まずは子どもをしあわせにしよう。すべてはそのあとに続く。- A.S.Neill -
  
〒 648−0035  和歌山県橋本市彦谷51 Tel: 0736-33-3370  Fax: 0736-33-3043    
Email: info@kinokuni.ac.jp










       





「学校法人きのく
に子どもの村学園」は、1992年、和歌山県橋本市でスタートしました。戦後はじめて学校法人として認可された自由な学校です。
 現在は、きのくに子どもの村小中学校、かつやま子どもの村小中学校(福井県)、南アルプス子どもの村小中学校(山梨県)、北九州子どもの村小中学校(福岡県)、きのくに国際高等専修学校(和歌山県)があり、約600人の子どもたちが寮生活を送りながら学んでいます。
 

About Kinokuni Children's Village


Kinokuni Children's Village, a co-educational boarding school, is the first alternative school authorized by Japanese MIXT (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). The school was started in 1992, after eight years of preparation, by Shinichiro Hori and his company, who were inspired by the works of John Dewey and A.S.Neill (Summerhill School, England. 1920-present).
The school emphasizes children's learning by experiences and their intellectual, emotional and social development through living together with others.
Unlike ordinary school, children are grouped not according to their age but their interests of activities.  The classes of mixed age are called "Project" whose activity occupies 50% of the timetable (30% in junior high school).

There are four Children`s Villages and seven schools in Japan:
Kinokuni Children's Village Primary School, Junior High School, Senior High School
Katsuyama Children's Village Primary School, Junior High School
Minami-Alps Children's Village Primary School, Junior High School
Kita-Kyushu
Children's Village Primary School, Junior High School

Kinokuni, where the head office of all schools is, is located in the mountain area of North Wakayama, south of Osaka.  The school accomodates about 200 children of age 6-18.  The school is well known with 500-1000 visitors from home and abroad who come to see the school every year.
The only senior high school of the Children`s Village (age 15-18) is next to the junior high school building.  Its curriculum is focused on the humanities and sociology.  The majority of the graduates continues to higher education to deepen their interests and knowledge.

contact to Kinokuni Children`s Village:
address: 51 Hikotani, Hashimoto-shi, Wakayama
phone: +81 (0)736 33 3370
fax: +81 (0)736 33 3043
Email: info@kinokuni.ac.jp