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Thank you for your interest in ESGVJCC Gakuen. We are a Japanese language school under the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center located in West Covina, CA dedicated to teaching Japanese language, culture and values to interested individuals of all ages and ethnicities.


2023-2024 Gakuen Registration

Online registration for Gakuen's next school year is now open. Please click here to begin the registration process.

Gakuen Information Session

Information session for prospective students will be available via Zoom on the following dates/times:

Sunday, 5/21/23 at 9am

Saturday, 6/10/23 at 9am

Wednesday, 6/28 at 6pm


Adult Conversation Class

We are pleased to announce that a beginner level adult conversation class will be offered this summer. Class to begin on June 20th. Please click here for more information or to register.

Basket Raffle Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who supported Gakuen's Basket Raffle Fundraiser! The drawing was held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Congratulations to the winners!

  • Assorted Gift Cards - Kambiz K.

  • Assorted Premium Japanese Rice - Jodi H.

  • Beauty - Marilou S.

  • Eatery Gift Cards - Kayoko I.

  • Emergency Preparedness - Tina A.

  • Guitar - Grace T.

  • Hello Kitty - Susie K.

  • Home Improvement - Jeannie

  • Musubi - Christine T.

  • LA Zoo (One-year family membership) - Marie Y.

  • Nintendo Switch (Accessories) - Tina K.

  • Outdoor Fun - Aya K.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood (two season passes) - Patrick L.

Looking for teacher's assistants

If you or anyone you know is interested in helping inside the Gakuen class and are able to speak Japanese, please get in touch with us. We would love your help!

Info Session Sign-up


Gakuen Partners

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