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 School Guide (English Version)

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Kyoto Prefectural Sagano Senior High School Principal Masashi Ogawa

Welcome to the English language page for Sagano High School.

 Originally opening as Sagano Girls' High School in 1941, Sagano Senior High School has a history of more than 80 years.

 In 1996, the Kyoto Cosmos Department was set up, which provides a specialized curriculum for the purpose of offering more advanced and progressive education to prepare students for further academic research at universities. This program has attracted attention nationwide, as well as in Kyoto.

 Sagano High School has three aspects to its motto:

  和敬 - “Wakei” - Be harmonious and respectful

  自彊 - “Jikyou” - Strive for self-improvement

  飛翔 - “Hishou” - Act globally

 The education system at Sagano has been developed to be balanced and in harmony with virtue, intellect, the body, and emotion. The goal is to nurture students who can contribute to peace and sustainable development in the local and international community and who will take initiative in our nation and society as the global leaders of the future.

 Sagano High School has had multiple certifications over the years. Currently it is registered as a Super Science High (SSH) school. The school was originally designated as a SSH school by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2012 for a five year term, and was re-designated for an additional five year term in 2017. This honorable designation recognizes the school’s undertakings since the establishment of the Cosmos Department such as collaboration with Kyoto University and other research institutions, and providing advanced education in the field of natural science. One year later in 2013, the school was chosen as one of 25 nationally recognized schools in the entire SSH program. The school continues to be listed as one of the core SSH schools in the nation.

 In 2014, the school was designated as a Super Global High (SGH) school, which was a new research and development program of Japan, and the school carried this designation for a period of 5 years. As part of this SGH program, the Kyoto Global Studies course was begun at Sagano and multiple international connections were established between our school and other schools around the world. After the completion of the 5 years, the program continues on and is now renamed as the Sagano Global Leadership Initiative (GLI). Through the GLI program, in cooperation with high schools in Kyoto as well as overseas, Sagano is going to continue making efforts to foster global leaders who will contribute to our global society. Sagano will continue to develop their skills at finding and solving problems, being expressive, thinking globally, cross-cultural communication, and leadership.

 On September 25th, 2014, Sagano High School was admitted to the Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Sagano, through this network, can interact with other schools around the world. Interacting and sharing ideas with students and teachers globally, Sagano will work on the development of educational methods and programs to cope with global issues and also work on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

 At Sagano High School, students are provided with various enriching educational programs that endeavor to lead them towards a spirit of inquiry and reaching higher levels of achievement to create future citizens who can take action in our global society. The overall goal of our educational program at Sagano High School is to enhance students' critical thinking ability and skills in expressing themselves based on thorough knowledge-based understandings. We aim to increase their willingness and attitude to continue researching with an inquiring mind and an intellectual curiosity as they continue on to university and finally into their future lives in the world.