Gloucester House, Canadian Academy’s on-campus dormitory, provides an international boarding facility for students in grades 8-12. (maximum capacity: 22) The layout of Gloucester House creates a family environment and fosters a close relationship between students and their resident house parents. The dormitory consists of two separate dorm houses and a recreation building. Each house contains a kitchen, living room, three bathrooms, and several student bedrooms (6 in one house and 5 in the other). Each dorm house connects to a dorm parent apartment.
Facilities available for student use include: a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave and utensils; washers and dryers; a house lounge with TV/DVD; a recreation area with TV/DVD, piano room, and ping-pong tables; and outdoor facilities including a tennis court, basketball court and soccer field. Dorm students are encouraged to use these facilities and to take care of them. Student rooms are furnished with beds and mattresses, desks, chairs, bookcases, chests of drawers, and closet space.
In addition to the regular contact that the four full-time dorm parents have with their respective houses, there also 2 other dormitory-parent couples who perform duty on a regular, but part-time basis. Therefore, students regularly interact with eight dormitory parents.
Dormitory parents expect behaviors of students conducive to a group-living situation. While a cleaning staff cleans common areas on a regular basis, dorm students keep their own room and Gloucester House common areas neat and share in other household responsibilities. The Dormitory Handbook outlines the expectations, and the policies by which they are fairly enforced, to promote respect for each person's welfare and property. In addition, dormitory parents expect dormitory students to put forth their best efforts academically and to practice self-discipline, sound judgment, and good manners.
Dormitory parents are committed to making students' living situations friendly, warm and caring. They strive to make Gloucester House more than just a place to sleep and study; they want it to be a second home to dormitory students. They hope dorm students will feel comfortable interacting with dorm parents and contributing to make Gloucester House an ideal community.
Students from a variety of backgrounds find the dorm an excellent option. Students whose parents do not live in Japan may stay in Japan on a Pre-College Student Visa. The information and application for a CA sponsored Pre-College Student Visa can be obtained from CA. In addition, CA helps families with the application process for a Pre-College Student Visa.
The following fees are charged each year for boarding at Canadian Academy:
A non-refundable deposit of ¥250,000 to reserve dorm space is assessed of each boarder in the spring of each year. This deposit is applied to the dorm fee once the student has arrived at CA.
Students who withdraw early must pay the room charge for the full semester. Dormitory meals will be managed by Cezars Kitchen. All contact including registration and pre-payment should go to Cezars Kitchen.
Boarding Program Application
Please download the following:
Please note, your application will not be complete until the school has received the following items:
- Completed School Application form.
- Enrollment Agreement.
- Completed Dormitory Application forms.
- Two (2) completed Confidential Personal Dormitory Reference forms. (Completed by the current school official and returned directly to Canadian Academy.)
- Health form (to be completed by a physician and parent).
- Photo copy of passport (including pages with relevant visas).
- Two passport size photos for each applicant.
- Application fee
- School records - Past 3 years.
- Official transcripts for HS students.
- Confidential recommendations (1 from English teacher and 1 from another teacher)
- English paper sample marked by the English teacher
- Standardized test results (ITBS, Stanford, PSAT, SAT, TOFEL, etc.).
- Report from specialists (if applicable).