in Japan
Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ) is a K-12 school established in 1950 to provide Christ-centered education to the children of evangelical missionaries. While continuing in this purpose, CAJ also serves other families who desire this type of education for their children. We serve approximately 450 students in our day school program and more than 300 students in our Parallel Educational Services program. Our program uses English as the language of instruction and a North American curriculum.
Day School Students
The school serves a student body that is composed of the dependents of missionaries (40%) and dependents of business and professional people (60%). Our students come from over 25 countries with many holding dual citizenship.
Parallel Educational Services
A division of CAJ, Parallel has been meeting the needs of English-speaking homeschoolers in Japan since 1983 with consultancy, resources, and programs. Some Parallel families homeschool all subjects while others send their children to Japanese schools and supplement with English studies at home. Parallel also provides support for affiliated schools.
A 4-acre main campus in the western suburbs of Tokyo which includes:
  • 370-seat auditorium
  • 25,000-volume library with periodicals and access to a large collection of audiobooks and ebooks
  • 450-seat gymnasium
  • Regulation-size turf soccer field
  • Outdoor basketball courts, 2 tennis courts
  • Modern play grounds
  • Laptop or tablet computers for each student
  • Dining hall with hot lunch program
Founding Missions
  • Resonate Global Missions
  • Serve Globally - The Evangelical Covenant Church
  • One Mission Society (OMS)
  • SEND International
  • The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM)
  • WorldVenture
1-2-14 Shinkawa-cho
Higashi Kurume-shi Tokyo 203-0013

Within Japan: 042-471-0022
Outside Japan: +81-42-471-0022

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Leadership Team
Head of School: David Mawhinney
High School Principal: Tyrone Fambro
Middle School Principal: Renee Van Druff
Elementary School Principal: Jean Hino
Business Manager: Selwyn Chua
Director of Development: Marie Wahl
Director of Information Technology (IT): Nate Rudd
Director of Teaching and Learning: David Marshall
Facilities Manager: Steve Willson
Human Resources Manager: Pam Kumate
Parallel Educational Services Director: Jacquie Willson

Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1976

Government Status
Gakko Hojin (School)

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