The MBIS Montessori Preschool program is made up of children aged 3-5. Classrooms are specifically designed for the children. The mixed-aged children share the same classroom and learn from each other. Younger children get a chance to look ahead and see what is coming next by watching the older children.

Older children have the opportunity to reinforce their knowledge by sharing it with the younger children.

The program gives children the opportunity to explore and discover various areas of the classroom including; practical life, sensorial learning, and mathematics.

A strong focus is placed on English language development through phonics, whole language building, and group circle times conducted throughout the day. Children are enriched through science, culture, geography and art activities. They learn to respect others’ work and space, excuse themselves, greet each other, and treat each other fairly. They also take an active role in maintaining their classroom.

Montessori Testimonials

“MBIS is the best international school in Kansai. Our son was happy, active and growing the whole school year.”  – Ritesh Mookim (father of a five year old boy)

“The Staff is phenomenal and the program helps to prepare all kids for Kindergarten and First Grade. We have been extremely pleased and impressed and couldn’t have asked for a better education for our kids.” – Kim Bowman (mother of a five year old boy)

“I appreciate all of the teachers for their hard work in teaching children. It is easy for me to ask them for advice regarding my son’s language learning. My son says that he enjoys coming to Marist. I’m happy with how the teachers educate children and help to bring forth the good part of each child.” – Masahiro Hayakawa (father of a six year old boy)

“The Montessori teachers work very hard to support the children. I trust them 100%. The children influence each other and are learning and growing together in a mixed-age group environment. I think Montessori is a great program.” – Kanako Sasaki (mother of a four year old boy)

“I think the children are learning how to respect others and themselves and how it is important to always try your best; all in a warm, homely environment. The children are also learning how to be polite in class. We really appreciate the teachers’ hard work.” – Miho Tempesta (mother of a five year old girl and three year old boy)

“I think Marist Brothers International School helps children become independent.” – Akiko Noda (mother of a four year old girl)

“I like children having so much variety of activities and work to choose from every day. Also I’m happy that my child loves and admires her homeroom teachers so much.” – Mio Ranni (mother of a three year old girl)

Parent Handbook