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Education 教育

更新日:2022年7月27日

  • Compulsory education in Japan lasts for 9 years from age 6 to age 15.
  • Elementary school is open to children from the first April after the age of 6, and provides students 6 years of education.
  • After completing elementary school, students can enter junior high school where they receive 3 more years of education.
  • High schools provide general and specialized education for those who have completed their compulsory education at the elementary and junior high school levels, and usually last 3 more years.

Children of foreign nationalities living in Japan can enroll in public elementary/junior-high schools if they wish, and receive the same education as children of Japanese nationality for free.

(1)Guide to Schools, Enrollment, and Transfers

1. Elementary Schools

- School Affairs Division 047-366-7457
There are 46 elementary schools (45 public and 1 private) in the city.

Procedures for entering elementary school

The Matsudo City Board of Education will send the parents/guardians of pre-elementary school children a School Entry Health Check Notice in October and an Enrollment Notice after November. This Enrollment Notice lists the child’s name, date of birth, the name of the school he/she will attend, and information about the enrollment ceremony. If you are a household with a child expecting enrollment and have not received this notice, please contact us. If you move into the city after the Enrollment Notice from Matsudo has been sent out, you will receive the Notice after the date you submit your notification of moving-in.

※School Entry Health Check - Health & Physical Education Division 047-366-7459
A comprehensive physical examination is offered every fall to children who are entering elementary school the following academic year.

2. Junior High Schools

- School Affairs Division 047-366-7457
There are 22 junior high schools (20 public and 2 private) in the city.

Procedures for entering junior high school

The Matsudo City Board of Education will send an Enrollment Notice after November.
※New first-year elementary and junior high school students can choose to attend a school in an adjacent school district if they can safely walk to it at the time of their enrollment.

If your child does not enter a public elementary/junior-high school

If your child has been admitted to a national/prefectural/private elementary or junior high school, please submit the Enrollment Notice and the original copy of the letter of acceptance (permission) issued from the school your child will attend to the School Affairs Division. (Mail-in accepted)

3. When changing elementary or junior high schools

- School Affairs Division 047-366-7457

What you need when transferring schools

  • Documents issued by your previous school … 1) Certificate of Enrollment (Zaigaku Shoumeisho) 2) Certificate for Provision of Textbooks (Kyoukasho Kyuuyo Shoumeisho)
  • Procedures … At the city hall of the municipality where your new school is located, inform the city hall staff of your change of school in addition to your change of address

4. Matsudo Municipal Daiichi Junior High School - Mirai Bunko (Evening School)

Mirai Bunko is a public night junior high school

  • Classes are held 5 days a week, approximately 200 days a year.
  • Students study a junior high school’s curriculum.
  • Certified teachers teach the classes.
  • You can obtain a diploma if you study hard enough.
  • Tuition is free.

“Matsudo Daiichi Junior High School - Mirai Bunko” is the first night junior high school to open in Matsudo since the enforcement of Act to Guarantee Access to Supplementary Learning. (“Mirai Bunko” roughly translates to “The future branch school”). Those who wish to enroll in, please contact us after reading the following information.

Second Application for the Mirai Bunko 2022 School Course Enrollment

We are accepting the second applications for the 2022 enrollment. Please note that there may be changes to the enrollment trial schedule, etc. depending on the Novel Coronavirus infection situation.

Second Application for the 2022 Enrollment

  Application Period: From August 15th (Mon.) to September 5th (Mon.)

Where to Apply

  Matsudo Board of Education, School Affairs Div.
* Please make sure to bring a document(s) proving your age and address. (i.e. driver’s license, residence card, etc.)

School Tours and Consultations for the 2022 Enrollment

  Dates: September 2nd (Fri.) & September 5th (Mon.)
Please participate in a school tour on one of the dates above. Respective students will receive a briefing and attend classes for 2 hours at Mirai Bunko, then fill out an “Enrollment Trial Application.”Those who wish to be admitted to the school will need to participate in the enrollment trial and apply for enrollment as described below.

Trial and School Admission Process for the 2022 Enrollment

   Period for Enrollment Trial: From September 6th (Tue.) to September 16th (Fri.)
The student will attend 4-hour classes every day for 2 weeks.Those who wish to enroll in 2022 courses at Mirai Bunko will fill out and submit an application for enrollment on the last day of the enrollment trial.

Start Date Ceremony for the 2022 school course

  October 11th, 2022 (Tue.)

About Mirai Bunko

   Mirai Bunko is a public night junior high school.

  • Classes are held 5 days a week, approximately 200 days a year
  • Students will study junior high school’s curriculum
  • Certified teacher will teach the classes
  • You can obtain a diploma if you study hard enough
  • There’s no charge for the classes

Who can enroll in Mirai Bunko?

  Those who satisfy all four of the following conditions and are approved by the Matsudo City Board of Education.
  Board of Education are eligible to enroll in Mirai Bunko.
1. Aged over 15, and passed the age set for receiving compulsory education
2. Lives in Matsudo City
※ If your residence is at another city in Chiba prefecture other than Matsudo, you need to acquire “Fukushin-sho” (the permission) from your city.
3. Has not graduated junior high school, or wishes to re-study for some reason such as absenteeism, etc.
4. Does not have a problem with the Mirai Bunko’s time schedule and learning

A day at Mirai Bunko
5:20 pm to 5:25 pm Homeroom activities
5:30 pm to 6:10 pm First period
6:15 pm to 6:55 pm Second period
6:55 pm to 7:15 pm Break
7:15 pm to 7:55 pmThird period
8:00 pm to 8:40 pmFourth period
8:40 pm to 8:45 pm Cleaning and homeroom activities

Mirai Bunko’s Address

  Kogasaki 1-3073, Matsudo (the former Kogasaki Minami Elementary School)
  松戸市古ケ崎1丁目3073番地(旧古ケ崎南小学校)

miraibunkou_map
Map of surrounding area

5. Municipal High School

- Matsudo High School 047-385-3201
Matsudo High School has two departments: General Education and International Humanities. Student recruitment and entrance examinations are conducted at the same time as those for prefectural high schools. Relevant information will also be announced in “Koho Matsudo”, Matsudo City’s official free paper. For the General Education Department, foreign applicants are also offered a special assessment for enrollment.

6. Classes for Special Needs Education

- School Affairs Division (Administration) 047-366-7457
- Educational Research Center (Consultation) 047-366-7600
Classes for Special Needs Education are small classes established within regular public elementary and junior high
schools to provide children with special needs, such as physical/mental disabilities, an education specially designed for
each child depending on their circumstances. In Matsudo, there are many different classes designed to support a wide variety of disabilities, such as, intellectual disabilities, speech disabilities, autism, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and health impairment, as well as special learning support classes. 

7. Schools for Special Needs Education

- Educational Research Center (Administration) 047-366-7600
In Matsudo, there are three schools for children with special needs: Prefectural Matsudo School for Special Needs Education (for the physically challenged), Prefectural Tsukushi School for Special Needs Education (for the intellectually challenged), and Prefectural Yakiri School for Special Needs Education (for the intellectually challenged). Please inquire
at each school for school tours and consultations.
- Prefectural Matsudo School for Special Needs Education TEL 047-388-2128 (Kurigasawa 784-17, Matsudo City)
- Prefectural Tsukushi School for Special Needs Education TEL 047-385-1632 (Kanegasaku 292-2, Matsudo City)
- Prefectural Yakiri School for Special Needs Education TEL 047-312-3010 (Nakayakiri 54, Matsudo City)

(2)Language Support for Students Whose Native Language is Not Japanese

- Curriculum & Guidance Division 047-366-7458, or the elementary/junior-high school the student currently attends

- Curriculum & Guidance Division 047-366-7458, or the elementary/junior-high school the student currently attends

Language Support Staff

Language Support Staff provide individualized instruction on Japanese necessary for daily life, in Japanese, to students who have difficulty with or poor understanding of Japanese.
※ This is not educational support for school curriculum subjects.

Language Support Assistants

Language Support Assistants provide individualized Japanese instruction in a student’s native language to students who have almost no understanding of Japanese to help them adjust to school life.
※ This is not educational support for school curriculum subjects.

(3)Consultation Services

1. Education Consultations

- Educational Research Center 047-366-7600
As a child grows and develops, various problems and worries are sure to arise. To help parents deal with these issues, we provide consultations where one can receive advice, help, and professional insight.

Examples of Consultation Topics

Issues related to school life, such as reluctancy to go to school, truancy, trouble fitting-in, friendship issues, aversion
to studying, restlessness, etc. Physical worries concerning limbs, eyes, and ears, etc. Examinations and counseling may be provided depending on the situation.

Requesting a Consultation

Please call the Educational Research Center to make an appointment for an education consultation (free).

2. Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency

- Children & Youth Division, Youth Center 047-366-7464
We conduct guidance and protective custody activities, etc. to proactively prevent juvenile delinquency and promote
sound development in children.
To those ends, we are constantly working with the Children’s Welfare Division, police stations, Child Guidance Center,
family courts, health and welfare centers, and schools, etc.

  • Street protection and guidance activities
  • Consultation services for youth (in the Tokiwadaira Child Welfare Center 047-384-7867)

Matsudo City Board of Education 松戸市教育委員会



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Tel: 047-710-2725 FAX:047-711-6387

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