Dear Ms. Irene and Mrs. Yang,I remember the moment, last year when I visited J’s for the first time to decide which school I would have to choose for my children. My family has been traveling to different countries during my children’s early childhood. My wife and I were seriously concerned about our children losing their self-confidence and getting passive in learning and playing at their school.
However, I was very impressed with Mrs. Yang’s passion and kindness that she has shown to me. I myself felt comfortable, which convinced me to decide that J’s was the school for our children. We believe J’s fits perfectly for us because it gives us a comfortable atmosphere so that my children can gain a positive learning attitude and self-confidence. Secondly, in a short period of time, J’s helped our children achieve a certain level of academic growth in a relatively short time. Our children had less than a year and half before they had to be admitted to Elementary school. Now, I can say without giving a second thought that my choice was excellent for my children. I am so happy and proud to watch my kids growing up every day with lots of achievements over the periods at J’s.
My children used to hide behind my back when they first started attending J’s. However, now they speak loudly and confidently, expressing themselves without hesitation to their teachers and friends. I can clearly see my children having a wonderful time at J’s through their big smiles and enthusiasm of wanting to go to school. It is sort of a small miracle to us.
My wife used to quite often say, “Youngwoo and Seoyoon did their worksheets very nicely this year and improved their academic skills incredibly compared to last year. I can’t possibly imagine all the effort and patience the teachers have been putting into our children.”
My children will go to St. Mary’s and Seisen from September this year. It is amazing that I do not have to hesitate or worry about their school lives. I do trust they will make another big growth and progress while they enjoy their new schools. This is all possible because of J’s.
My wife and I would like to give huge thank yous to the teachers at J’s international School, especially Ms. Irene for the tremendous help, commitment and sincere support. We were encouraged many times by Ms. Irene whenever we were concerned about our children showing minimal growth at times. We are so fortunate that our children were able to learn from Ms. Irene. She is a great teacher as well as a great advisor.
We will miss you all and the wonderful times we spent together. Thank you.
Youngwoo and Seoyoon’s Parents.
There are many questions and challenges that we as parents are facing. We always want the best for our children. I can’t tell you in words how much we have appreciated and are appreciating J’s work with our children. We couldn’t have chosen a better school for them than this, neither in Sweden nor in Japan.All our 3 children have gone to J’s. My son and first daughter started in 2006, and my youngest daughter will graduate this summer (2013). All three children have absolutely loved J’s! They have been happy and wanting to go to school everyday. They have always loved their teachers which are always happy and in my mind very professional.
There are several reasons why we choose J’s for our children. The school provides a very caring atmosphere; the teachers are very professional and always happy. The hours are very flexible if you want, and J’s have a great after school program for example Japanese, dance, math, art and much more. My children always loved the after school program! The curriculum is very structured and professional, and makes it a lot of fun for the children to learn. Location is great, and the trip to the park every day is great for the kids.
All my 3 children have always, everyday looked forward on going to J’s, and in my mind that is the best way of telling how great the school is! Happy children – happy parents!!
Our youngest child will graduate from J’s this summer to start NIS together with her older brother and sister. It will be a bittersweet moment! I am so happy and grateful for the education J’s has given my 3 children. They had the best start in terms of school experience – we will miss J’s so much!!
Dear J’s Teachers,I would like to thank you all for a terrific school year. Kai really enjoyed being at J’s this year and has matured and learned so much from being in such a caring environment. We wish that we could take J’s school to Boston so that Kai could enjoy another great year!
We will miss your cheerful smiles and especially all the love that you shared with Kai.?You all made me feel so comfortable because I knew that Kai was enjoying his days. Sometimes he would even complain, “How come I never get to stay late!” When your child doesn’t want to return home at end of an already long day, then you know he’s had a great day! I wish continued success for J’s school and hope that all your students enjoy J’s as much as Kai did.
Again, many heart felt thanks for your kind and warm hearted teaching.
Hideharu and Satomi T.
Isabel has thrived in J’s academic environment. Her development in English, mathematics and Japanese has exceeded our expectations. She will be very well prepared for entering first grade. In addition, the bi-lingual environment and access to after-school intensive Japanese class has helped her develop fluency and comfort with Japanese language and culture.Overall J’s has encouraged Isabel to develop self-confidence and self-reliance which has made her a much better communicator and a much more creative and enquiring student.
After School Intensive Class RecommendationOur daughter started to attend J’s when she was 2 1/2. She picked up English quickly but she was more comfortable with Japanese. But her English proficiency improved significantly after she started to take intensive program. She’s now able to understand most of spoken English and speaks English almost as fluently as her Japanese if not better. Furthermore, she began to recognize basic words when she sees them and she’s learning new words constantly. Now, she seems to prefer English over Japanese when reading a book or watching television. We highly recommend the intensive program to any parents wanting to improve a child’s English skills in the fastest and most effective way. The apparent changes will be very noticeable in just a few months.
2003年４月、息子が５歳になったばかりの春、私たちは初めてJ’s International Schoolの門をくぐりました。我が家は米国の企業からの派遣で日本に駐在している家庭とはいうものの、第一言語は日本語という彼にとって、英語環境で の幼稚園生活は期待と喜びと不安の入り混じったものでした。入園当初、息子は固く貝のように閉じた口を決して開こうとはしませんでしたが、心安らぐ園の雰 囲気や温かい先生方のまなざしに囲まれ、日を追う毎に本来の彼らしさを取り戻して行きました。その影にはいつも諸先生方のサポートがあったことは言うまで もなく、そのきめ細かなサポートは多岐にわたるすばらしいものでした。子供の精神面のサポート、親の不安の解消はもちろんアカデミックスキルに関する個々 の分析と弱点の克服など、いつも大変親身になって考えてくださいました。J’sの一日のカリキュラムは外遊び、ワークシート、クラフト、ペインティング、 クッキングなどがバランスよく組み合わせてあり、多方面にわたり子供たちの意欲を満たすことができました。毎月決められたテーマを基にさまざまなアクティ ビティーを通じて学んでゆくスタイルは他のスクールには例を見ないほどバラエティに富むものでした。そのような環境で学んでいるJ’sの子供たちはのびの びとし、輝いて見えました。息子は園で最年長ということもあり、少人数で縦割りという毎日の生活のなかで年少者を気遣い、助け、時に年長者としてリーダー シップを発揮することも学ぶことができました。息子は先生方から、草花に水をやるように太陽の光が降り注ぐようにたくさんの愛情と知恵を分け与えて頂きました。そして2004年６月、努力も実り、 St. Mary’s International Schoolへ進学が決まり晴れの卒園の日を迎えることができました。振り返ると子供の成長のひとつひとつを私たちとともに喜んでくださる先生がいつも居 てくださったことを思い出します。惜しみない愛を注ぎ、慈しみ育ててくださった諸先生方に心よりの感謝と御礼を申し上げます。これからもより多くの方々が J’sと出会い、さらにすばらしい園となって行くことを願っております。本当にありがとうございました。