Ms. Kyoko Ito teaches Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, and 4 Honors. SMCHS included Japanese to the World Language Department in 1994. Mr. Gasper, former President of St. Monica Catholic Schools, started the Japanese program. She tries to improve the program better every year. She has been annually hosting visiting students from Oki Gakuen High School in Fukuoka, Japan for more than 25 years and regularly visits St Monica Catholic Elementary School with the high school students and teaches how to fold Origami papers. Many students remain in the program for all four years and bond with one another through learning experiences in and out of classroom.