This school is an educational community based on Christianity.
Our aim is to raise up persons who search for truth,
respect themselves and others,
have the power of insight supported by accurate knowledge and rich sensitivity,
and participate actively in society.
In the late 1800s the Meiji government was very committed to public education. However, they felt that teachers should only teach about technology and factual information, but not about religion or philosophy or ethics. The Hails felt that Christianity is very important since God is the creator of all things and though he is invisible, he is our guardian. They believed that people should be equals and should respect each other’s humanity. They also felt the teaching of peace was important. Since the government did not allow this kind of teaching in public schools, they felt it was important to create a school where these principles could be studied. So, they built a mission school.
AE Garvin from Western Women’s University in the US founded the Osaka United Girls School. Her motto was “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” She wanted to educate young girls so that they could become good religious women, both in their homes and in society. She wanted to educated girls to work in society, doing the jobs that most people do not want to do. She felt that in addition to knowing how to reason and having educated minds, educated women also needed to have healthy bodies.
AE Morgan served as the president of Wilmina Girls School for 18 years beginning in 1893. She felt the goal of mission schools was not only general education but also Christian education because this kind of education was not taught in public schools. At Wilmina Girls School there were teachers who could give students useful training in a Christian atmosphere. The school’s goal is for students to realize their duty to work, to be proud of their work, and to have the power to see beyond daily life.