Christian Academy in Japan

Founded in 1950, Christian Academy in Japan fosters a biblical worldview and provides a western-style program in English for approximately 450 students coming from a combination of missionary and business families representing over 25 countries. Conveniently located in northwest Tokyo, CAJ offers a WASC-accredited, college preparatory education that is designed to prepare students for a life of obedient response to God and responsibility for His creation. Over 90% of CAJ graduates enroll in colleges and universities. All students take core academics and electives (including art, choral and instrumental music, and computer), explore the richness of Japanese culture in field trips, and apply their learning through service projects. AP classes are available, as is a sports program, ESL support and assistance for children with special needs. CAJ’s four-acre campus includes a 400-seat auditorium, gymnasium, and academic buildings housing a 25, 000-volume library, resource room, science laboratories and computer centers. CAJ is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools.


Christian Academy in Japan

Location Category:





1-2-14 Shinkawa-cho
Higashi Kurume-shi
Tokyo 203-0013


430 Students K-12


Advanced Placement (AP), United States


74 faculty members, including 52 U.S. citizens, 14 host-country nationals, and 8 third-country nationals

School Year:

August – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 17, Secondary: 16


Basketball, Cross-Country, Field Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Drama, Chapel Bands, Chess, Robotics

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Tokyo, Location Type: Urban, Campus Size (hectares): 2, No of Buildings: 7, No of Classrooms: 32, No of volumes in Library: 24, 000, No of computer labs: 2, No of instructional computers: 377

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 1, Auditorium(s): 1, Cafeteria(s): 1, Gymnasium(s): 1, Infirmary(ies): 1, Playing field(s): 1, Science lab(s): 3, Tennis court(s): 3, Air Conditioning: Yes