Canadian Academy (CA), founded in 1913, is a private day and boarding international school which offers a challenging educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 in the English language. The school year comprises 2 semesters, extending from August to mid-January and from mid-January through June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees. The headmaster serves as a voting member. The School is incorporated under Japanese law and has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Curriculum: The curriculum is North American and has been coordinated with the International Baccalaureate program. The School offers an advanced college-preparatory educational program, and 64% of graduates in the class of 2011 attend US colleges and universities. The School is approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Council of International Schools, and certified to award both the U.S. high school and IB diplomas. The School’s mission is to inspire students to inquire, reflect, and choose to compassionately impact the world throughout their lives.
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 90 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members and 6 assistants in the primary section. Most teachers have full teaching certification and many years of experience in both their home countries and other international schools prior to joining CA. More than two thirds of our faculty have master’s degrees in their teaching specialties. The teaching staff is stable, with an average tenure exceeding 6 years.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 642 (PK-grade 5: 255; middle school: 176; high school: 211). About 6% of the high school students live on campus in a CA dormitory.
Facilities: The modern 9-acre campus was opened in 1990 and is a fully equipped educational environment. The School has over 500 computers and a one-to-one laptop program from grade 4 upwards. There are computers in every classroom, all networked to the Internet. The library contains nearly 40,000 volumes. Other facilities include a dormitory, 3 computer labs, 2 theaters, 3 music rooms, a cafeteria, 2 gymnasiums, 2 sports fields, and an elementary playground.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School’s income derives from tuition and fees. Annual tuition fees are as follows: 3-year-old program: $19,000; 4-year-old K.: $19,000; K.-grade 5: $21,500; grades 6-8: $26,250; and grades 9-12: $25,740. The School also charges an application fee of $800, a registration fee of $4,500 payable on first enrollment in the school, an annual building and development fee of $2,300, and an annual PTA fee of $52 per family. The annual dormitory fee is $14,000. There is a one-time ESOL fee of $8,000 for those students not fluent in English. The optional bus transportation fees are $1,030 to $1,780 per semester, depending on zone. These fees are payable in Japanese yen. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars and exchange rates may vary.)