Principal Message

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We sincerely thank you for visiting the Hiroshima Global Academy (HiGA) website. Our public boarding school began in April 2019 with the purpose of creating leaders who work to create “a better future” for peace and sustainable development in their communities. Hiroshima Global Academy will have six grades starting in April 2024: three in junior high and three in high school. More than ever, every student and staff member will work together to achieve the “transformation of learning,” and we are grateful for your continuous support.

Junior high school students come from across the country, including Hokkaido in the north and Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost island. Furthermore, we have accepted international students from Mexico, Uganda, India, Ghana, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, and China into our senior high school program. This setting, unrivaled in Japan, draws together students from varied origins to form “a learning community whose global vision is rooted in local context”. This setting will encourage students to continue their personal development while also inspiring one another.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) academic curriculum, which includes the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), is a key feature of our school. The IB’s educational framework is the primary tool used by our institution to promote inquiry-based learning. Since HiGA’s inception five years ago, each faculty member has passionately supported students by diligently trying to improve the pedagogical approaches of the MYP in junior high and the DP in high school. This academic year, the first group of students will face the immense challenge of achieving their selected career path, which will be the culmination of their education thus far. I genuinely hope that each of our endeavors yields significant outcomes for the students and our learning community.

Dormitory living is another aspect of our institution that promotes students’ overall growth. Faculty and dormitory staff work together to improve students’ quality of life by encouraging mutual support across grade levels and cultures, as well as facilitating joint learning opportunities. Dormitory life at HiGA also provides a comfortable and secure atmosphere for cross-cultural community living, fostered by an international cohort of students ranging from junior high through to senior high school.

HiGA Junior and Senior High School will further develop its students this year through experiential learning facilitated by the IB, as well as student-centered dormitory life that spans various grades and cultures, with the goal of cultivating leaders capable of adapting to a rapidly changing society and forging a “better future” for their communities and society as a whole. We appreciate your ongoing understanding and collaboration in the development of our school’s learning community.

April, 2024

Kazuhiko Fukushima