Adult Registration Now Available Online for Spring Semester

Now, you can attend our class from anywhere using Zoom.  Here are the requirements:

  • You must have a computer/digital device with internet connection. 
  • You must access to class by both video and audio to have interaction with the teacher and classmates face to face virtually. 

Register online now for spring semester 2021.   See Adult Class page for instruction to mail (USPS) tuition check separately.



Saturday Youth Classes are Now Enrolling

It’s time to enroll, everyone.

Our Fall Term is now open for registration.  We will be doing our usual, 17 week term; but because our host institution The Buddhist Church of Sacramento is currently closed, our classes will be online for the Fall.  As usual, we will be providing a variety of classes for young students (roughly 9 years old) to high school students who have little or no prior knowledge of the Japanese language.

The Sakura Gakuen Youth Program will be doing Zoom! classes starting on Saturday, September 14, 2020.  Classes will be taught by our native Japanese Sensei and will be based on having two periods each week.  One class will be focused primarily on Japanese as a second language, while the second will be focused more on Japanese cultural information.  Unlike other conversational Japanese classes, Japanese alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana) and Kanji will be taught to the students.  Students will be instructed how to speak Japanese, as well as how to read and write it.

Class Schedule:

1st period 9:00 am – 9:55 am
2nd period 10:05 am – 11:00 am

Tuition and Payment:

Semester Tuition: 

$250 for the first student $225 for the second student $200 for the third and successive students.  Tuition and fees are due in full by the first day of classes.  Unfortunately, we are only accepting payments by check at this time.

Payment can be sent to:

Sakura Gakuen Japanese Language School Youth Program

c/o North American Food Dist. Co. Inc.

3969 Industrial Blvd.

West Sacramento, CA 95691


Please contact the school at: (916) 542-0557 or


Sakura Gakuen Spring Term: COVID-19 Update

Sakura Gakuen Announcement:

Dear Sakura Gakuen Students, Sensei, and Friends,

We hope you are doing well during these remarkable times.   As you know, in response to health concerns, our March classes had to be suddenly cancelled and all our classes began the transition to online, distance learning using email, Zoom, and Google Classrooms as our Sensei scrambled to change their curriculum to match.

We had hoped to re-open Sakura Gakuen for in-person classes at our host institution The Buddhist Church of Sacramento in April 2020, but as you know the COVID 19 situation continues to evolve.  The BCS made the decision to remain closed through June, as well as cancel their annual Bazaar and Obon festivities.

In light of this, the Sakura Gakuen Board of Trustees has made the following decisions that we hope will best serve our Community during this period of social, academic, and economic challenges.

  • All in-person adult and youth classes for the Sakura Gakuen 2020 Spring Term have been cancelled. Classes will continue to be available through the end of term for weekly, online distance learning taught by the students’ current Sensei.  This is not ideal.  And in recognition of this and understanding the economic impact shelter in place edicts have placed on our Community, we will extend full tuition reimbursement for the 2020 Spring Term to any student / parent that makes a request.
  • All Sensei will be paid for classes and online training through the end of the term.
  • Sensei will be provided training to encourage a variety of different medium (e.g. Zoom, Google Classroom, email, etc.) for class.
  • All volunteer requirements for the Spring Term will be considered fulfilled for Youth classes.

Fall Term 2021 classes will be finalized in the upcoming months.  Please stay tuned to our website and FB pages for more information.  Thanks to everyone for your patience and consideration during this very difficult time.  We appreciate the strength of our community and look forward to seeing you all back in school when classes resume.

Best wishes.

— The Sakura Gakuen School Board of 2019-20

2019 Youth Fall Semester Registration & Schedule

Spring Term 2019 Youth Classes Start Soon

Spring Term – Youth Japanese Language Classes


Our new, 17 week Saturday class schedule is just about to start on 1/26/2019.  The Spring Term is always a great place to start if you are either:

  • Looking to augment your current Japanese.  Studying on your own or at high school and looking for a little bit extra work?

Integrating into an existing, Japanese program at Sakura Gakuen’s Saturday class is a great way to add a little bit more to your student’s language base.  We typically can add high school students or students with a background in Japanese into our existing classes relatively easily.   

  • Trying to get cultural and language exposure for your kindergarten or pre-school aged child?

Our Kindergarten classes are a great way to get your child involved with Japanese cultural and language.  Sign up and get your kids valuable exposure.

First week of the new school year starts on 1/26/2019.

Youth Tuition

SG Spring 2019 Schedule