Continuing Adult Education Program (CAEP)

Welcome Alumni! 

We're pleased to announce our new Continuing Adult Education Program (CAEP) - Boston Higashi School's initiative to provide opportunities for our former students to utilize our facilities for continuing education, socialization, and fun. 

Check back frequently for application information - Our 6-session programs generally take place in the Fall, and Winter/Spring, and we also offer a "Summer Fun" session on one Saturday during the summer months.

The program is supported by the Mitsui USA Foundation, Flatley Foundation, and Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.


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CAEP Winter/Spring 2022 Sessions Just Started!

The CAEP Winter/Spring 2022 started online on January 15th.
The great news is that thirty-seven alumni registered for this season. It is the highest number of registered for online sessions!

Thankfully, all of the instructors from the Fall sessions came back for this semester: Mr. Ueno (Jazz Band), Aya Kolwaite (Art/Craft), Leanne Haya (Dance), Regina Mwangi (Cooking), Nana Nomura (Yoga), Hitomi Yurino (Music), and Sandra Doonan (Communication).

One of the highlights for this season is that the elements of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Zones of Regulation (ZOR) are introduced in all classes. In the first session, Hilary, one of the CAEP Committee members/School Based mental Health Clinician, explained what the SEL/ZOR are and why it is important for alumni and parents/caretakers to learn about them.

Another highlight is that Kariuki, Residential Academic and Training Director, sets small goals for each week and share tips to maximize alumni’s learning with parents and caretakers.

The CAEP Committee members keep pursuing how we can serve our alumni for their fulfilled and productive life. We are willing to make an effort to communicate closely with alumni, parents, and caretakers.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to share them with us at [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support for CAEP.

Please stay safe and enjoy your winter!

The CAEP Committee Members,
Dr. Maina, Yumiko Mori, Kariuki Muriithi, and Hilary Holmes


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CAEP Fall 2021 Sessions Completed Successfully!

The Continuing Adult Education Program (CAEP) Fall 2021 season successfully ended on November 20 th . All of the six sessions went well with the alumni’s active participation, parents’ and caretakers’ remarkable support, and instructors’ untiring commitment.

One of the highlights for this semester was that the cooking class was newly added to the online sessions. The participants enjoyed making “Microwave Mug Cake,” “Milk Shake,” “Chicken Salad,” and “Fruit Bowls” with their parents/caretakers and of course enjoyed eating them after class! The cooking class content was linked to the communication class that covers “five food groups.” In the art class, each participant created a beautiful piece of artwork learning graffiti art, fall colors, drawing/cutting various shapes, Kandinsky art, etc. Participants also enjoyed a lot of physical movements in music yoga, and dance classes. Jazz band members practiced Horace
Silver’s music and several Holiday music pieces. You can see how much participants worked hard and enjoyed the sessions through the following photo slideshow that was presented on the final day.


We truly appreciate the following donors who continue to support the program:
- Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation
- Flatley Foundation
- Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.

Their generous support certainly made a huge difference in our alumni’s lives.

Considering everyone’s safety, we, CAEP Committee members, have decided to hold the Winter/Spring 2022 sessions online again. The committee will keep monitoring the COVID situation and make the best decision for the future sessions. Please stay connected.

CAEP Committee Members,
Dr. John Maina, Yumiko Mori, Kariuki Muriithi, and Hilary Holmes