Adult Program - Classes, Tuition, and Text Books

Fall Semester 2023
August 21, 2023 to December 19, 2023. 

Registration is now open. Please check textbooks below to find which class to take. You must pay tuition to secure your space in a class.  We place first come, first served basis.

Questions? Contact: Masako Thomas Sensei, Adult Program Dean: 

Class Size

Minimum 8 students to open a new class. First come (register and pay), first served. We will notify you if the class did not have enough enrollment two weeks before the first day of the class. If a class cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, we would suggest you take a different class instead, or we will refund the tuition. There will be no refund for “no-show” or dropping a class.


Tuition does not include textbook. See textbooks listed below.  Tuition check must be received by Friday 8/18/2023 to get Zoom information before the fall class starts.  Late fee applies after 8/18/2023.  

* Tuition is due in full at registration. Tuition does not include the cost of a textbook. There is no refund for No-Show.  There may be an additional charge for Kanji class.
*Tomodachi discount deal: Recommend our school to your family and friends and get $10 discount!  When your friend/family member registers and pays as a new student to Sakura Gakuen Adult or Youth program, you will get $10 discount.  If you introduce us to two new students, you will get $20, and so on. Tuition for Buddhist Church of Sacramento members will not be further discounted.

Tuition for one class is $260.  The If you decided to take both Monday conversation class and Tuesday Kanji class, you get $10 discount for the second class, totaling $510.  (The SBC church members’ tuition is $160 for one class, and $320 for two classes.)

See Registration page to register and make online payment.

* We will send you Zoom class information a week before the class starts.

Text Books

Textbook information

Check this website to find out your level up to Pre-advanced level.

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