Our School

  • In the heart of the Livonia Public School district is the Japanese Magnet School, Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School.  The school provides a unique educational opportunity, which focuses on a two-way immersion program for both Japanese and American students.  The mission of the school is to provide students the opportunity to be immersed in a second language, while learning from each other and celebrating both the American and Japanese culture.  The students will become bilingual, respectful and globally-minded individuals. 


    Niji-Iro Elementary is a tuition-free magnet school, part of the Livonia Public School District and enrolls children throughout southeastern Michigan. Students who enroll in Niji-Iro are considered part of the Livonia Public Schools District, regardless of where they currently reside.


    Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary School is grounded in the Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) and Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BIC) models in order to effectively implement a two-way immersion program. Teachers artfully combine the Common Core Standards, Michigan GLCEs and Japanese standards into their daily teaching. The school has a defined ESL (English as a Second Language) program and JSL (Japanese as a Second Language) program to support the goal.  It is important that our students become bilingual as well as develop an appreciation for both the Japanese and American cultures.

    にじいろ小学校は対人関係コミュニケーション能力(BICS)のみならず、教科学習言語能力(CALP)を効率的に伸ばすために双方向イマ―ジョンプログラムを採用しています。教員はコモンコア(Common Core Standards)、ミシガン州の指導要領(Michigan GLCEs)、および文部科学省の学習指導要領の最良の部分を組み合わせ、日々の授業を創りあげています。また、ESL(English as a Second Language)およびJSL(Japanese as a Second Language) の時間もあり、全ての児童が目標を達成できるようサポートしています。本校の児童は、バイリンガルになるだけではなく、日本文化、アメリカ文化を尊重する態度を身につけることができます。

    Visit our Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion School to learn more about our program or call 734-744-2785

    にじいろ小学校に関して質問がございましたら 734-744-2785 までご連絡いただくか、直接学校にお越しください。

    • Google Chromebooks for classroom use
    • Over 2,500 electronic books for use at school and home
    • Japanese and English library of over 3,000 books
    • Support for parents in both Japanese and English including office and phone support 
    • 教室で使える クロームブック(Google Chromebooks)の導入
    • 学校や家庭で使える2500冊以上の電子書籍
    • 3000冊以上の英語、日本語の本のある図書館
    • 英語、および日本語によるオフィスサポート、電話通訳など

Niji-Iro Information

About Niji-Iro

    • Fee-based transportation
    • Committed, caring staff; teachers of Japanese and English provide outstanding instruction
    • Enrichment opportunities
    • Extended-year calendar
    • Active PTA
    • Art, music, physical education, instructional technology classes
    • Japanese proficiency test to enter grades 1-5


    • Tuition free
    • One of only four programs of its kind in the U.S.
    • Newest magnet program of Livonia Public Schools
    • Curriculum combines Common Core State Standards, Michigan grade level expectations and Japanese standards.
    • Full-day kindergarten
    • Fee-based Before- and After-School Programs
    • Beautiful, secure school facility with updates
    • Neighborhood setting