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Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School

yujingakuen250 Silver Lane, Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 790-4606 Fax: (541) 790-4610

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Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 280
Principal: Tom Piowaty <piowaty_t@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Diane Brock <brock@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours: 8:30 – 3:00
Early Release: 12:10
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Middle School Region: Kelly
High School Region: North Eugene

Mission Statement: To prepare students through a bilingual, bicultural, integrated curriculum to participate as citizens in an international, technological world.

Program Description: Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion School was the first public Japanese immersion school in the nation. We serve grades K–5 in our building and have middle and high school programs in place at Kelly Middle School and North Eugene High School. Students are taught in Japanese 50% of the day and in English for the other 50%. Roughly translated from Japanese, Yujin Gakuen means “happy garden of learning.”

School Highlights:

  • Learn Japanese with State of Oregon licensed native Japanese teachers, interns from Japanese universities, and other Japanese volunteers
  • Students learn in four languages: Japanese, English, Music and Technology
  • Technology integration throughout the program, with wireless internet available in classrooms, document cameras and projectors in all rooms, and class sets of laptops available for classes
  • Students present projects, plays and presentations to peers at Yujin Gakuen and sister schools in Japan, as well as at numerous school and community events
  • Music is a major component of the Yujin Gakuen program, not only for teaching Japanese language acquisition, but for teaching a love of music. Students sing, dance, and perform Taiko drums and class plays to peers and families at Yujin Gakuen and to the public at numerous community events

School Improvement Goals:

  • Academic: Increase student achievement in writing
  • Climate: Continue to foster a safe, welcoming school environment for students, families and staff

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