We, The Japanese Language School of Greater Hartford (ハートフォード日本語学校), offer classes every Saturday morning in the West Hartford area of Connecticut.
We are also sometimes called The Japanese Language Supplementary School of Greater Hartford, or simply Japanese School by our students.
We support the learning of Japanese language and culture for Japanese speaking children living in Connecticut.
While studying at American school on weekdays, our main role is to provide supplementary guidance at this school once a week for daily Japanese language learning at home.
We aim to develop international human beings through the invaluable experience of receiving education at a local school in the United States on weekdays and the support of Japanese language education at our school.
The Hartford Japanese Language School treats every child equally, no matter their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in admissions, programs and such that are conducted by the Japanese Language School of Greater Hartford.
By creating an environment that is easier and more enjoyable to learn, we can support the daily efforts of children and parents and help lay the foundation for learning Japanese at home.
Furthermore, we aim to be a safe place where Japanese-speaking people can gather and bond.
We work to help the Japanese community as well as our students' education with seasonal events, including Field Day and a New Year's Celebration.
Our school, established in 1989, started with about 10 Japanese families gathering together.
We started as an "exchange class", in which parents brought together their time and effort to teach their children.
From our humble beginning, May 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of our establishment.
In terms of both education and management of the school, the spirit of our founders remain to this day, reflected in our hard working faculty and parents.
We would like to maintain and enhance our educational activities in the future with the cooperation of our faculty, community, and students.