EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY教育方針

Our school still has the same goal as the founder had about 94 years ago. That is "to raise women who will be actively involved in society." Unlike men, women have an important role, which is child rearing. Because of this, it's inevitable for a woman to stop working for a period of time to give birth and raise her child. It is necessary for women taking part in society to work outside of the home, to do the housework at home, and to raise children all at the same time. Young women need to think about their future, including how they will return to their jobs after their maternity leave. Women need to know that their future is different from that of men. Here is what we think it means to be a working-woman in society. First, we need young girls to know the facts about their future as women, and then for them to think about how they themselves will live. Our duty is to raise girls who are willing to make an effort to contribute to society.
In our school, the students work as a team to try a lot of things. Sometimes, the students fail. They won't be able to fail if they never try anything. They sometimes argue when they are working together as a team. Those are good experiences for them. Those experiences are like gifts from their teachers and fellow students. We should support the students to get these gifts. This is our definition of "education" at our school. If they're afraid of making mistakes, the students cannot get these gifts, and the students will not be able to get them once they are older. They can only receive these gifts during their school years.


本校は、創立者が持っていた「社会で活躍する女性を育成する」という夢を、創立以来94年間、教育の目標として持ち続けてきました。女性は、男性と違って出産という大切な役割があり、それに伴い、出産・育児のため一時働く時期が中断せざるをえません。女性が社会で活躍するということは、仕事、家庭、子育てといったことを同時に行うことが要求されてきますし、出産のために一時中断したキャリアをどのように回復するかも含めて、男性と異なる未来を理解しておく必要があります。社会で活躍できる女性となるには、中学校と高校の6年間で、女性としての未来を理解したうえで、自分がどう生きていくのかを考えさせ、その能力を獲得する努力を惜しまない生徒に育てていくことが大切と考えています。
本校は、色々なことにチームでチャレンジさせます。したがって、生徒達は、失敗ともめごとをたくさん経験することになります。なぜならば、チャレンジしなければ、失敗はしませんし、チームで何かをしようとするために、コミュニケーションをとろうとしなければ、もめごともおこりません。私は、リスクを避けるのでは無く、保護者も、教員も生徒達を見守ってあげられる学生時代にこそ、教育として、生徒達に失敗ともめごとをプレゼントすべきだと考えています。