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Sachihiko Morikawa
Niigata Prefectural Sado High School

567 Ishida, Sado City, Niigata, 952-1322 Japan
TEL: 0259-57-2155 FAX: 0259-52-5253
Course: General Course

About Sado High School

School Principles
  1. Independent self-determination
  2. The pursuit of truth
  3. Cooperative responsibility
  4. Sincere gratitude
Aims of Education
  1. To help students achieve their aims by developing academic competence
  2. To improve moral consciousness
  3. To promote health education
  4. To strengthen student aptitude and provide career guidance
Distinctive Features

Sado High School was founded on October 21, 1896. The school is located on the site of an old samurai castle, which occupied the space from the Kamakura period to the Sengoku period.

Sado High School has managed to combine knowledge from old teachings and traditions with that of the ever-changing modern world. Since the start of the school, students have been encouraged to excel not only in studies, but also in sports. Last year marked the 125th anniversary of the founding of our school and more than 25,000 students have graduated so far.

About Students

Sado High School has about 200 students in each grade, and about 600 in total. Most of them are graduates of junior high schools in Sado Island. They study hard every day in order to go to colleges and universities.

Students are also very enthusiastic about extracurricular activities. Both cultural clubs and sports teams are annually awarded for outstanding achievements in prefectural and national competitions.

They are actively involved in many fields throughout the domestic and international arenas. About the previous records of the university entrance results, refer to this page (it's written in Japanese).

Daily Schedule

We have 6 classes Monday through Wednesday and 7 classes on Thursday and Friday. On an average day, each period lasts for 55 minutes.

Short Home Room8:30 - 8:35
1st8:40 - 9:35
2nd9:45 - 10:40
3rd10:50 - 11:45
Lunch11:45 - 12:30
4th12:30 - 13:25
5th13:35 - 14:30
6th14:40 - 15:35
7th15:45 - 16:35
Cleaning15:35 - 15:55
(16:35 - 16:55)

First graders don't take this class.

School Events

Entrance Ceremony (Apr.), Sports Festival (May), Ball-Game Festival (Jul. and Feb.), School Festival (Sep.), Marathon Race (Sep.), Graduation Ceremony (Mar.)

Many parents and neighbors visit the school, especially for the Sports Festival and the School Festival, and there is a strong feeling of community. Marathons are a traditional event at this school as well as the national marathon race that is held on the island. Students all do their best under the clear autumn sky.

Club Activities

Track and Field, Table Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Soft Tennis, Baseball, Badminton, Kendo, Soccer, Karate

Cultural Clubs

Literature & Animation, ESS (English Speaking Society), Natural Science, Go & Shogi, Fine Arts, Calligraphy, Music, Photography, Japanese Tea Ceremony & Flower Arrangement, Drama, Brass Band, Traditional Performing Arts

Sado-Hayward Sister School Exchange Program

This program started in 1968 when Yasuyuki Kikuchi (Sado High School teacher) and Richard Schultz (Hayward High School teacher) met at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. They visited each other's schools every other year. The cordial relations lasted between 1971 and 1984. It was then suspended because of the two teachers' reassignments, but restarted from 1995 to 2004. During that time, 66 students from Japan and 61 students from America have experienced this great exchange program.

In order to resume the program and promote cultural awareness, the former principal of Sado High School, Mr. Tetsuaki Ishii, visited Hayward High School on October 10th, 2012.

After reaching an agreement, we restarted this exchange program with Hayward High School in 2013. In 2015, we partnered with the city of Hayward's Mt. Eden High School to host Sado High School students. Since then, we have taken 3 to 5 students every year to Mt. Eden High School. In 2015 and 2017, we were honored to welcome students from Mt. Eden High School. They enjoyed school life in Sado High School for about a week.

*Please see more details about this program on the Sado-Hayward Island Group.

Message from Sado High School Students

"Many students from our school are now enjoying outstanding success in all areas of society. It's our great honor and privilege to study at their alma mater. While adapting ourselves to the trend of the times, we'd like to study hard and do our best to maintain the time-honored tradition."