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Welcome to the Gunma Prefectural Chuo Secondary School English website!

     In April 1999, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) made six year unified lower and upper secondary schools part of the educational system in Japan.  Gunma Prefectural Chuo Secondary School, or Chuto, is the first public school in Gunma Prefecture to offer a six year unified secondary school education.

     Our goal is to foster students with a rich sense of humanity and creative power, international communication skills, and a deep understanding of Japanese culture and traditions.  Special emphasis is placed upon learning skills that facilitate participation in an increasingly international society.  Communication (both in Japanese and English), information technology, and global knowledge are among these skills.  In 2014, Chuto was designated as a Super Global High School (SGH) by the Japanese Ministry of Education.  As such, we strive to extend further the understanding of the challenges that we face as a civilization and to cultivate a pragmatic, can-do spirit vis a vis the solutions to those challenges.

     A typical school day is divided into six, fifty-five minute class periods.  There is no bell to signal the start or end of class periods.  Students and staff members alike are expected to keep track of the time to ensure that the day’s schedule runs smoothly.  After school, much like traditional junior and senior high schools, students participate in a variety of club activities including baseball, basketball, track and field, music and science.  Chuto is also home to the Chuo Philharmonic Orchestra.

     Our campus is located right on the border between Takasaki and Maebashi, two of Gunma Prefecture’s most populous cities. In June 2004, students and staff members moved into the new six story school building.  The impressive new building offers a variety of facilities including a multimedia library and wireless internet access from each classroom.

A Message from the Principal

     Welcome to Chuo Secondary School. This website is designed to give you an idea of what we provide, what we do, and what we expect of our students.

     Chuo Secondary School is the first Prefectural Secondary School in Gunma. It will provide a high quality academic education for the students coming from Maebashi, Takasaki, and other districts in our prefecture.

     Our building is new and attractive, and the school is well equipped to provide students with an education which gives them a sound basis for living and working in the 21st century. We stress achievement in academic,sporting and cultural pursuits and proudly affirm that we will foster the Japanese as world citizens.  During their time at Chuto, we actively encourage students to forge medium- and long-term life goals.  Our intimate care system ensures that students can operate in a safe, supportive environment that fosters good social skills and an appreciation of the differences that make us all individuals.

     Our curriculum is designed to provide a broad general education in the first stage of school and we offer a wider range of specialist subjects in higher grade levels. At all levels students have access to the Multi Media Library (MML) and our extensive computer facilities, comprising some 60 networked computers in two ICT rooms and 34 tablet computers available for use throughout the school.   At Chuto boys and girls work together and compete against each other in an environment of friendship and mutual respect.

     Chuto has a strong family focus and we encourage families to actively participate in the Chuto educational experience. We operate an open door policy, and all teaching staff are available to any parent or caregiver at any time.  We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Akihiko Matsumoto



Global Citizenship (Transmitting to the World)

Reports from the 5th Grade Global Citizen Project ("Transmitting to the World")

Child Adoption of JapanHow to Increase the Number of Child Adoption 

Global Japan: From The Standpoint Of Making Movies 

Abstracts of all student research projects 2015 Report.pdf