Established in 1991, Waseda Shibuya Senior High School provides good quality Japanese education to children of Japanese residents. The school was established to solve the problem of the absence of a Japanese senior school in Singapore.
Japanese nationals working abroad are known for wanting to instill the strong Japanese work ethic and back-home values, and the population of Japanese expatriates living overseas is steadily increasing in this era of globalisation. A strong Japanese community is present in globalised Asian countries not just western countries, with Singapore no exception.
The school provides a challenging learning environment where students get a holistic education. In 2002, Waseda Shibuya Senior High School became affiliated with Waseda University of Tokyo, itself a historically significant academic institution celebrating it’s 120th anniversary at the time. This partnership made the educational philosophy of the school more robust. The school aims to produce students who can become global citizens and contribute to the progress of Asia.
Waseda Shibuya Senior High School follows the Japanese curriculum and caters to students at secondary level. The school strives to help students develop self-awareness and independent thought. Students are encouraged to absorb strength from external sources, and to mature in the process.
The school also teaches students about ethics and morality so that these young leaners can differentiate between right and wrong. The school aims to nurture each student so that they can be open minded and grow up to be global citizens. Given how rapidly science and technology (and life in general) are accelerating in the current day, the Waseda Shibuya high school are big advocates for change and being open to an ever-changing environment.
The aim of the collaboration with the Waseda University of Tokyo is to foster “strong intelligence”, by enhancing a systematic educational environment with targeted education and research facilities, separated into thirteen diverse specialised academic departments, yet with the basic education shared in common with most top flight academic institutes.
The high school is well aware that their institute is the important transition point between childhood and adulthood, with key memorable points not only in their personal lives, but in their interpersonal development as well. With this in mind, Waseda Shibuya strives to develop students with the spirit of self-control and self-consideration, which is also the school motto.
The school provides boarding facilities for students. It is also equipped with all kinds of facilities to provide a 21st century education including library, PC room, science room, music room, fine art room, cooking room, tatami room (Japanese room), student committee room, clinic, canteen teacher room, administration office, principal room, conference room and reception room. Apart from this, the school also has a gymnasium, judo and kendo room, athletic field, swimming pool, tennis court, jogging course.