What makes MEES International School different from Japanese education is the focus on independence, creativity, problem solving and confidence-building. We want the children to enjoy coming to a fun and comfortable environment. By planting the seed for a love of learning, we hope that your child will stay curious and able to face new challenges.
With small steps we give responsibility to the child, as we believe that when a child chooses an activity him/herself, that child more likely learns faster, as it comes from his or her own initiative.
Through peer interaction, developing social skills is an important part of a young child’s life. At MEES we think that every child is different. Therefore we avoid competition between children. We like to teach the children to respect the differences in each other and praise what is done well. This is how we build confidence at an early stage in a young child. A confident child will excel in what he/she is good at, and will do better in what is more challenging.
We believe that a young child should enjoy going to school, free from the pressure to perform or the fear of failure, and not in competition with peers. Confidence and the ability to challenge difficult situations are far more important than test results.
The acquisition of knowledge is far more effective when driven by interest rather than forced onto a child. A young child is never wrong, but rather, exploring the possibilities.
Comfortable and natural facility with top-notch faculty. Growing school with innovative ideas, updated technology, traditional values and caring staff. Currently through 3rd grade but growing one year at a time. Elementary school is 50% Japanese nationals. Academic and socialization is conducted in English.