Message from Principal


Madoka I. Hull, PrincipalThe Gardena Buddhist Church Japanese Language School opened in June 1928. It is guided by the School Board Chairman and the Committee who are elected by the Gardena Buddhist Church.

Our school is designed to meet the needs of families who want their children to learn the language and culture. The goals of our school are to facilitate communication with parents and relatives, take pride in their heritage, and be able to bridge different cultures in the international community.

We currently have about 100 students from 5 years old to 18 years old and our seven classes are divided into age groups.

For the 2020-21 school year, we started online classes on Saturdays and canceled all the in-person school events because of the Covid-19 pandemic. We all hope that in-person classes will reopen soon.

We strive to create a lesson and environment where each student can find value and joy in learning the Japanese language.

Harumi Uehara, Principal