About MeySen Our Programs, Curriculum
& Educational Principles

Programs

Kangaroo Club (Age 1 ~ 2)

This parent-child participation group meets once a week to strengthen the bonds between parents and their 1 and 2 year-olds, making memories in a fun and learning environment.

Kindergarten (Age 3 ~ 5)

MeySen Kindergarten offers a unique program for children ages 3 - 5 year-olds. Kindergarten students who start at an early age can attend MeySen for up to three years. This duration of relationship creates a special bond between many students and their teachers during these important developmental years.

Friends Club (1st ~ 6th grade)

Friends Club allows children in elementary grades 1 through 6 to continue their English studies after graduating from MeySen Kindergarten. Students attend English classes that are held after regular school hours three times a week. Friends Club’s many trips and activities provide opportunities for students to apply their English in practical settings.

Premier School (Age 4 ~ 6th grade)

True to its name, Premier School is the highest-level academic program MeySen offers. This course of study is designed with the goal of bringing students to full bilingual ability in English and Japanese.

Starting with two years of kindergarten and continuing for six years of after-school study through 6th Grade, this program offers a concentrated English education. A parental commitment for the student to participate for the entire eight years of the program is required before the student can be enrolled in Premier School Kindergarten.

Curriculum

The GrapeSEED program is based on the oral language acquisition and critical listening principles of natural language learning.

ORAL LANGUAGE INTERACTION THAT IS DEEPER, MORE CONNECTED.

Oral language and critical listening is the foundational basis of learning a language. The main instructional strategy in teachers’ toolboxes is their language. GrapeSEED gives teachers a specific set of strategies and practices to increase the effectiveness of language and literacy instruction for all children.

WHERE LEARNING IS FUN AND ALL NATURAL.

GrapeSEED makes learning fun for children. Research shows that when kids are engaged, they learn. GrapeSEED equips teachers with innovative resources that bring language to life with songs, chants, music, pictures, stories and more.

TEACHING STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES THAT ACCELERATE LANGUAGE

GrapeSEED is a thoughtful approach that strengthens and supports oral language needs, which means teaching vocabulary and comprehension using meaningful and engaging strategies. With enhanced personal connections, instruction comes alive for both children and teachers.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS

Professional development is the key to inspiring teachers and empowering students. GrapeSEED offers carefully crafted support that addresses the needs of teachers and schools with powerful end results, enlightening teacher practice and engaging students.
Learn more about GrapeSEED curriculum here: https://www.grapeseed.com/solutions/grapeseed/

Educational Principles

Although the school has no special affiliation with any denomination or religious organization, the standards of our management are rooted in the ethics and guiding principles of Christianity. The expectations we have of our students, teachers, and staff are based on the character principles of Christianity, while our curriculum openly incorporates Biblical principles and values. MeySen fosters an open and dynamic interaction among teachers, students, and parents of all faiths, enhancing the international teaching experience for our teachers.

TRUTH

To teach out students the difference between right and wrong, and how to discern between good and evil.

KINDNESS

To instill in our students good manners, social skills, and the desire to care for others so they will grow to develop healthy relationships.

NATURE

To encourage our students to understand the grand design of which they are a part, and to inspire them to grow to be whole in every facet of their being: spirit, soul and body.

ENVIRONMENT

To provide an engaging, child-centered environment where students interact with the wonder of the natural world through a variety of plants and animals.

LANGUAGE

To instill in our students a deep appreciate for the richness of the Japanese language, and to develop their proficiency in its use so that their mastery of the language will contribute to their intellectual accomplishment and success in life.

COMMUNICATION

To cultivate our students’ fascination with languages and cultures other than their own, and to enrich their lives through exposure to foreign relationships, global opportunities and a stimulating English environment.