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All students residing in the United States, regardless of race, religion or country of origin are eligible for enrollment.

Children of age 5 are considered appropriate for Kindergarten and age 6 for 1st Grade. Transfer students have their age and language proficiency taken into account and placed accordingly. Students in middle/high school who begin Japanese language study may be enrolled at Beginner level and proceed to Intermediate and Advanced classes.


School Hours

School hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon every Saturday. There are four 45-minute periods of class. Class may be shortened on days with school events. School is closed in August.


School Year

The school year begins in August/September and ends in June/July the following year. The school year is divided into a trimester format. There are approximately 40 class days during the school year. At the end of each trimester, students receive report cards.



Registration fee is $60 per student.
Following tuition is for all grades and levels (2017-2018).

*1 Student/Family Per trimester $260
*2 Students/Family Per trimester $465
*3 Students/Family Per trimester $670

Tuition is to be paid at the beginning of each trimester.


Textbook and Workbook

Students need to purchase textbooks and workbooks designated by the school. Prices vary with grade level.


Enrollment Period and Transfers

Every year at the end of May, new enrollment is processed for the following school year. Prospective students shall come to the school on the enrollment day for registration. Latest information on new enrollment is available on the Update page. If a student or a parent is unable to attend that day, please contact the school office.

Although we accept transfers year round, we may decline transfer into a class at capacity. Please contact the school office first.


Class Observation

Prospective students and their parents can observe a class. Contact the school office for information.

School office (Office hours are Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon)
Phone: 714-826-2675
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Attn: Orange County Japanese School does not accept registration over the phone or via email. Please fill out the registration form and bring it to the school office. Office hours are Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.