Nagoya City Meito Senior
Meito High School is a public senior high school located in the eastern part of Nagoya serving approximately a thousand students. Meito was established in 1984 and it has an innovative and unique program of English instruction and a successful Global Majors program. Meito High School has fortunately always had a teacher exchange program with Los Angeles Unified School District. Los Angeles teachers at Meito teach a variety of courses in English; Conversation, Discussion, TOEIC, World Affairs, and Speech and participate in many aspects of instruction and examination. Los Angeles teachers are part of the greater culture of Meito High School.
Meito offers students a choice between a General Majors’ course of instruction and a Global Majors program. The General Majors course is rigorous and broad in scope so almost all Meito General Majors enter a university after high school. The Global Majors incorporates the principles of Education for Sustainable Development in units of study and in teacher and student training. Global Majors have a rigorous program of English, twice weekly conversation and reading classes. Global Majors have several world studies and contemporary affairs classes, an Integrated Studies (a multimedia project-based class for third year students), TOEIC, and Speech and Debate classes. Finally, Global Majors and General Majors take speaking and conversation tests in English throughout the year. Meito High School has aligned curriculum goals with greater global awareness and stewardship as embodied in the UNESCO’s ESD principles in both the General Major’s curriculum and Global Majors.
Class Organization (40 students/ class)
The education at Meito is dynamic and engaging, every year exchange students and teachers from abroad are welcomed and become part of the greater culture of the school. There are many Meito students who have lived abroad and returned to Japan and bringing with them a different perspective on the world and society. Meito high school a sister-school agreement with SEONGNAM Foreign Language High School in Seoul Korea and hosts an annual visit by students from SEONGNAM and is hosted by SEONGNAM as well. Recently, Meito hosted students and teachers from SMAN 2 KOTABARU High School in Indonesia. As part of the Global Majors Integrated Studies students exchanged videos and their viewpoints on global issues with students at Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles. Meito students participate in many public performance events such as several Speech contests including Meito own Speech Contests, Nanzan University, and Nuno-ike Contest. Meito students study and perform pieces from Shakespeare. There are also many music performance events, dance, and sports. Meito is truly a global high school that is ever seeking opportunities for exchange and learning to meet twenty-first challenges.
Meito motto is to “Go Global! Go Higher! Go For It!” which embodies the spirit of the education at Meito—to seek global experience and perspective for higher ideals and for growth and development of the person and the culture.
Meito High School offers many activities throughout the year for students to express their talent, creativity, team spirit, and school pride. There is Meito-sai, a festival in which every class and students participate in dances, classroom exhibits, and concerts. There is also Meito Art Jam in which various clubs display and perform music, drama, Noh(Japanese traditional Noh play), art, and comedy for the greater community. Finally there are several sports events in the spring and summer in which students cooperate and compete in order to build a stronger classroom culture and school culture.