"A child’s spontaneity and wonder are things to treasure for as long as they last; for the greatest minds, they last a lifetime."

New program at MEES:

MEES the Forest

March 25th to 29th, 2024

LET THE GOOD TIMES SPRING AT MEES

MEES Spring Program 2024!

-For Preschool age (1 to 6 years old)
    -at Hakusan
    -at Sendagi
    -at Komagome

-For Elementary age (6 to 12 years old)
    -at Hakusan

The Spring Program at MEES is a great opportunity for your child to get a feel of the innovative education system offered at MEES. Children will follow a similar program throughout the day as during the regular program. In a mixed age classroom there will be group meetings, followed by breaking up in smaller groups doing lessons, activities and projects, children are free to choose which activity they want to join on the day. A few short times throughout the day they work independently on tablets, using the application carefully selected for the MEES regular programs. 

Children will be immersed in a full English environment, with the emphasis on enjoyment!

Fees Main Course (9:00 to 14:00):
5 Days:    
-¥45,000 (Tax not included)
3 Days Monday, Wednesday, Friday:   
-¥29,700 (Tax not included)
2 Days Tuesday, Thursday:   
-¥23,400 (Tax not included)

Fees Extended Course (9:00 to 18:00):    
5 Days:    
-¥55,000 (Tax not included)
3 Days Monday, Wednesday, Friday:   
-¥36,300 (Tax not included)
2 Days Tuesday, Thursday:   
-¥28,600 (Tax not included)

-A 100% organic western style school lunch is included in the tuition
-Limited seats available. Application will close when limit is reached

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Welcome Message

A warm and hearty welcome to you from all of us in the MEES community!

As a firm believer that there is no single educational approach that works for all children, it has been my life’s ambition to create a school which truly puts the child at the center. Children are instinctual learners who, with no external interference, become independent thinkers. Thus, when included in the design of their own learning, what is learned becomes meaningful and enhances their enthusiasm and enjoyment. We aim to nurture their passion for learning in a dynamic and fluid environment and to guide them in their ownership of it.

Today’s world presents ever-changing challenges and, at the same time, ever-increasing opportunities. Having researched the world’s most innovative approaches to educational techniques and having applied aspects of a variety of well-respected and proven educational systems for learning, MEES offers a unique educational platform. MEES fosters students’ growth through authentic experiences and projects that grow agency, self-advocacy and a love of learning while allowing us all to constantly improve, change and grow alongside our students.

We are looking forward to welcoming your child and your family to the MEES community.

Euft van den Berg
Head of School / founder of MEES

MEES' Core Beliefs

MEES is child-centered. When a child is entrusted to take ownership over his/her own learning, the child is more invested and what is learned has real meaning to the child. 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.

With the focus on independence, creativity, problem solving, communication, collaboration 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.

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.

Digital awareness at MEES

At our school, we believe that preparing children for the future means equipping them with the skills to navigate and integrate technology into their lives. We understand that technology plays a vital role in today's society and that it will continue to shape the way we live and work.

Our curriculum is designed to give children the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a technology-driven world. We provide students with hands-on experience using cutting-edge technology and teach them how to use it safely and responsibly. Our students learn programming, coding, and digital design, which helps them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

We also incorporate technology into our classrooms in a way that enhances the learning experience. Students can access educational resources and interactive learning tools to supplement their studies.

Our school is dedicated to providing children with the tools they need to thrive in a technology-driven future. We believe that an education that includes a strong foundation in technology is essential for success in today's world.

In addition to teaching technical skills, we also provide our students with a strong education in other areas such as math, science, reading and writing, and social studies. We encourage students to explore their interests and passions, and to apply the skills they learn in technology to other subjects.

Our goal is to empower our students to become creative problem-solvers and lifelong learners, ready to adapt to the ever-evolving world of technology. With our innovative curriculum and hands-on approach, we are confident that our students are well-prepared for the future.

Administrative Team

Mr. Euft

Head of School
Founder

Ms. Sara

Preschool Director

Mr. Remen

Administrative Officer

Ms. Kaori

Administrative Officer

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program Hakusan

MEES Hakusan Team

Ms. Juliette

Elementary School

Ms. Anna

Elementary School

Mr. Koichi

Elementary School

Afternoon Elementary Immersion Program

Ms. Aurane

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

Ms. Luciana

Preschool

Afternoon Elementary Immersion Program

Ms. Lisa

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

Mr. Cathal

Preschool

Afternoon Elementary English Club

Mr. Sealth

Preschool

Afternoon Elementary English Club

Ms. Ola

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

Mr. Jimmy

Afternoon Elementary Immersion Program

MEES Sendagi Team

Ms. Tara

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program


Elementary English Class

Mr. Sebastian

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

Ms. Yumi

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

Ms. Malin

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

MEES Komagome Team

Mr. Gabe

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program

Elementary English Class

Ms. Luza

Preschool

Afternoon Preschool Immersion Program



Luca Deli Kitchen

We are happy to have Lucadeli catering to MEES. The food is 100% organic, caters to children with food restrictions and most of all tastes amazing!

It is included in the tuition as we believe it is important for children to learn about international tastes at a young age.

MEES Bus Service

MEES Bus Service is available for Morning/Full day program and Afternoon Programs.
For more information about bus routes, please contact the school.

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