Meguro Campus - Principal & Faculty

Message from the Meguro Campus Principal

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Campus Principal
Elizabeth de Souza

Aoba-Japan International School Meguro campus is a kindergarten located in the heart of Tokyo. Our kindergarten offers a valued program for children from the age of 1and a half to 6. Kindergarten is the initial education for the children and our school staff devotes its effort to ensure that the children benefit from their school life. We seek to first understand the children, then to be understood.

Aoba aims to help individuals enjoy learning in a safe and caring environment. The children learn through study, crafts, games, experiments, play and swimming. As the children progress through kindergarten, they are prepared for a seamless transition to grade school.

Correa, Maria

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“When we love and laugh with our patient, we elevate the highest degree of healing, which is inner peace.”

-Leslie Gibson

Fumiyo Mori

Office Administrator

Meguro Campus

The only way to have a friend is to be one.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inoue, Asami

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“Children don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are” – By Jim Henson

Koike, Nobuhito

Music Teacher

Cross Campus

I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
-Ludwig Van Beethoven

Mondragon Sato, Merle

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Roosevelt

Santos, Lycette

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“Educating the mind without educating the  heart is no education at all.”  – Aristotle
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

Seo, Yasuko

Japanese and Art Teacher

Meguro Campus

“Where there’s a will, where there’s a way.”  (意志あるところに道あり)

Sitnik, Pawel

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

Tong, Allison

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

-John Dewey

Yajima, Bobby

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Meguro Campus

“If you have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Dr. Seuss