Club, Soft-Ball Tennis, Table Tennis, Baseball
(for Juniors), Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Rugby, Field ＆ Track,
Centenary Building, Library, Computer Space, Playing Field, Tamagawa Baseball Ground, Tennis Court, Gymnasium
The newsletter "International Exchange" issued yearly by International Exchange Committee (IEC) carries our students' accounts of their study abroad, exchange students' impressions of Azabu, and our teachers' reports of their overseas travels.
IEC, as its main duty, sends our students abroad and accepts students from abroad, whereby it helps our students broaden their international horizons. We regularly exchange students with the following schools: Winchester College, a British boarding public school (founded in 1382 and located in Winchester, Hampshire) and Ningbo Li Huili Vocational High School, which has a Japanese department, in China (founded in 1985; located in Ningbo City, the Province of Chekiang).
In addition, some of our students go abroad to study every year through such non-profit agencies for studying abroad as YFU(Youth For Understanding), AFS(American Field Service), and PIEE(Program of International Education Exchange). Also, we usually accept a foreign student through YFU.
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Welcome to Azabu 2005
Visit to Shawnigan 2005
Two students from Winchester College
Exchange Trip to Shawnigan, 2004
Welcome to Azabu! 2003
Exchange Trip to Shawnigan, 2003
Exchange Trip to Ningbo, 2003
Welcome to Azabu! 2002
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