English Site for our High School (複製)

A Greeting from the Principal

Haruhide Fuji principal

We are expecting your success in an “intellectual and open square.”

The students are players, the teachers are coaches, parents are supporters, and the alumni are big brothers and sisters who take care of the current students. These groups contribute to the students in their respective roles in school. It is an “intellectual and open square” that we aim for. What I like about the high school of Hosen Gakuen RISU-INTER is that the students never give up on beating their personal bests, that the teachers put their whole being into interacting with students, and that they spare no effort in supporting them. It is essential to have high self-esteem. Japanese children often have low self-esteem, and I believe this is a severe problem. If the students explore their ambitions and believe that they did their best, they can gain confidence and be kind to others. Students should try what they are interested in, such as club activities, events, and improving themselves through competition with friends to their heart’s content. You can’t grow up without challenges. Believe that there is no irredeemable failure in your youth, and the experience will help you to find how best you learn.

Like your seniors did, let’s do our best together toward your goal!

What “RISU-INTER” Means

“RISU-INTER” = “an intellectual and open square.”

In this square, the students are players. The teachers are coaches. Parents are supporters. The alumni are big brothers and sisters who take care of our current students. These groups contribute to the students in their respective roles in our school as a student-first square. 

RISU-INTER aims to be the place where students enjoy a student-first, intellectual, and open square. 

RISU means logical thinking. INTER is an abbreviation for interaction. We include communication skills and presentation skills in our definition of this word. 

We hope that our students will not only connect with others but will also connect others with others using these skills.

Welcome to RISU-INTER!


Our students acquire logical thinking skills and make their thoughts and opinions resonate with many people.

Having logical thinking skills, communication skills, and presentation skills is the 21st century world-standard. These skills are necessary to study at university and to contribute to society. RISU-INTER, as an intellectual and open square, aims to help students develop these three skills supported by teachers, parents, and alumni. 

Logical Thinking

Students discover problems, make hypotheses, and validate them. If their hypotheses don’t work, they repeat the approach in a different way or perspective.

Logical thinking is the ability students acquire through this process.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are the ability to accept others’ opinions, listen, and convey thoughts and ideas in various ways.

Presentation Skills

Presentation skills can make one’s opinions, ideas, and research findings resonate with people by improving the abilities to persuade others, structure sentences, express opinions, and analyze arguments.

Global Course (a Course for Students who Grew Up Overseas)

Students in the global course take English classes separately from the other students, but take other subjects with them.

3 hours a week, English classes are taught in English by a native speaker 

3 hours a week, English is taught by a Japanese instructor

Preparation for entrance examination for university and various certification tests


Global Education

U.S. Study Tour

All of the 2nd year students go on a U.S. study tour.

Students deepen their learning based on academic experience, nature experience, and cross-cultural experience.

For the academic experience, they visit Stanford University, where students who have won a tournament at our school will deliver a presentation in English. For the nature experience, they go to Yosemite National Park, where they walk through the magnificent scenery. For the cross-cultural experience, they visit San Francisco, where they split into several groups and have free time walking around the city. These are lessons you can obtain only by going abroad.



Nature Experience in Yosemite National Park


The students visit Yosemite National Park, famous for its magnificent valleys, and enjoy trekking. This is a natural park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, recognized as a World Heritage Site. They experience the wonders of nature, seeing the magnificent view as if time had stopped tens of thousands of years ago. They realize the gigantic size of the Earth beyond their imagination and broaden their horizons.



Intercultural Experience in San Francisco

In San Francisco, the students create their own itineraries and walk around the city in groups, which gives them a valuable local and cultural experience. They have the opportunity not only to use English as a tool for communication but also to see various cultures reflected in the goods lined up on supermarket shelves.

Travel itinerary

Day 1 Narita to San Francisco
Day 2

Eat lunch in San Francisco and then go to Stanford University

Campus Tour guided by students of Stanford University

Day 3 Give a presentation in front of local people and listen to a lecture delivered by a local professor
Day 4 Enjoy the great view of the nature of California on the way to Yosemite National Park
Day 5 Yosemite National Park Tour
Day 6 Return to San Francisco for an optional tour and watch MLB
Day 7 Free time for walking through San Francisco in groups
Day 8 San Francisco to Narita


Studying Abroad (Voluntary Participation)


New Zealand 

We have long-term (one-year) and short-term (two-week) programs for studying abroad in New Zealand. In the long-term program, which we joined in 2015, students study at a local school while staying with a host family. When they return, they have developed new values and have gained new perspectives. In the short-term program, students study at a local school while staying with a host family, and, at the end of the trip, they move to a farmer’s household and experience a farmer’s life.



Malta is a small Mediterranean island nation south of Sicily, Italy. Because it was historically under British control, the official language is English. In the summer, students worldwide, such as from Russia, Germany, Italy, and Spain, come to study English. Students of Hosen Gakuen learn English with foreign people around the same age while staying at a hotel with almost no other Japanese people. Studying abroad in Malta is a two-week program that offers an experience of the diversity of the world.


Domestic Language training at Hosen Gakuen


Students experience a program carried out by Cebu Islanders at Hosen Gakuen! 


Numbers of students who got accepted to top-universities by year

■Oversea University ■National University ■Medical School ■Waseda, Keio, Sophia University, and Tokyo University of Science ■Gakushuin, Meiji, Aoyama, Rikkyo, Chuo, and Hosei University

We beat a record number of students who got accepted to Waseda, Keio, Sophia, International Christian University, and Tokyo University of Science last year.

2 students got accepted to Tokyo institute of Technology directly on graduation from Hosen Gakuen. 

2 students got accepted to National medical school directly on graduation from Hosen Gakuen. 

School History

1928 Nakano Women’s High School is founded

1945 The school is turned into independent administrative entities

2006 Childcare course for the women’s course of high school is established

2007 Hosen Gakuen Junior High School co-ed RISU-INTER is established

2008 Marked the 80th anniversary

2015 Childcare course for the women’s course of high school celebrates its 10th Anniversary

2016 Hosen Gakuen Junior High and High School co-ed RISU-INTER celebrates its 10th anniversary

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