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Zama American MHS

About Zama American Middle-High School


To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.


Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.


Providing academic rigor and preparing students to be successful, productive global citizens.

School Goal for 2017-18

"Students will increase mathematics performance as measured by the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and internal math assessment by 3 per cent year for 3 years (2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18). Additionally, students will identify their individual areas of need in math through pre-testing and increase the time that they study those areas by an average of 40 minutes per week."


Zama American Middle-High School (ZAMHS) is a Department of Defense Education Activity School (DoDEA) located on Camp Zama Army Base in Zama, Japan. Zama is in the Kanto Plain Region or central area of the main island of Honshu. The weather in the Kanto Plain features four seasons including a mild rainy period in June. Snow is to be expected once or twice a year ... usually in February but as early as November. Fortunately, the fall colors in this area of Japan are stunning and the cherry blossoms that emerge each April are as beautiful as any in the world.

ZMHS anticipates an enrollment of about 530 students in school year 20017-18 for grades 7-12. Our school serves primarily Army, Navy and DoD civilian dependents from Camp Zama, NAF-Atsugi, and the Sagamihara US Army Depot and Housing areas.

Our school is staffed by dedicated teachers and support professionals who are committed to total student development through a diverse and high-quality educational experience. The ZMHSl master schedule includes myriad course offerings arranged in a block schedule that runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each school day. Our block schedule includes A and B days: A-Day has four classes and B-Day has three classes and a seminar period.

Established in 1958, Zama American High School has a rich, proud history of excellence in serving military families. We are accredited by AdvancEd with a current recommended status of Fully Accredited. Our most recent accreditation review briefing can be found here.

At ZAMHS, our focus is on providing students every opportunity to succeed. The faculty is committed to exemplary teaching through engaging lessons, challenging curriculum and personalized instruction. We celebrate and support intellectual curiosity for students seeking to maximize their potential. Our well behaved, multi-talented student body extend their learning beyond the classroom by participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities including athletics, music, drama and highly-competitive Far East events.

Again, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our web site and we hope that you will have an opportunity to visit us in "The Land of the Rising Sun." Please stop by or contact us (see main page for contact information) any time with any questions you may have.

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