Southeast Japanese Language School (Southeast Gakuen) was
first established in 1923 as Norwalk Gakuen to teach Japanese to
children of Japanese immigrants. In 1962, the school was renamed
Southeast Japanese School. Presently, the school teaches Japanese as a foreign
language to all students regardless of race or religion.
The mission statement of our school is: "We, at Southeast Japanese School, are committed to providing instructions in the Japanese language and culture. Our goal is to enable students to successfully function in a Japanese-speaking environment and to foster an appreciation of the Japanese culture."
The school provides students the opportunity to experience Japanese culture as they learn the language. Our program provides a rich variety of cultural activities including monthly cultural events to enhance cultural experience and understanding. It is hoped that the experience at the Southeast Japanese School will provide students with a better understanding of the Japanese people.
We believe that foreign language is best taught at a young age when children are most responsive to new languages. The school includes a kindergarten program for children who are 5 years old. Our regular program is recommended for children 6 years and older. Our program includes all modalities of the language including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.
The school year begins in early September and ends at the end of July.
For further information, please e-mail your questions to gakuen@SEJSCC.org or call (562) 863-5996 and leave a message.