Along with a high academic standard of Preschool and Kindergarten activities and curricula, we at J's aim to make our school family-like and fun in a very special way, a home outside of home. Our dedicated teachers go the extra mile helping children individually excel in their strong areas and progress in weaker areas. Our goal is for children to love being at J's, from the warm welcome at arrival time to pick up time, enthusiastically showing their caregiver what was learned that day. We strive to make their first experience of school happy and enjoyable.
As their child grows, a parent has many different concerns for them, from worry over adjusting to being at school for the first time to academic progress and taking entrance exams to elementary schools. The school founders, being parents of grown children themselves, understand and appreciate parents' feelings and concerns. We communicate regularly, offering advice, working together to make sure each child gets the attention, care and nurturing they need. A solid trust and teamwork between the school staff and families has grown over the years; we have built a school we are all proud of.
J's believes children should develop in all five domains: socio-emotional, cognitive, physical, creative and intellectual. We believe they are all interrelated and are all equally important when it comes to child development. That being said, we take planning our curriculum and classes very seriously so we can encourage development in all 5 domains. Our school believes in a balanced curriculum where both play-based learning and teacher-lead classes should be used. The teacher lead classes are usually during academics where literacy and numeracy are taught; play-based learnings are usually during centre time and free play.
True to the Eastern philosophies of Japan, which emphasize virtue, justice, courtesy, faith, and wisdom, we wish to make our school a place for instilling and practicing these principles.