Waseda University High School was established in 1949 on the campus of Waseda University, based on the pre-war Waseda University High School (originally founded in 1920). In 1956, the new school was moved to its present location (in Kamishakujii, Nerima Ward); a generous, leafy site, twenty minutes from central Tokyo. 2010 saw the establishment of the new Waseda University Junior High School on the same site, as well as an extensive renovation and rebuilding program, which has brought the school facilities firmly into the 21st century. The school’s aims are to foster the goals of independence, good citizenship and a focus on practical knowledge; goals shared with Waseda University. Around 1800 boys are currently studying in this free and pleasant environment and we are proud that many of our graduates are now actively participating and playing a role in a diverse number of fields throughout the world.


All graduates of this high school achieving the necessary criteria are entitled to enter Waseda University, and are therefore expected to study a comprehensive range of subjects. Junior High School students are exposed to a wide-ranging yearly calendar of extra-curricular activities and study tours, allowing them to develop the academic and personal skills needed to advance smoothly to the senior high. Included within our curriculum for the Senior High School is a compulsory second language; students can currently choose from German, French, Chinese or Russian. After experiencing a wide range of subjects in the first year, students choose from a Humanities Course or a Science Course for the final two years of high school.(more details)


The policy of Waseda University High School is to promote independent learning and intellectual curiosity. Students are encouraged to think for themselves, rather than being limited by strict rules. Although the school has an established uniform, Senior High School students are able to decide for themselves whether to wear a school uniform or not. The school is able to boast a diverse range of extra-curricular activities, which comprise a large part of student life. Most students are engaged in club activities, and are able to choose from around fifty different clubs, including cultural activities, the arts and sports.(more details)