The mission of Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen is to nurture pupils to live honourably before God. Through the promotion of humanity, moral values, and global awareness, pupils are guided toward looking beyond their own needs and fostering the spirit and capacity to help others.


3 courses tailored for you to achieve your goals

Do you want to try various things? Do you want to study hard? Do you want to learn English and live abroad? We have three different courses for you to choose from. You can determine your own high school life with these 3 courses, LI, LS, and LE.

LI course

Features of the LI course

This course will help you discover what you want to do in your future. Having many elective classes enables you to find your dreams. You will meet various students who are trying to go to high level universities, who are practicing their musical instruments, who are playing sports, or who are working on their art. Meeting different people with different interests will stimulate your inspiration. You can discover the possibilities inside of you in the LI course.

How your life will be for 3 years in the LI course

The LI course has the most number of students at Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen High School. Every year homeroom classes are rearranged, unlike the LS or the LE courses. You have 6 or 7 classes a day. You take the core curriculum as well as some elective classes that interest you. Electives such as International Studies, Music, Calligraphy, Art, Korean, French, Child Care, Fashion and Textiles, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry are available. These elective classes last for 2 periods in a row, so you will learn the subjects deeply. LI students typically lead the student council and club activities. Students from the LI course can choose to travel to Korea, the Philippines, or the UK during the breaks and take part in various studies, volunteer and cultural exchange activities. Joining these trips will help you broaden your perspective. Those LI students who wish to study harder can join extracurricular and study camps which are mandatory for the LS course students.

After you graduate from the LI course

Students who graduate from the LI course have chosen to study a wide range of subjects such as education, languages, nursing, welfare, art, food, business, and fashion. Graduates have entered both private and public 4-year universities, 2-year colleges, and vocational school. Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen supports all of our students in pursuit of their goals.

LS course

Features of the LS course

The aim of this course is to help you achieve your academic goals. Of course it also develops your humanity. All the classmates are highly motivated, and encourage and support each other. Some students manage to succeed at both study and club activities.

How your life will be for 3 years in the LS course

This course has an induction camp for new students. You will learn how to prepare and review lessons at the camp. You will improve your academic ability by taking regular lessons and extracurricular lessons, as well as taking part in holiday study camps. These support activities motivate you to succeed in taking university entrance examinations.

After you graduate from the LS course

In this course, many students aim to become doctors, engineers, lawyers and scholars ― the sort of occupations that require the use of advanced and specialized skills. Students aim for high level universities to make their dreams come true.

LE course

Features of the LE course

The aim of this course is to master English. All members of each class go abroad to study for a year. Students stay with host families while studying at local schools in New Zealand, Australia or Canada. A unique feature of this course is that students graduate from high school in three years. Students' English ability improves tremendously in these three years. Most LE students pass grade Pre1 of EIKEN by the end of the course, and acquire a global outlook.

How your life will be for 3 years in the LE course

Some of the many positive points about the LE course are that you can talk with seniors who have lived in the same country that you will before going abroad. While you are studying abroad, you get support from local coordinators working with our program. After coming back to Japan, you will realize the value of your family and your culture. What is more, you will have a positive attitude and be able to tell your opinions to others, as well as have an open mind. You can take a special program designed specifically to help you succeed with your university entrance examination.

After you graduate from the LE course

Some students go on to study foreign languages at university after graduating, while others choose to go abroad again. Virtually all LE students pass their university entrance examinations while still enrolled in high school. Graduates of this course aspire to work for international organizations, multinational corporations, foreign affiliated companies; or become interpreters, flight attendants, English teachers, ― the sort of occupations that typically require the use of English.


Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen, comprising a kindergarten, elementary school, and a junior and senior high school,is located on a single campus approximately 15 kilometres from downtown Sendai city, and is one of seven sister schools located throughout the length of japan. The city itself, with a population of approximately one million people, is the capital of Miyagi prefecture and is located on the east coast of the country approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Tokyo. Referred to as "mori no miyako" ( the city of trees ), Sendai and Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen are fortunate to be located in the midst of some of the most striking natural scenery in Japan.


Founded in 1893 as a Catholic mission school by four of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres, Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen has a long and proud history. Initially established as the Sendai Private School for Girls,the name of the school underwent several revisions before the present Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen was adopted in 1948. The meaning of 'shirayuri' is 'white lily' and is the symbol of Saint Mary. The history of Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen is marked by many milestones and notable events, none more so than the relocation of the school to its present site, from Sendai city centre, in 1998. Since its foundation in 1893. at which time pupils numbered 11. Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen has developed over the past century into a highly regarded educational institution, and today provides an education for approximately 1650 pupils. Of these, the kindergarten, elementary school, and junior/senior high school constitute 170, 400, and 1080 pupils, respectively.