Parent Testimonials

 

We’d like to share some feedback from the parents at EtonHouse Tokyo. A wonderful reinforcement indeed, of the work put in by the teachers.

Shaun Rust of Kindergarten 1
Our daughters had the pleasure of attending Eton House International Preschool in Tokyo for almost 2 years. From the very first day both our children were provided with a very engaging, supportive & hand’s on learning environment. I’d have to say the pre-school is a warm, welcoming & safe environment with lots of diversity. The teachers & support staff are truly fantastic. They always have the children’s best interests at heart and provide a great balance between nurturing & learning. We found our children to become much more independent and improve in their written & communication skills. Their multiple language skills (Japanese, Mandarin & English), as well as their confidence in expressing their thoughts and ideas were greatly developed while at Eton House. We also travelled quite frequently in and out of Japan throughout the 2 years and Eton house remained very supportive and accommodating during this time. We highly recommend EtonHouse as an outstanding international pre-school!

Emily Josephsohn of Nursery 2
We have been most impressed with our EtonHouse experience. Our daughter is engaged in meaningful, stimulating activities throughout her day that develop both her academic and social skill sets. Her teachers are a marvelous mix of child psychologist and educator–they operate with an unconditional positive regard for the children and ask thought-provoking questions that allow the children to explore and draw their own conclusions. Their use of the emergent curriculum model is outstanding and so exciting that we as parents are drawn to continue the themes at home. The teachers quickly tuned into our daughter’s strengths and areas for development and set thoughtful goals for her. She feels safe and attended to in class. She comes home speaking in Mandarin and is excited to teach us what she has learned. She loves school–What an excellent way to begin an education!

Chiemi Odake of Kindergarten 2
My son has attended EtonHouse Tokyo since he was 2 years old. There are many international schools in Tokyo. But I can assure you EtonHouse is a cut above the rest.

The point is that EtonHouse has a bilingual education. We are Japanese native. We use only Japanese at home. That means he could not understand any English and Mandarin when he joined the school.

The school tried to let him stay comfortable at school at first and tried to expose him to English and Mandarin. They also arranged him English and Mandarin after school classes as much as they could. Every teacher and all the staff talk and communicate with him a lot every day, read many books and ask him many questions, give him an opportunity to present to friends. Now he’s 5 years old, thanks to that, he can make himself understood in three languages.

I think this drove him to various interests. For instance, he loves watching world news. And he’s interested in weather, science, nature, geography and current political matters. It’s a synergistic effect. I believe that bilingual (or trilingual) education will create a multiple effect for my son’s life in the future.

Experienced-based study, the child-focused curriculum at EtonHouse also nurtured his gifts. And he learned how to solve problems, how to discuss with friends and how to achieve his goals.

In addition, he also had great opportunities to meet, be a friend to people from different countries, experience different cultures. Teachers in this school are from many countries, full of knowledge and rich experiences in of early-childhood education.

I believe my choice was right having chosen EtonHouse for my son, and his experiences there will surely bring about positive impact to his future.

I am very satisfied with EtonHouse Tokyo and everything about it. In summary EtonHouse is an amazing School that children can benefit from. My son has completely settled and developed a strong foundation at EtonHouse Tokyo and that will allow him to continuously improve in life. Thank you, EtonHouse Tokyo!!

Annabelle Landry of Japanese Early Learning Center
Our son has been attending EtonHouse’s Japanese Early Learning Centre since June 2013. From the moment he walked in, he felt right at home. Indeed, the very day we went in to tour the facilities, our little one, seeing that the other kids were congregated around a low table eating their morning snacks in the bright, large nursery room, walked straight up to them, seated himself down, looked towards me with a smile on his face and asked: “Where is MY snack mummy?” Needless to say, I was sold!

If the facilities had passed our Litmus test, we were nonetheless keen to find out more about the Reggio Emilia philosophy the school has based its curriculum on. Our children’s education being of paramount importance to us (we believe, for instance, in instilling sound eating habits and developing lifelong interest in health and learning), we knew we wanted to find an institution whose philosophy and culture resonated with our own personal values.

EtonHouse International School proved to be just what we were looking for: a warm and stimulating environment where each child’s interest is carefully considered and drawn upon, and where an emphasis is placed on health and nutrition. We also found that the educators are quite competent and nurturing, and that they ensure all developmental aspects of a child – be it social, emotional, physical or cognitive – are all finely tuned under their guidance.

Unlike many schools where schedules are rigid and allow very little leeway, EtonHouse lets you make changes to your child’s monthly attendance pattern, and is always willing to accommodate whenever possible. As an example, we enrolled our son in a weekly after school Mandarin class only to realise, a few weeks later, that it wasn’t the best fit, and so upon consulting with the director, we were able to switch him to a music class, which suited him better.

Since our son’s first day at EtonHouse, we have regularly witnessed the positive effects of the school’s state-of-the-art pedagogy and teaching practices. We believe the staff’s unparalleled dedication and its concerted efforts in making the world a better place by shaping our kids’ futures and opening their minds onto a realm of possibilities are the school’s best assets. We really do wish there were more schools like EtonHouse!

Rio Takayama of Kindergarten 2

3歳からお世話になり早三年!

声が大きくて態度も大きい娘を温かく見守り育てて頂き、本当にありがとうございました。

家では100%日本語の環境の中、英語も中国語も話せるようになりました。

子供の適応能力には驚かされますね。

様々な国のお友達と交流でき、色々な文化がありそれを理解し認める大切さも学んでくれているようです。

イートンハウスを卒園するのは淋しい気持ちもありますが、成長の証ですね。

またサマースクール等でお世話になれたらと思います。

本当にありがとうございました!

Kendo Takahashi of Kindergarten 1

二歳から四歳半まで二年半、イートンハウスにて経験した全てのことに
とても感謝しています。
子供をイートンハウスに通わせることを決めた理由は、
後々に中華圏に住む可能性があったこと、友人からの薦めがあったこと、
イートンハウスのフィロソフィーが子供の成長に役立つかもしれないと思ったこと、
学校見学の際に事務局の方も含めてあたたかさを感じたからです。

実際にお世話になって思ったことは、
第一にイートンハウスには良い先生がいるということ、
その先生達が子供の個性を認めてくれることにより
自身を肯定でき、自信を持ち、いつも生き生きとしていたことです。
無理やり何かを押し付けてやらされることがなかったことや少人数教育が良かったのかもしれません。
毎日学校で友達と遊ぶことを楽しみにしていて、
学校に行きたくないと言った日は1日もありませんでした。
先生方は、子育ての相談にも丁寧にのってくださりました。

それから、イートンハウスの裏にのびのびと遊べる檜町公園があるのはラッキーです。
あの公園は遊具が少ない分、子供が自分達で遊びを考えて遊べます。
うちの子はあの公園で放課後、毎日何時間もクラスメイトと遊び、
お陰で体力もついたように思います。

そして今、中華圏のインターナショナルスクールに転校してからも、
違和感なく毎日楽しく学校通い、異なるバックグラウンドの友達とも交流しています。
語学面では、イートンハウスに在学中、一時クラスメイトの90%が自宅にて日本語を話す子供ばかりだったことがありますが、
現在の先生に話を聞いたところ、英語は問題なし、むしろ一学年上の生徒が読む本を読んでも良いと許可され、
一学年上のクラスに行き、本を選び貸し出してもらっています。
中国語に関して、日本に住んでいた時は殆ど話さなかったのですが、中華圏に来て2か月程で良く話すようになりました。
地元の方に聞くところによると、発音や言い回しも良いそうです。

何よりアットホームは、イートンハウスにて子供自身に自信をもたせてくれたこと、
良い友達に巡り会えたことにとても感謝しています。
日本に帰ったらイートンハウスに行きたいと言っています。
本当にありがとうございました。


This page was last edited on July 11, 2016