Every Saturday, except holidays From 8:45am to 12:15pm (4 periods)
Terms 2 semesters
1st 3rd Sat. of July to 3rd Sat. of December
2nd 1st Sat. of January to 3rd Sat. of June
(Actual date may vary due to total hour of instruction per year)



(Entrance course)
1 year Starting age is 5. Please ask the instructor.
Elementary 6 years Student can start at any grade, if he/she has sufficient knowledge and language abilities for the grade.
Jr. H.S. 3 years
Sr. H.S. 3 years


Fees and Tuition

Tuition: $70 per month
Family discount is available from the second child
Registration Fee: $100 (One time fee)
Textbooks & Material: $20~60 (Differs from class to class)
PTA Fee: Varied by the school


Cultural Class
Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement and Calligraphy
(Classes at Headquarters’ location)

Current students $20/mo.
Graduated students & families $25/mo.
General public $30/mo.


Textbooks and Other Material
In order to meet students’ backgrounds and their needs, we use several different sets of textbooks. One of them is compiled by the California Japanese Language School Association. Others have been developed in Japan for teaching Japanese as a second language in Japan. Also, we use Japanese textbooks for Japanese students in Japan. We use many audiovisual materials as often as possible along with those textbooks.
High School Credit by the JLSUS courses
Students enrolled in one of our schools, and who are in the ninth or higher grade in their high school could earn high school credit by taking a test (credit test) and by maintaining the required hours of attendance.
Open House / Class try out
All five schools have an open house at the beginning of June every year. It is a good opportunity to learn about the classes and the school. Also, any Saturday of the year whenever we have classes, children can visit anytime. Also we have a free trial by sitting in the actual classes for one day. (Reservation is required)
Applications for enrollment are accepted at each school that your child is going to attend.
Emergency form
Notice of the changes
Registration form
For all other question, please contact:
Japanese Language School Unified System (Kyodo System)
1218 Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006
TEL: (213) 383-4706
FAX: (213) 487-7015