About

Developing stronger and graceful women living in the modern age.

Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College was reestablished in April 2012 to offer women of the modern age opportunities to develop their positive human qualities under a system of two departments comprising the Department of Contemporary Liberal Arts and Department of Childhood Studies.

President's Message

The president talks about the importance of passing on a philosophy of education based on Christian beliefs, which have been embraced in our curriculum since the early Meiji era.

Educational Philosophy

With Christian beliefs at the core of its educational philosophy, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College has produced graduates who are active in a wide variety of fields and aims to cultivate women who live lives of love and service while making positive contributions to society.

History

Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College traces its roots back to the Girls' Elementary School, one of the original schools of Aoyama Gakuin established by American missionary Dora E. Schoonmaker, who was sent to Japan by the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States during the early Meiji era.

Educational Features

The "Contemporary Liberal Arts Core Curriculum" was set up by the two departments with cultivation of positive human qualities as the core idea. Furthermore, the Department of Contemporary Liberal Arts also hosts a small-group seminar as a compulsory course together with the Department of Childhood Studies¸ providing fulfilling educational opportunities for students.