Educational Characteristics

The characteristics of education at Grossman Academy

  1. To prevent students from becoming without intelligence or culture.

  2. To create geniuses.
    • Emphasis on ones ability to think as well as create.
    • To create the leaders of tomorrow.

  3. An emphasis on writing and expression in order for students to become excellent at communication.

  4. Focus on complete mastery of both English and Japanese.

  5. To foster a strong sense of identity.

  6. To learn japanese and japanese culture not only as a treasure to oneseself but also as a treasure of the world, and to foster japanese culture in the world.

  7. Grossman Academy's philosophical basis is Matsuo Basho's concept of Fuuga and Lord Byron's Fire of aspiration.

西行の和歌における、宋祇の連歌における、雪舟の絵における、利休の茶における、その道を貫くものは一つなり。しかも風雅におけるもの、造化にしたがひて四時を友とす。見るところ花にあらずといふことなし。思ふところ月にあらずといふことなし。像花にあらざる時は夷狄にひとし。心花にあらざる時は鳥獣に類す。夷狄を出で、鳥獣を離れて、造化にしたがひ、造化にかへれとなり。
ーMatsuo Basho, Oi no kobumi (original text)

... there is a fire
And motion of the soul which will not dwell
In its own narrow being, but aspire
Beyond the fitting medium of desire.
-Byron, Childe Harold's Pilrimmage, Canto III