About Our School
Here we introduce our school. In its long history many professors and missionaries from Canada have come to the school to teach. We know that we owe much to Canadian people. The motto of this school “Mastery for Service” was given by a Canadian missionary, and his influence is still great now.
Kwansei Gakuin was founded in 1889 in Kobe, Japan.
In 1929, C.J.L.Bates, the 4th Chancellor of Kwansei Gakuin, stood in the newly established Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus, and gazing over its open expanse, surrounded by fruit orchards, remarked. "We have no fences". At that time there were no physical fences separating the campus from its surroundings, but there were also no metaphorical ‘fences’ separating teachers and staff from students, or one academic discipline from another.
Kwansei Gakuin was a true ‘learning community’, conscious of no barriers between the school and society, or even of the frontiers between nations. It was overflowing with an eagerness to create a new society. " Mastery for Service, " the school motto of Kwansei Gakuin reflects the ideal for all its members to master their abundant God-given gifts to serve their neighbors, society and the world. This is the symbol of our school. It represents a crescent moon that is going to be the full moon someday. The students of our school will grow up to be good world citizen even if they have a lot to learn now.
This is Kwansei Gakuin High School. There are 930 students. This is Kwansei Gakuin University with more than 26000 students. Kwansei Gakuin has students exchange problems with Canadian Universities such as University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen's University, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University. One of our teachers at Kwansei Gakuin High School came back from his graduate study at University of Toronto now.
This is a picture of the library building of Kwansei Gakuin.