The true leadership skills that will be compatible in the society we will face in the future cannot be nurtured only at a desk in a classroom.
The keys for attaining it are: sharpening one's sensibility, understanding others' and one's feelings, having integrity with composure, and never ceasing to have a flexible way. In order to do so, we as teachers must provide our students with abundant opportunities to experience many challenges and interact with a lot of people.
We will support our students to make their school life fruitful.
In Reitaku, we will cultivate our students to have a strong will which will not be easily influenced by the current of the times, to form profound wisdom, and to be able to express their strength in the international society.
Reitaku education emphasizing on nurturing both students' intellect and morality
The primary objectives of our education do not merely mean that students will be knowledgeable and intellectual while physically growing up. The founder of Reitaku, Hiroike Chikuro, left us an important message — decency and morality back up one's knowledge. He truly meant the necessity of the unity of morality and intellect. Reitaku cherishes this dictum and teaches it to future generations.
Unity of intellect and morality
Holding "Moralogy," a term coined and proposed by Hiroike Chikuro, as its basic principle, Reitaku puts foremost importance on nurturing students' minds from three dimensions – the mind to feel grateful, the mind to be considerate to others, and the mind to become independent.
Understanding, becoming aware of, and rewarding beneficence
When writing the word 'beneficence' in Kanji, or Chinese characters, we can find two different parts that make up the word — element and mind. Thanks to the people who support us, our ancestors who contributed to developing our country, and the nature that surrounds us, we can live each day happily. Reitaku nurtures someone who can always understand and feel thankful, and someone who strives themselves to reward the beneficence that they have received.
Becoming an international Japanese person
Since its establishment in 1935, Reitaku has embraced nurturing Japanese people who can work actively in international society. As well as that, we care about raising our students to become able to understand and look at the situations of our country and contribute to international society.
Message form the Director
We nurture people who can proactively work in the future by developing their character, and heightening the altitude of their intellect and minds.
The ultimate goal of our education, I believe, is to nurture our students to become someone who can reward the benevolence they have received. Anyone cannot be born and grow up by themselves. They grow up with merciful, compassionate protection from their parents. And it is the nation and society that protect them. Today, we live our lives in the better-off surroundings, but they wouldn't be created without unexplainable perseverance and efforts made by those who came before us. For example, even one word in a dictionary is defined after spending a lot of time. Thus, studies in a classroom have been formed in the course of our long history.
If this can be described as "benevolence," I would like our students to preliminarily understand it. After that is being aware of it in order to act and behave with gratitude and subsequently reward it to society. That is what I believe our students should do after graduating from our school.
In Reitaku, we cherish and embrace our educational system that enables our students to think about the three phases – to understand, to be aware, and to reward, through which a path to make themselves helpful to society becomes evident.
We promise that we will frequently tell our students the importance of cherishing the heritage and tradition and fully devote ourselves to rearing our students to be "someone who can show their gratitude," "someone who can demonstrate good deeds to their parents," and "someone who can contribute to society."
The school outline
|Name||Reitaku Junior and Senior High School|
|Address||2-1-1, Hikarigaoka, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba-ken, 277-8686, Japan|
|Number of homerooms and students||High School: 22 homerooms, 754 students (m. 329 / f. 425)
Junior High School: 12 homerooms, 425 students (m. 193 / f. 232)
|School area||12,185 m2 (The whole campus: approximately 420,000 m2)|
|School building||28,655 m2|
|Teachers||75 tenured, 40 part-time (including 7 native English teachers),
1 librarian, 1 counselor