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Rafu Chuo Gakuen

Rafu Chuo Gakuen is located in Boyle Heights, five minutes from Little Tokyo. The school presents a complete program of Japanese language and conversation instruction, as well as Japanese cultural experiences. We are proud of its 80-year history in the Japanese community in Southern California. Everyone is looking forward to its centennial celebration of education excellence. We are proud of the many graduates who, as doctors, educators, businessmen, and other professionals, have built a bridge between Japan and America because of their bilingual skill and bicultural foundation that they obtained at Rafu Chuo Gakuen.

Rafu Chuo Gakuen presents education from, kindergarten (ages 5 and up), elementary (grades 1-6), junior and senior high school (grades 7-12) and adults. Instruction is offered on Saturday, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:14 p.m. High school foreign credit may be earned, and preparation  for the A.P. Japanese test and S.A.T. Japanese Achievement Test is offered. The teaching staff is experienced, energetic, and qualified to offer the best language and cultural education available in Southern California.

The school’s cultural experiences include the following special activities: New Year’s mochi-pounding, bean-throwing ceremony to welcome the Spring, Girls Day, Children’s Day, Summer Festival and 7-5-3 Children’s Ceremony. Besides the students, parents and grandparents are invited to participate in our cultural activities. There is also a Kendo class that is available after school to students and adults of any age.

Please contact (213) 383-4706 for more information


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