How did you find BIS Meguro（SOMOS） from the U.S.?
I used to live in Meguro and knew about BIS Meguro（SOMOS） before giving birth. I also checked the BIS Meguro website before coming back to Japan.
What was the main point in your decision to choose BIS Meguro?
One of the main reasons is when we came to check out BIS Meguro we saw that the different age groups were together and because my youngest daughter was going to come to BIS Meguro also I didn’t want an environment of total separation. Having different age groups together is good for children as it helps them to socialize which is what I was looking for.
What was the reason for you to decide to send all your children to BIS Meguro（SOMOS）?
It was convenient and easy to come as the bus stopped in front of our apartment. After looking at 2-3 different schools we decided on BIS Meguro（Somos） because we saw how the kids were singing and how there were lots of parents from foreign countries, as well as Japanese parents and half Japanese parents. We thought that it was good environment to learn how to get along. Its a good place for kids to develop their identity.
Do you have any advice for the parents who are thinking of joining BIS Meguro?
Dad: For kids – Let them do what they want to do. Do not entrap them. Teach them cultural differences and experiences. I think as parents we see BIS Meguro as a place where kids not only learn English but they also learn about what other cultures are like.
Mom: I think the parents who want their kids to enter this kind of school are thinking about what they want the kids to learn or study. They learn more than what the parents expect.
How do you see your children after attending BIS Meguro?
After going to BIS Meguro they are more independent and confident. Emma is able to do show and tell in front of many people. Also she is able to dance in front of parents. Anri is always with Emma at home but at BIS Meguro Anri is on her own, so she has her own independence and can do things without Emma, while Saku enjoys English and singing and dancing.
どのように BIS Meguro（SOMOS）を見つけましたか？
「英語 目黒」でgoogle検索したところ、住まいの区のヒットが少なくてBIS Meguro（SOMOS）がヒットしました。また徒歩圏内だったことで決めました。
おうちでBIS Meguroのことを話しますか？ / なんて言っていますか？
How do you see your son after attending BIS Meguro?
I think Riku is always excited after coming from BIS Meguro. He’s always saying the teacher’s names and always pretends to be different teachers and is comfortable talking about school. I think there’s a lot of things Riku has learned like concentration, interest in reading and if he needs something he can always ask.
What made you decide to join BIS Meguro?
BIS Meguro is very close to where I work so it was very convenient. Another reason is eventually we would like to return to Melbourne, Australia so we want Riku to not be behind in his schooling. We also liked the curriculum at BIS Meguro. We like how kids are exposed to many different countries and cultures.