First Japanese Immersion School in the Nation

Located in Eugene, Oregon, Yujin Gakuen was the first public elementary Japanese language immersion program in the United States. Our public alternative school opened in 1988.

What is Japanese Immersion?

Students spend half their day learning in Japanese and the other half in English. Japanese and English speaking teachers cooperatively teach each grade level to meet district and state standards.

Why Learn a Second Language?

Enriches and enhances a child’s mental development and leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.

Integrated Curriculum

We prepare students through a bilingual integrated curriculum with an emphasis on technology. Art, music and dance are integrated into learning activities and are the basis of public performances in the community.

Mission Statement

Yujin Gakuen’s mission is to prepare students through a bilingual, bicultural, integrated Japanese/English curriculum.  This educational foundation enables our students to participate as citizens in a global, technological society.