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Welcome To M.C. Perry Primary School

Matthew C. Perry, our namesake, embodies the characteristics we want to instill in our students--those of problem solvers.

Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794-March 4, 1858) was a Commodore of the U.S. Navy and commanded a number of ships. He played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West in 1854. He was very concerned with the education of naval officers and helped develop a system that helped establish the curriculum at the United States Naval Academy. With the advent of the steam engine, he became a leading advocate of modernizing the U.S. Navy and came to be considered The Father of the Steam Navy. The USS Commodore Perry was named in honor Commodore Matthew C. Perry and his brother Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Matthew C. Perry Primary school opened its doors to serve both children and families in 1955 with only four classroom teachers.  In 2017, we became a primary school, serving the youngest students in the community.  We now have 24 classrooms and employ 63 faculty and staff.

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M.C. Perry PS

Grades: SS - 2

Enrollment: 326

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower military connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Everyday, Everywhere!

Mascot: Sammy Samurai

Motto: “Building Lifelong  Learners”

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M.C. Perry PS Colors

Primary Color: #65001f

Secondary Color: #beac6f

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Reading Comprehension

All students will improve in Reading Comprehension.

Goal 2: Mathematics

All students will increase achievement in Mathematics.

Goal 3: 

All teachers will participate in Focused Collaboration.

CSI Leadership Meeting Schedule

Leadership Team Meets 15:05 on the Second Tuesday Monthly During the School Year

Accreditation and Awards

MCPPS is accredited by Cognia.


Purpose Statement

Our Purpose Statement at M. C. Perry Primary School is “Building a BRIDGE to our successful future: Be Responsible, Independent, Determined, Gracious, and Engaged.”


M.C. Perry PS

School Address
PSC 561 Box 1874
MCAS Iwakuni
FPO, AP 96310-1874
Iwakuni, Japan
Phone: 0827-79-3327
Fax: 0827-79-3327
DSN Phone: 315-253-3327
DSN Fax: 315-253-6490
From US: 011-81-6117-53-3327
From the US Fax: 011-81-6117-53-6490