Message from the Principal


Our school was founded in 1896 and this year marks the 128th anniversary of the school’s founding. Since established, the school has produced over 38,000 graduates, and has cultivated a culture of both liberal and martial arts to nurture students who are vigorous and enterprising. In 2009, Kumamoto Prefectural Yatsushiro Junior High School was opened as the first integrated junior high and senior high school in Kumamoto Prefecture, and now in its 15th year, we are continuing to add to our long history and tradition.

It is often said that we are living in an era of rapid change and unpredictability. In such an era of uncertainty, we are expected to cope with changes independently, enthusiastically, and flexibly. Through everyday lessons and other educational activities here at Yatsushiro Junior High School and Senior High School, which are backed by our long history and tradition, we are nurturing students to obtain an enterprising spirit which leads them to new challenges and the ability to succeed in this global society.

In March 2022, we formulated our own school mission.  This year is the second year of that mission. Through our integrated junior and senior high school curriculum, we aim to foster students to become independent global citizens with an appreciation of the diversity of the international community and the understanding of the importance of human rights for all. Furthermore, we want to nurture high ideals that also encourage collaborative and constructive behavior.

As such, Kumamoto Prefectural Yatsushiro Junior & Senior High School is considering the introduction of the Middle Year Programme and Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate, which are highly regarded worldwide.