Q1:Do I have to wait until next trimester or the next school year to enroll my child?
No, we accept new students any time as long as we have a vacancy. However, we don’t know what level your child’s English ability is, so your child might not be able to join the same age class. Plus we may suggest you that you’d better have private lessons before joining the group lesson.
Q2:What kind of events do you have?
We have Halloween, Christmas, field trips, open day, extracurricular activities like going to a Fire station and a Disaster prevention center, plus the Japanese usual events as well.
Q3:Do you have out-door activity like park time every day?
Yes, we do, as long as the weater is good. There’s a park just behind our school.
Q4:From what age can children join Smile Kids?
Children need to be able to walk to the park unassisted, so the minimum age is 18 months.
Q5:Do you accept children in diapers as young as 2 years old?
Yes, we do. When you start to train her/him to use shorts, please let us know. We can support what you do.
Q6:Is it possible to observe a class or do you have a trial lesson?
Yes, please call us or email to make an appointment. Please visit us with your child in the morning session from 10:40 from Wednesday to Friday. Your child can have a trial lesson with no charge after the interview on the observation day.
Q7:Can we get a discount if a sibling joins the school as well?
Yes, the second child will get a 10 % discount from the tuition fees.
Q8:Do children have homework?
We give original homework to our kinder students monthly.
Q9:Are the teachers foreigners? Are they native English speakers?？
Yes, they are all native English teachers in Kinder Class. Teachers in Nursery Class are also native Eiglish speakers or a teacher from countries which use English in everyday use. And all of them have experience at English education and teaching small children.
Q10:Can you arrange make-up lessons for missed classes?
Yes, we can only for Nursery Class students and Saturday Class students.
Q11:Is it possible to leave school for longer than a month without paying tuition.
No, this is not possible. However, we do make some exceptions.
Q12:Do parents need to be fluent English speakers?
No, phone calls and communications to and from the school will be in English or native Japanese as required.
Q13:Do you have any English class for children who graduated from Smile Kids?
Yes, we do, but it’s not during the normal lesson time. It’s one of the extracurricular activities after school.