Super Science High School

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Super Science High School


  Kofu Minami High School has been designated as a Super Science High School (SSH) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) since 2004, and is entering its fourth iteration from 2017 onwards. The goal of SSH is to foster a mind for science and mathematics that looks to enrich the future of the world. We aim to further extend our students’ personalities and abilities and prepare them to interact with likeminded individuals all over the world as science leaders. Our activities include:

  • Science Forum : Where invited researchers and professors can give lectures on contemporary science.


  • SSH off-campus training : Where students can study state-of-the-art technology and techniques as well as performing hands-on field experiments. 


  • Exploratory research : Wherein students develop a deep connection with a field of study that they are interested in. These research activities will be closely related to scientific events or societal problems.


  • Overseas training : Second graders who went through the selection trial will go to the U.S.A. for two weeks. They will visit advanced and famous research institutes and universities.



 Since the designation in the second term, we are working on SSH for all students. We will foster as many students in science, as well as cultivate views and perspectives of scientific things needed in society and presentation abilities and expressive abilities in English.

SSH to cultivate international sense

 The theme of SSH of our school is “aiming to train science leaders with frontier spirit”. We are preparing programs to nurture talents with international senses, including study tours to the USA, opening science English class to express thoughts and opinions in English.

Establish a variety of school subjects

 We have our own school subjects. In the first grade “Frontier Exploration Ⅰ”, second grad “Super Science Ⅱ ·Exploration “, both classes raise interests and curiosity in science through out-of-school training and lecture meetings and cultivates the practical ability of natural science by addressing task research. We also offer “SS courses” such as “SS mathematics” and “SS physics”, including advanced contents. Furthermore, even in ordinary subjects, teachers of each subject at our school will do classes on the theme of “science” in “the world of science”.

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