From his father
I will start out by saying I highly recommend SUI for anyone seeking to place their child in a English learning environment.
I am an American and only speak English. My wife is Japanese and is proficient in English. We are a bilingual household, so naturally we made goals to ensure our son would retain and elevate his English when he started school. Placing him in SUI fulfilled those language goals and we believed his experience there greatly benefited his early childhood development. Through SUI’s Montessori curriculum, we saw our son’s growth in social skills, activity participation, listening comprehension, etiquette development while retaining his self identity. The principle Mitsuyo provided council for discussing your child’s current development and recommendations for transitioning to the next levels of education.
Their mindfulness to adjusting school activities based on the children’s interest benefited their engagement. For example, our son along with a few other students really loved and were passionate learning about dinosaurs facts and history. So Sui decided to make their annual art show program themed around dinosaurs. This flexibility is a great lesson to show children, at an early age, that they have the ability to influence their environment.
As parents we know or have heard stories of kids who are reluctant to go to school. So, we were very happy to see that our son always looked forward to go to SUI with excitement each day. He loved his classmates, his teachers and administrators, he LOVED SUI!