“Be A Light To The World”, is a message that has endured at Showa over the years since its founding, and now as we anticipate our 100th anniversary in 2020, we are seeing the fruits of our whole school approach to learning further encouraging harmony and understanding in a caring environment. In our junior-senior high school, our Showa Style offers three guidelines - light: with a warm dignity, high integrity and clear insight. These three ideals help our students to become confident, competent and assured women in the future.
Some thirty years ago, Mr. Kusuo Hitomi, the second director of Showa told his students, “Open up your mind toward the world. I want you to become a person who looks outwardly. I want you to foster a deeper sense of things, to move forward and be more than simply just interested in global issues, your mind and heart should be one.” In fact, the phrase ‘Open Up Your Mind To The World’ has become the basis from which we continue to nurture our global learning environment.
At Showa, we have inherited the desire to reach out and develop an encompassing global learning philosophy. In October 2012, Showa Junior-Senior High School became a UNESCO Associated School. One of our students was chosen to go to Europe, and made the concluding presentation at UNESCO in Paris as a part of the 4th Education for Sustainable Development International Exchange Program conference held in March, 2014.
This year also brought with it the news that Showa Junior-Senior High School has been accredited as a Super Global High School by the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry of Japan. Through The Boston Mission in junior high school and The High School Research Trip for International Exchange in high school, we look forward to using the next five years to further develop well-rounded globally minded girls who are active participants in the community at home and abroad.