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About Kinmon Gakuen

Kinmon Gakuen is a language school which teaches the language, culture and traditions of Japan

Language Classes

Kinmon Gakuen offers languages classes for children from 5 to 18 years old. Contact us for a free trial lesson.

Cultural Classes

Kinmon Gakuen hosts classes in Karate from our community members

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about our admissions process, calendar, and tuition

What’s New!

Kinmon Gakuen’s Fall 2022 in-person classes

continue enrollment!

After two years of remote learning, we resumed face-to-face instruction this fall. We want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the reopening.

Let’s learn Japanese and build a foundation for understanding Japanese culture. With the relaxation of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Kinmon Gakuen, a traditional school founded in 1911 and located in San Francisco’s Japantown, has fully resumed face-to-face instruction for three hours every Saturday morning in the fall semester that began on August 13. The school continues enrollment. We have several levels of classes to choose from, from beginner to intermediate to advanced, depending on the age of your children and their level of Japanese language proficiency.

For families interested in enrolling for the fall semester, we continue to host an Open House. The school principal is present at the Open House.

For both fall semester enrollment and open house inquiries, please call 415-567-4383 or email kinmonSF@hotmail.com.

Please consider this learning opportunity.

Click here for The Registration Form

★金門学園クラス 随時募集中★オープンハウスも継続中!

金門学園では、毎週土曜日朝3時間(9:15 – 12:00)の対面指導を全面再開しています。

  1. サンフランシスコ日本町にございます。朝、お子様を学園にお連れになり、午前中、日本町周辺でお過ごしいただけます。学校終了後は、お子様とご一緒に日本町を散策しながら日本文化の一端を目から学習する貴重な機会をお楽しみいただけます。
  2. お子様の年齢、また日本語習得のレベルに合わせて初級から中級、そして上級まで、随時ご入学いただけます。一回の体験授業もお試しいただけます。
  3. 毎土曜日朝3時間(9:00 – 12:00)完全予約制でオープンハウスを開催し、保護者の皆様に本学園の教育を丁寧にご説明させていただきます。オープンハウスだけでなく、授業参観可となっていますので、ご安心いただけます。

ご入学、体験授業、オープンハウスのお問い合わせは、どちらもEメール:kinmonSF@hotmail.com までお願いします。ぜひご検討ください。1911年創立の伝統ある学校で、お子様が日本語を学び、日本文化を理解するための基礎を作りましょう。

お問い合わせはEメール:kinmonSF@hotmail.com までお願いします。

Join us for an OPEN HOUSE: Saturday from

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by appointment!

Let’s build a strong foundation for learning the Japanese language and understanding the culture of Japan. With the easing of Covid health orders, Kinmon Gakuen started an in-person fall session on Saturday, August 13, and the school continues to accept enrollment.

There is no set schedule for you to follow. Presentations and tours (walking through the school and providing basic information about it) are available every Saturday morning. So you can customize your day to your needs!

By appointment only! Pre-register today for Open House. Contact us by email at kinmonSF@hotmail.com.

(Closed Oct 6, Nov 26, Dec 24, 31)


Testimonials

Thank you Kinmon Gakuen!

Both our son (8) and daughter (5) have been enrolled in Kinmon Gakuen for several years.
Our kids have tri-lingual background (English/French/Japanese), and we see a perfect fit to the curriculum Kinmon Gakuen offers.
Kids are excited to participate in many Japanese cultural and seasonal activities that the school offers… from Mochi-tsuki (rice cake pounding) & New Year resolution using brush (Kaki-zome) in Jan, Girls day (Hina-matsuri) in March, Children’s day (Kodomono-hi) in May, Tea ceremony (Ocha-kai), and they also share the same building for after school program activities such as Karate class (Japanese martial arts).

Teachers and staff are very friendly and provide a sense of community based in Japan Town.

We highly recommend Kinmon Gakuen!

S. E


My son is high school student, and started studying at Kinmon 3 years ago. He is fast learner and I know it is also owe to the school, teachers and quality lessons. The high school takes the hours of study at Kinmon as a credit of forgin language. After graduating from high school, we are thinking him to transfer to the adult lesson at Kinmon.

M.A


When my son showed his interests learning Japanese, I took him to Kinmon to have a trial lesson. Since then, he has been enjoying going to Kinmon every Saturday. Caring staff, excellent teachers, and lots of fun cultural activities. Class room and parents’ lounge have been upgraded. Very friendly atmosphere. I hope, when my son grows up, he will take me around Japan using Japanese language that he learns at Kinmon.

NW


私は10年以上にわたり金門学園を使用させていただいております。多くの子供たちが勉強に集っていた90年代の金門学園も、911のテロやIT企業の相次ぐ撤退の影響か、01以降は日本人自体が日本町から姿を消し始め、それに伴い金門学園で日本語を学ぼうとする日系人の子供たちも減っていきました。近年に入り日本文化に興味を持つ新たな世代が生まれ、金門学園も新たな校長先生を始め、意欲に燃える若い先生達の努力により、建物も授業内容も、そして雰囲気さえもガラリと一変し、充実した「日本語学校」として再生したのは、驚くべきことです。元気な子供たちの声で溢れる、本来の「金門学園」に戻ったのは嬉しい限りです。この「新生・金門学園」に一人でも多くの子供たちが集い、日本文化の素晴らしさを学んでくれることを願ってやみません

N.T