Sendai Nika Junior & Senior High School

School Motto

Pioneering Spirit : Be Progressive and Creative
Loyal Service: Be Sincere and Contribute

Educational Goal

Cultivating students who:

  • Develop a rich and high intelligence; learn subjectively and creatively
  • Value the spirit of courtesy and moral standards; have a strong personality with a well-rounded mind and infinite patience
  • Love truth and justice; contribute to the world in pioneering the future
  • Develop a healthy mind and body; can thrive in a global society
School Seal

School SealOur school seal is stylized by pine straw. Centered with a pine nut and reflected in a mirror. The pine nut represents the fruit of daily learning and cultivation; the pine straw expresses the faithfulness to principles taken from the evergreen pine that is unchanging through the years; the mirror symbolizes striving to emulate model behavior.

School Uniform

School UniformThe smart and comfortable design enhances the power of concentration.

Greeting from the School Principal

Thank you for visiting the homepages of Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Nika Junior and Senior High School.

Nika was founded as "Toka Girls' School" in 1905, following in the footsteps of "Miyagi English school" and "Toka School" in the Meiji era. Since then, it has been named "The Second Girls' High School". In 2010, it was named "Sendai Nika Junior & Senior High School" after many changes. We overcame many difficulties and accumulated educational experiences to foster the next generations and send them into the world.


"Pioneering Spirit: Be Progressive and Creative, Loyal Service: Be Sincere and Contribute” is our school motto. 

■ Pioneering Spirit: Be Progressive and Creative

The world and Japan are facing challenges where conventional values are no longer applicable. At Nika, we do not retreat or stand still but face up to difficulties, mobilize all students to learn, and search for clues to solve problems with creativity.

Nika takes "search for solutions to the world's water problems" as our starting point, learning from the perspective of global studies. In 2021, we introduced International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the first public high school in Tohoku Area in Japan to do so. We emphasize "collaborative learning" and "inquiry-based learning " with international teachers.

■ Loyal Service: Be Sincere and Contribute

Nika has a spirit of continually refining the mind of sincerity with a rich mind and high intellect.

We aim to nurture excellence who can contribute to the development of our country and the world as future leaders of the society through diligent efforts in studies, club activities, and special activities.


Let us learn together at Nika and solve various world issues.

At Nika, we aim to be on the cutting edge of learning with fellow students, teachers, local communities, universities, and other institutions. Respecting diversity is our foundation for learning, and sometimes we cross the field of education borders to "touch the real thing".

Studying at Nika brings out the unlimited potential of those who study here.

We look forward to meeting many of you.


Hiroto SATO 


Structure of Unified Junior and Senior High School

In Sendai Nika, junior high school students and senior high school students learn in the same school building. Also, there are both students who enter our school at the start of junior high school and those who enter at the start of senior high school. Pupils therefore enhance their social skills by learning and competing mutually with a variety of other students, all with individual characters, in same school building.

In the first year of senior high school, students entering from Sendai Nika junior high school and students from other junior high schools learn separately in different classes. In the second and third year grade of senior high school, we re-organize classes according to their career and course aims.



IS & SR in Sendai Nika

In a highly-developed twenty-first century world, humankind still lives with billions of unsolved problems. Among such issues, “global environment” is a serious problem that involves the existence of all humankind. It is therefore a problem with a complex web of many factors which people in the world can get involved with in some ways. People who lead the twenty-first century society cannot slide over this problem. Learning about “global environment” in our school starts by knowing the circumstances of the globe, nature, society and ourselves. On that basis, we enhance students’ ability to consider their own connection to the global environment and act accordingly by learning means and ways to solve the problems we all face. Moreover, we hope to increase students’ motivation toward leaning by considering the purpose of learning and the future of themselves and the entire world through these learning activities.


International Study

  International Study


Explore co-existence and co-prosperity of humans and the future of the world by looking at the theme of global environment. Educate students who are able to participate actively on an international basis through the following activities; understanding different cultures through workshops and lectures, interaction with foreign people, information-gathering using the internet and making presentations in English that deepen their understanding of different cultures and enhance their ability to themselves express richly.

Junior High School; 1st to 3rd year
Senior High School: 1st year , 2nd year (arts students)
Senior High School: 3rd year (elective) (From 2016~)


Scientific Research

  Scientific Research


Explore issues surrounding global environment from the point of natural science. Learn to apply scientific methods to each theme, starting with understanding natural phenomenon and vital activities in the imminent environment. Enhance the ability to solve problems by cultivating scientific thinking.

Junior High School; 1st to 3rd year
Senior High School: 1st year, 2nd year (science students)
Senior High School: 3rd year (elective) (From 2016~)


Career Study

  Career Study


Students consider occupations, ways of life and the kind of consciousness that one living in a “global environment” requires. That is achieved by, conducting workplace experience in junior high school and holding lectures by members of society in senior high school. In addition, we hope to enhance the student’s opportunities to realize their career and course ambitions by providing guidance and methods of studying subjects /courses and preparing for university entrance examinations, which will enable students to learn effectively.


Thinking Method

  Thinking Method


Students cultivate the power to express themselves effectively by assembling ways of thinking required in a global society. They develop learning in conjunction with integrated study and Japanese subjects.

Junior High School; 1st to 3rd year

International Exchange / Global Understanding
  Our sister school


20 of our students and 2 escorting teachers first visited Delaware, Miyagi’s sister state in the USA, in March 2012. On that occasion, our school and Middletown High School officially signed a sister school agreement to take the first step towards full-scale sister school interaction.
Hereafter, we are going to strengthen this mutual bond with further visits and exchanges between both schools. We are also planning to conduct a 5th sister school detachment in March 2016.


  International Exchange


Our school, Sendai Nika, has a strong relationship with the state of Delaware in the U.S.A. We have accepted exchange students not only from our sister school but also from other senior high schools in Delaware. The wife of the state governor also visited our school. In addition, we have been deepening this exchange; our students have visited the Delaware state governor every year.
Moreover, we visited the Philippines for “Teen Age Ambassadors” in the last fiscal year. We also have various interaction programs; for example, accepting students from California for the “TOMODACHI international exchange program”, earlier this fiscal year.


  UNESCO Associated Schools


Our school is designated as a UNESCO Associated School. This project is aimed at the development of new educational content and methods that enable young people to deal with global-scale problems. We are planning to interact with other UNESCO schools in different countries and conduct training for school personnel.
In 2012, two of our junior high school students made a presentation to appeal about the importance of water at the “World Water Day Youth Conference”, conducted at UNESCO Head Office in Paris.