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Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion Elementary 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。