Overview, mission, and educational objectives
The school's tradition of liberalism and generosity encourages lifestyles that are based on endeavor, creation, and contribution.
The mission of our school is to raise true leaders who can contribute to and be active members of the international community. We aim to become a yardstick for secondary education in Japan by implementing research regarding secondary school education, while having practical training sessions as a laboratory school of the University of Tsukuba.
Inheriting the legacy of Komaba Agricultural Sciences
When you go out of the west exit of Komaba Todaimae Station and walk along the railway, you can see the entrance of Komabano Park in Meguro-ku. Did you know that there is a long and narrow rice paddy field? This is the Kellner Rice Paddy, one of the agricultural legacies of Komaba and the birthplace of modern Japanese agriculture. The details are written on the memorial text of the monument that stands in the park today. From the description, you can learn the reason why our school is affiliated with the University of Tsukuba in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. After the current Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Tokyo and the College of Agro-Biological Resource Sciences of the University of Tsukuba (then Faculty of Agriculture of Tokyo University of Education at that time), which once existed in Komaba, left this area, our school inherited and used it as a place for educational activities. You can see that it has been protected as one of the few valuable rice fields in Tokyo- thanks to our efforts.
Our school offers unique classes which have much in common with educational research in agriculture, such as rice cultivation training in the Kellner Paddy, area studies with fieldwork, and subject research to pursue truth based on learning. Because of our outstanding performance on university entrance exams, Tsukukoma is considered by many people to be a school devoted solely to subject learning. However, at the core of our educational policy is the “formation of a complete personality” that seeks to develop both the mind and body of each student. Not only “studying” but also extracurricular activities such as “school events” and “club activities” support this core goal.
In other words, in academics at our school, students do not only aim to take an examination, but also to develop an attitude towards learning with curiosity and inquiry, while still firmly establishing the fundamentals of classical education. Our school has a tremendous reputation for its three main school events (music festivals, sports festivals, and cultural festivals). These events foster both friendly rivalry and cooperation among our students while encouraging students to work together in all the stages of the events, from planning to completion. In addition, in club activities, our students cultivate a spirit that allows them to cherish their relationships with their seniors and juniors while improving their physical and mental foundations. Along with these educational policies, our goal is to create three ways of life: challenge, creation, and contribution. “Challenge” means the spiritual attitude to open up a new world. “Creation” means the concrete expression of “freedom and courage” that our school has been advocating for many years and is our school style. Finally, “Contribution” means to contribute to society with the products of these challenges and creative endeavors, and to successfully complete our goals.
In order to achieve these educational policies and goals, we have inherited and utilized the legacy of Komaba Agricultural Sciences, which is affiliated with the University of Tsukuba. Tsukukoma continues to be a school that prioritizes the best in education and fosters top global leaders desired by Japan and the world.
Junior & Senior High School at Komaba, University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences University of Tsukuba
- Yutaka Kitamura