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M.C. Perry ES: About Our School

Welcome To M.C. Perry Elementary 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 Elementary 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 ES

Grades: SS - 2

Enrollment: 352

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 ES Colors

Primary Color: #65001f

Secondary Color: #beac6f

Purpose Statement

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


M.C. Perry ES

School Address
PSC 561 Box 1874
FPO, AP 96310-0019
Iwakuni, Japan
Phone: 0827-79-3327
DSN Phone: 315-253-3327
From US: 011-81-827-79-3327