Reader Question: Japanese Elementary Schools
CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE
Last week I received the following email in my in-box, and unfortunately I had no immediate answer for her. I’m extending this question to all of our readers with experience: do you or did you put your primarily English-speaking American children in a Japanese elementary school here on Okinawa, and if so, where? What was your experience like? Any feedback is welcome!
My husband and I just got to Okinawa [recently]. He’s stationed at Camp Schwab and we’ve been authorized to live out in Onna Village, close for my husband’s commute. I’d like to find out about any elementary (Japanese/American) schools for my 5 yr old daughter (Kinder) and 9 year old daughter (4th gr.). We also have an 18 mos old boy, who we’d like to place in a Japanese childcare. We’ve had the children tutored in CA for Japanese, so they are becoming conversational in the language.
I did some research on-line and just noticed that Okinawa Christian International has been closed for one week due to a swine flu outbreak!
Any information would be helpful!