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Parent's Review of Tokyo YMCA in Toyocho, Japan

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Tokyo YMCA

In what town or city is this school located?

Toyocho

What grade levels are represented at this school?

PK-?

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Train

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

The facilities are bad. There is a roof playground. Many children play after school in a dangerous area.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

The curriculum is easy and all students don't fail, so it is easy. They are some good teachers there. The ESL teachers are not experienced in ESL.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

The PTA is not anymore because they are angry with the many changes at the school. Too much is too much. The administration of the school is crazy and all the good teachers are leaving

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

go for a little while and get to a better school. That is what the teachers will tell you and that is what they do. It used to be ok, but not now.

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guest
Dec 12, 2011 19:00

This is so true. It is a joke school. The administrations do not have teaching credentials. Teachers get fired for complaining about the bad things the school does.

guest
Feb 21, 2012 20:10

This is a very true review of the school. I sent my children there for a while. After the new "administration" took over, allmost all of the teachers have left. They have the only teachers who couldn't find other jobs now. There are safety issues with the school too.

guest
Dec 20, 2012 19:08

this is true. It is a way to go to a real school. Just go and be nice to the principal and vice principal. I mean nice.

guest
Mar 26, 2013 21:13

Teacher's don't stay at the school. That is a good sign or bad? Every year it is a new teacher.

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