Japanese Supplementary School

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School students and faculty

School students and faculty

Japanese children settling in the area can attend The North Mississippi Japanese Supplementary School (NMJSS) at the University of Mississippi. The school assists students in

  • maintaining their culture,
  • staying fluent in their native language, and
  • staying on par with their peers in Japan.

NMJSS is a joint venture between the University of Mississippi and Japanese companies in the area.

How it Works

The school is open to students in grades 1 to 9. Students attend local schools during the week and study at NMJSS on the University of Mississippi’s campus on Saturdays. All classes are taught in Japanese by certified instructors from Japanese universities.

Based on the Japanese School System

Students practicing calligraphy

Students practicing calligraphy

NMJSS follows the Japanese educational system closely.

  • The school year runs from April to the end of March
  • Curriculum guidelines issued by Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology are followed
  • Textbooks are the same as those used at schools in Japan
  • Over 400 Japanese books are in the library

Course of Study

Using the same textbooks as used at schools in Japan, the school teaches

  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Cultural Events

Students also maintain their Japanese identity by participating in special events such as New Year’s Calligraphy and Sports Day.