About Our School

The Columbus Japanese Language School began with 14 elementary school children and 3 teachers in April of 1980. It was founded by a group of Japanese parents in central Ohio who were seeking ways to help their children maintain and expand Japanese language skills while their stay in the U.S.
Today, 550 students gather every Saturday in an atmosphere close to that of schools in their home country. Along with the Japanese national standards and curriculum, the Columbus Japanese Language School offers a supportive environment to nurture self-confidence and creativity, as well as encouraging a self-control and cooperative attitude in each student.
The CJLS also teaches rules and guidelines typical of the Japanese education system in order to help our students become successful members of Japanese society.