Gyosei Junior and Senior High School
|Gyosei Junior and Senior High School|
暁星中学校・高等学校 (Gyōsei Chūgakkō Kōtōgakkō)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Principal||Masaki Ida (飯田雅章)|
|Age||12 to 18|
Gyosei Junior and Senior High School (暁星中学校・高等学校 Gyōsei Chūgakkō Kōtōgakkō) is a private Catholic junior and senior high school for boys in Fujimi (富士見), Chiyoda, Tokyo. Founded in 1881, it regarded as one of the country's most prestigious private schools. It is part of a family of Catholic schools administered by the Gyosei Gakuen Educational Association which includes a kindergarten and elementary school.
After Pierre-Marie Osouf became the new Bishop of Tokyo, he convinced the Society of Mary (Marianists) that there was a need for Catholic schools in Japan. The order responded generously and sent American and French missionaries, who founded Gyosei High School in Tsukiji, Tokyo in 1881. The school was affected by the devastating 1923 Great Kantō earthquake and then World War II some twenty years later. It later moved to its (as of 2002) present location in Kudan (九段), Tokyo.
The high school is the oldest of a family of schools located within walking distance of each other and includes a coeducational kindergarten (opened 1969) and all-boys elementary school founded in 1890, thus providing a comprehensive education for boys from ages 3 to 18. It has a special relationship with the Jesuit-run Sophia University: Gyosei High School graduates often continue on to Sophia University and it recruits religious studies teachers from the university.
In 1979 Gyosei International School was opened as the sister school to cater to the expatriate population. It is administered separately from Gyosei Gakuen.
- Mitsuharu Kaneko – poet and painter
- Ryoichi Maeda – footballer
- Masamitsu Oishi – politician
- Hideo Saito – musician
- Joe Tsunashima ーkarate
- Gyosei International School, originally affiliated with this school
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