2. FAQ


Q. Please tell us about the beginning of the school.

SAINTS started at the Oglethorpe University campus in September 1990 with 16 kindergartners and 7 elementary children. Mr. Andrew Young, then the mayor of Atlanta and a U.N. ambassador, gave us a warm welcome.

Q. What is Two-Way Immersion?

There are over 330 Two-Way Immersion schools in the U.S. Most are English and Spanish two-way immersion schools in California, Texas, Florida and other states. Since Japanese and English Two-Way Immersion schools are rare, we attract the attention of many experts and we are constantly exchanging information. Please see the “Parents’ Guide to Our Two-Way Immersion School” for more details

Q. Please tell us about your student body.

SAINTS has become a truly international school, with students from bilingual, Japanese, and English speaking families. Japanese children and American children study and play together, speaking their own languages freely and learning language from each other.

Q. Where do your teachers come from?

We receive many resumes from around the world and are fortunate to be able to choose excellent and devoted teachers. The teachers have a good understanding of the current educational situation in both Japan and America, and are front-runners in the development of educational ideals and values for the future.

Q. Can my child maintain a high level of English?

All SAINTS’ students, including students from Japan, in 3rd grade and above take the IOWA Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and many score at grade level or higher. Many of our graduates who went on to local schools, public or private, maintained a high level of both English and Japanese. They have received the highest score of 5 in AP US History, AP Language, etc. during their high school years, which means it may be easier for them to graduate from college sooner as those credits can be transferred and counted as college level courses.

Q. Where are the children now who have previously attended SAINTS?

In the Atlanta area, children have been accepted by Atlanta Christian, Atlanta International School, Galloway, Greater Lovett, Marist, Mt. Pisgah Christian, Notre Dame, Wesleyan, Westminster, Woodward etc. In public school, many of them are in advanced math classes. They also score high on standardized achievement tests.

Some children have transferred to Seigakuin schools in Japan. Others have been accepted by Aoyama Gakuin, Canadian Academy, Edogawa Jyoshi, Futaba, Gakushuin, Seitoku, ICU highschool, Ibaraki Christian Junior Highschool, Ichikawa Gakuen, Gyoshu, Kenmei Gakuin, Kaisei, Kokugakuin, Nishimachi International school, Seinan Jogakuin, Seitoku Gakuen, Shibaura Koudai Fuzoku, Tamagawa Gakuen, Tokyo International school, Waseda-jitsugyo, Waseda Saga, Sibuyamakuhari, etc.

We have received the news that our older graduates have been accepted into colleges and graduate schools such as Chuo, Tsukuba, Doshisha, Gakushuin, ICU, Keio, Meiji, Nagoya, Ochanomizu, Rikkyo, Ritsumeikan, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Waseda, American University, Auburn University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Colorado (Boulder), Cornell University, Emory University, Emory Oxford, Emerson, University of GA, GA State University, GA Tech, Hampshire College, Hendrix College, Lewis & Clark College, Louisiana State University, Michigan State, University of Michigan, New York University, St. Olaf College (MN), University of Oregon, University of Pittsburgh, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, Rhodes College (TN), University of Vermont, Willamette University (OR), US Merchant Marine Academy, Virginia Tech, Washington College, etc. and also selected for the Japanese Critical Language Scholarship Program by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs/American Coucils for International Education.

*Seigakuin Atlanta International School does not discriminate on the basis of any race, sex, color, nationality, and ethnic origin.