The Colegio Japones de Barcelona – the Japanese School of Barcelona – follows the curriculum and tuition of schools in Japan.
The Japanese Ministry of Education oversees the quality of teaching and the educational and management team.
The academic programme is divided into two levels. “Shogakko” — from 7 to 12 years of age – and the “chugakko” — up to 15 years age, which is the finishing age of obligatory education in Japan.
Japanese is the language of instruction, and the teaching of contemporary subjects is complemented with traditional studies such as calligraphy, Japanese cooking or practices of the tea ceremony.
In 2015, the school celebrated its 30th anniversary.
As of 2012, there were 60 students at the school, the majority the children of foreign workers temporarily based in Barcelona. There is little foreign language instruction.
The Colegio Japones de Barcelona is based near Sant Cugat del Valles in the hills behind Barcelona. The school is a 35 minute drive from the city centre.
More information can be found (in Japanese) on the school’s website.
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