Ms. N (A parent of an Elementary student)

I chose Columbia International School for my daughter’s education because of the school philosophy, safe and happy environment and how teachers treat students were my top priorities. What I found about CIS was
1. Teachers were all full of passion and serious about education, and the school puts the importance on “The whole child education” approach.
2. Teachers and staff were very kind to those parents who did not speak and understand English
3. Classrooms and bathrooms were clean and safe.
These were the reasons why I decided to send my daughter to CIS.

On the first day, my daughter came back home crying and saying “I couldn’t understand what the teachers were saying.” then she didn’t want to go to school on the second day. But on the third day she stopped crying and in a half year or so she couldn’t wait for Mondays as she wanted to go to school every day. I found her using the language for daily communication. I as a parent also met good parents and we share concerns and experience with each other and found my school life very valuable too.
The best thing I like about CIS is that my child could build the language skills through using it in real communication and it happened very naturally. Teachers watch and care for students very professionally and help us guide to a better direction. This was something more than I expected and I am very happy about it.
It is not common in Japan where we can experience western education on a daily basis. CIS have been giving us opportunities and experience that we can’t have at other schools and it has to be NOW for my daughter.
I am confident and have no hesitate to say CIS can be one of the best options.

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