There are a variety of places of learning for children with special needs.
Municipal schools in Yokohama City have taken steps to make lessons more accessible, such as through the use of specific teaching methods and teaching materials.
Classes for students with special needs
These classes are run in small groups with the aim of providing a program of learning according to individual needs of each and every child.
Classes for students with special needs are provided at all municipal elementary and junior high schools in Yokohama City.
Coaching classes for children with special needs
This is a place for children with low-level disabilities enrolled in regular school classes to come and receive special tuition tailored to their individual needs.
Eligible students attend a school with coaching classes for children with special needs to receive tuition.
Coaching classes for children with special needs are provided at 22 schools in Yokohama City.
These are places where children whose lives are being affected by their disabilities can come to learn how to gain independence and lead fulfilling lives.
There are schools for different types of disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities or physical disabilities.
List of municipal special needs schools in Yokohama City
|Main types of disabilities catered for||Name of school||Location||Telephone number||Fax|
|Visual disabilities||Special Education School for the Blind||1-26, Matsumicho, Kanagawa-ku||４３１－１６２９||４２３－０２８４|
|Yokohama Municipal School for the Deaf||81-1 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku||３３５－０４１１||３３３－４８０７|
|Intellectual disabilities||Konandai Hino Special School||5-3-2 Konandai, Konan-ku||８３０－５８２６||８３０－５７５３|
|Intellectual disabilities||Hongo Special Needs Education School||3-37-12 Kosugaya, Sakae-ku||８９４－２９５２||８９４－３９５４|
|Intellectual disabilities||Hino Chuo Special Needs High School||2-25-3 Hinochuo, Konan-ku||８４４－３０１５||８４６－８４４８|
|Intellectual disabilities||Futatsubashi highschool for Special needs education||470 Futatsubashi, Seya-ku||３９１－２１３１||３９１－２１９３|
|Wakabadai Special School||2-1-1 Wakabadai, Asahi-ku||９２３－１３００||９２３－１３０５|
|Physical disabilities||Kamisugeta Special School||462 Kamisugetacho, Hodogaya-ku||３８２－０４２０||３８２－０４１３|
|Physical disabilities||Nakamura Special School||4-269-1 Nakamuracho, Minami-ku||２６１－９８６３||２６１－９８７２|
|Physical disabilities||Kitatsunashima Special School||5-14-54 Tsunashimanishi, Kohoku-ku||５４５－０１２６||５４５－０１４６|
|Physical disabilities||Higashimatano Special School||1103-1 Higashimatanocho, Totsuka-ku||８５１－９６３１||８５１－９６３２|
|Physical disabilities||Sakonyama Special School||1011 Sakonyama Asahi-ku||３５２－１５８０||３５２－１５８２|
|Poor health due to illness|
|Urafune Special School||3-46 Urafunecho, Minami-ku||２４３－２６２４||２４３－２６２５|
If you would like your child to attend classes for students with special needs, coaching classes for children with special needs, or a special needs school, you need to apply for a consultation at the Special Needs Education Center.
Yokohama Municipal Special Needs Education Center leaflet (English version)（PDF：2,540KB）
If you would like your child to attend classes for students with special needs, coaching classes for children with special needs, or a special needs school, please apply for a consultation at the Special Needs Education Center.
*You can request to have an interpreter present during the consultation. Please state on the application form which language you require.
If your child is due to start elementary student or you will be moving to Yokohama City
Please download the application form for a consultation, fill it in, and send it by post.
Yokohama Municipal Special Needs Education Center
845-2 Bukkocho, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240-0044
Following receipt of the application form, the Special Needs Education Center will contact the child's guardians to arrange a consultation.
Consultation Application Form (Japanese version)（PDF：1,173KB）
Consultation Application Form (English version)（PDF：526KB）
If your child is already attending a municipal elementary or junior high school in Yokohama City
Please inform your child's school that you wish to arrange a consultation at the Special Needs Education Center and receive an application form.
Once you have filled in the form, submit it to your child's school.
You will receive a letter of notification through the school once a date for the consultation has been decided.
On the day of the consultation
- Guardians and children are to come to the consultation together.
- Consultations are held from Monday to Friday. Consultations are not held on weekends, national holidays or during the New Year holiday season.
- Consultations last around 2 hours.
- Consultations consist of a meeting with a counsellor, an IQ test for the child, etc.
Yokohama Municipal Special Needs Education Center
845-2 Bukkocho, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama
*10 min. walk from Wadamachi Station on the Sotetsu Main Line
Location map for the Special Needs Education Center
Where to inquire
|About all aspects of special needs education
||Special Support Education Division, Board of Education Secretariat (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
|About consultations at the Special Needs Education Center
||Special Support Educational Consultation Division, Board of Education Secretariat (*Inquiries in Japanese only)