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News Type: 
Monday, June 18, 2018

Hot shot Tennis camp

1st SESSION: August 6 - 10
2nd SESSION: August 13 - 17
(Monday THRU Friday)
TIMES: 10:00-12:00 OR/AND 16:00-18:00

Jinji Tennis Center is offering summer junior tennis lessons at Saint Maur indoor gym for students aged 6 -14 years old, and whose skill sets range from first-time beginner to intermediate players. All the students will learn body coordination skills, fitness guidelines, tennis rules, 5 basic shots, and how to play a doubles game.

Jinji Tennis is using the PTR Progression System, which allows the coach to manage the child learning process. Camp fee: 20,000 yen / per week / 5 lessons. The tennis lessons are indoor.

4 reasons to get your kids involved in tennis.

It promotes health and fitness for kids.

Tennis is a great sport that teaches children life lessons.

Tennis is fun, every child will receive tennis gift during the camp.

Convenient location in central Yokohama

Jinji Tennis Center at Saint Maur International School
83 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 231-8654

sign up at:

Mobile phone: 080-3576-1300 (Shai Gigi)

What to bring: water, spare shirt, towel, tennis racket, sports shoes. No toilets on premises. 

Planning Ahead - Montessori Field Trips 2018-2019

News Type: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Our Montessori Field Trips are locked in for next year, 2018-2019. Please take note of the dates and let our teachers know if you would be able to help supervise. Happy Summer!

  • November 7th - Mikan picking Miss. Mimi's class 
  • November 8th - Mikan picking Miss. Sallie's class
  • November 9th - Mikan picking Miss. Catherine's class

In the case of rain 14th, 15th, 16th

  • January 18th Daily 5 (5year old) Shinagawa Aquarium

  • January 18th 3 and 4 year old Teddy Bear's Picnic
  • February 1st Hamagin Science Museum 4 and 5 year olds / Theme day for 3 year olds


  • March 8th Montessori Sports Day

Nogeyama Zoo

  • April 9th Miss. Sallie's class
  • April 11th Miss. Miss. Mimi's class
  • April 12th Miss. Catherine's class

In case of rain 16th, 17th, 18th

  • May 24th Whole School Elementary, French and Montessori Picnic at Negishi Park

Kids Baseball from September

News Type: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Starting September 2018 we will have a new Kids Baseball in Saint Maur operated by e-love sports project

"e-love sports project" runs an international sport schools and international baseball teams, such as the Tokyo Hiroo Little League in Tokyo.
The program has been developed and is currently instructed by a former professional baseball player.

①Original program developed by former Nippon Professional Baseball players.
②Original Baseball Drills
Probably the first and only school using graded drills in Japan.
③Playing game with other team
④It is all about having fun

Saturdays  15:15-16:15 starting 1st September 2018

To check session dates, please check HERE

Age : 5-8 years old

Location : Saint Maur's Peverley Place, 3-84 Chiyozaki-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama

From Dress Suit to Wetsuit - Senior Trip 2018

News Type: 
Monday, May 28, 2018

On Monday 21 May, 30 brave Seniors and 2 scared teachers embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime called: the Senior Trip. 

On the menu of the three days: rafting, canyoning, hiking, singing, stargazing, a bonfire and a good deal of relaxing by the river. It was interesting to see everyone way out of their comfort zones, bobbing up and down the river, on or off a raft! We are well used to taking risks academically, artistically or in the arena of sports, but that was something quite different. If you were standing at the top of a 20-meter-high waterfall, with rocks at the bottom, would you trust the person behind you to help you abseil down? Well, our Seniors did! And that was just a part of the canyoning adventure. Get out there and try for yourself! (Canyons, Minakami, Gunma prefecture).

The Seniors overwhelmingly enjoyed their Senior Trip. After the high-octane stuff, here is to a successful run-up to their Graduation as their preparation officially starts tomorrow!

Prom 2018 - A celebration for the classes of 2018 and of 2019

News Type: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

On Friday 18 May, Saint Maur's glitterati gathered at Iseyama Hills's Grand Venezia ballroom, in Yokohama, for the annual Junior and Senior Prom.

This was the Seniors' first celebratory event in the run-up to their graduation on Saturday 2 May. The mood was decidedly festive as the Prom Committee members were busy putting the final touches to the ballroom and cheerful guests were arriving in their regal suits, gowns and dresses. The students were in good company as Mrs Yamada was their guest of honour, to celebrate (and lament!) her retirement this year. They all remember the economics-themed Promposal which took place in the auditorium a few weeks back. The festivities were officially opened by Mr Matsumoto's toast, upon which a four-course meal was served, before students and chaperones launched onto the dance floor to show a few dance moves. Other guests chose to go all Vogue, and struck poses at the photo booth where our photographers, Mrs Jaroscakova and alumnus Avkash M., were hard at work. Then came the Great Reveal of the 2018 Prom Court! Our congratulations to Mr Gregoriades for winning the Most Original sash, to Pieter and Aya for Best Couple, Phoebe and Jenson for Princess and Prince, and finally to Céline and Pieter for Prom Queen and Prom King.

Another successful event, another sparkling Prom. Watch this space for more Graduation-related articles.

Presentation "The Longest Swim"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

In 1998, Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean in support of cancer research as a tribute to his father. Despite being followed by a shark for five days, being stung by jellyfish, and being completely exhausted, Ben successfully completed the swim in 73 days.

This time, The Longest Swim will be the 1st attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean. After his daily 8-hour swim, Ben will jump onboard the support sailing yacht “Discoverer” to eat, rest and spend time with the crew. The crew will mark his GPS location when he breaks for the day, and bring him to that exact spot to dive back in the next morning.

Meet some of the crew and support team including Paul Lecomte this Friday 25th May at 10:30 in the Saint Maur International School auditorium.

They will talk about the swim, but also about the various scientific experiments that will be taking place during this 6 to 8 months journey across the pacific ocean. The crew will use the equipment donated by 12 renown institutions (NASA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…), such as a net to sample plastic, and an advanced pH-meter to learn more about ocean pollution.

We are very happy to have the honor of their presence on our campus.

Their official departure from Chiba, Japan is scheduled early next week !

We hope to see you in the auditorium !

Learn more about the project and track the swim from


Effective Communication Workshop

News Type: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Effective communication, active listening and beyond

TELL Therapist Jono LEE (MSW, LICSW, LMHC) presents a workshop on communication including active listening skills.

This will be an interactive presentation including role play and discussion.

FREE to join !

Don't miss it, at the YC&AC on Saturday 26th May 2018 from 16:00 to 18:00.

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Registration at:

A Stage Full of Colors - 2018 Ballet Club Mini-Spring Recital

News Type: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday April 23rd was sure to become an exciting day for twenty-two Montessori and Elementary School students who performed in the 3rd Ballet Club Mini-Spring Recital in the Auditorium.  During lunch, the Montessori classroom was transformed to a hair salon where the little ballet performers had their chignon hairstyle done.  Just before Period 6 ended, the Elementary School students headed to the Auditorium Dressing Room and joined the Montessori’s transformation to graceful and stylish ballet dancers.

Once the doors opened to welcome parents, families, teachers and friends, the space was filled with excitement to see their dancers perform the awaited Spring Recital. The Elves and the Shoemaker by Josef Strauss performed by the Montessori students was the beginning of the presentation.  With red, blue, orange and green outfits, a stage full of colors brightened the room.   March from Don Quixote danced by the Elementary students followed showing their year long practice.  And last but not least, our guest performer, Nobue Kaneko from the Millefeuille Ballet School performed the Swanhilda’s Variation for Act Three of Coppelia with elegance.

“There were alternate frowns of concentration and huge smiles as the children enthusiastically displayed their best moves for the audience.  I loved the way that they all helped each other out and the ‘twirls’ were amazing. The children looked really elegant in their dresses, the lovely pinky-purple of Elementary School and the rainbow of colors for Montessori.  I almost didn’t recognize my children in their outfits and coiffed hair. Also, what a treat to see the guest dancer in action. My children really enjoyed themselves and were chatting about it all the way home. A huge thank you to Takino Sensei and everyone that helped with the club.”  was the comment from Dr. Mary Anne Suzuki, parent of Daphne (2N) and Jemima (2H).

The delighted dancers received the ovation from the public and this year’s recital came to an end with great gratitude to Tomoka Takino Sensei who received a bouquet of beautiful flowers.  Since 2015, we have been honored to have the instruction and guidance of Takino Sensei, Professional Ballet Instructor and Head of Mille-Feuille Ballet School, who meets once a week with our students. The Montessori and Elementary School Ballet Club that began 6 years ago, thanks to Mrs. Phyllis Engstrom, has had the goal to introduce children to basic ballet exercises, movements, balance, poise and rhythm.     

We congratulate all of our students and appreciate the support of Ms. Sallie Inoue, Ballet Club Moderator, Ms. Barbara Hill, Assistant Ballet Club Moderator, and everyone who made this event possible.

Food Fair 2018: THANK YOU to the Saint Maur Community

News Type: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Without a cloud in the sky a constant stream of Saint Maur families, alumni, friends and guests spent a leisurely and enjoyable day on campus shopping, listening to the Jazz bands and satisfying their taste buds with a wide variety of international foods and beverages on offer. The younger crowd found their way to the main building roof in search of children’s games. The absence of entertainment on the Fine Arts patio, due to the impending construction work on the ‘Cougar Café, Activity & Sport Center’ did not deter the crowd from spending the day socializing in a relaxed friendly ambience. A big THANK YOU is extended to the entire Saint Maur community, and to those who supported our biggest fund-raising and social event of the year resulting in yet another successful Food Fair. Funds raised, including the Raffle prize winning numbers, etc., will be published on our website as soon as the profits and expenditures have been calculated after Golden Week when external vendors, etc., are back to work.

We hope you all had a very enjoyable day and will join us with your family and friends next year!