The focus on character education is what initially captured my interest. The excellent academics, small classroom sizes, and remarkable teachers is what has kept my family at Japhet for more than 7 years. I cannot stress how wonderful it has been to have my children in an environment that stresses such things as industry, honesty, initiative and courage AND the way that they weave the character qualities into everything (from math to cooking to science) is amazing. Highly recommend the school to anyone looking for a better situation.
The Japhet School provides a wonderful foundation for students' academic lives and beyond. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to attended Japhet from Daycare - 8th grade. I currently serve on the Board of Trustees, and can tell that Japhet still has the sense of community and strong academics that it did when I was student. I can't recommend this school enough!
This school is simply a gem. Fantastic preparation for high school and beyond. The success rate for children in high school after a Japhet education is impressive (grades, work ethic, behavior and character, college admissions). The smaller class size and character education contribute to an academic environment that is unlike anything in the area. The way the school integrates character into almost everything they do (example - reliability in life, math, cooking, relationships, etc.) really teaches the children that learning is more than academics, it is how its applied daily. Our family is so grateful for the opportunity to be at Japhet School. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
This school has poor preparation for high school, especially with math and socialization. The school student population is very unstable, with very few students staying through eighth grade. We had an ongoing issue with our son's teacher that continued for more than one year due to the structure of two years with the same teacher. We were much happier this year after switching him to another private school in the area. Also, the staff diversity is minimal. We did like the large field for recess, but have heard that the school is moving to a facility without a playground.
Japhet is a warm, inviting school with emphasis on public speaking and teaching character. I'm very glad my student goes there, and I see the difference that a quality education can make.
Japhet is a great value for the type of environment and education they provide. The staff there is caring and supportive and allow kids to be themselves. The character education piece is great and has lead to many good discussions with our kids. The class sizes are small and have allowed for a great deal of one-on-one time with teachers. The staff is creative and make the most out of their facilities. Field trip choices are good. The people at Japhet really care about it and take pride in their school. If there is something that we didn't love about Japhet it is the strong emphasis on fund raising. That being said, the tuition is significantly less than comparable schools , and this may be a trade off that is well worth it, depending on your situation. I highly recommend Japhet.
We have two children at Japhet currently, and have been part of the Japhet family for 6 years. I can't say enough about the teachers and staff there. The focus on character quality integration into the subject matter makes such a difference in the kids. Japhet is a calm, friendly, supporting place, where kids of different races and faiths find friendship, support, and inclusiveness. Small class sizes and teachers willing to spend extra time to make sure every student is understanding what is being studied, mean so much to our kids. I can't imagine another place where the 8th graders befriend kids as young as first or second grade. I can't recommend Japhet highly enough. We will be keeping our kids there until they have to move on to high school.
I go to that school. It is the best school EVER!!! It teaches us character and friendship building. It Is a green school and we take many very fun field trips. I recommend this school very much. Believe me, the first day you walk into school you will be sarounded with loving, caring, joyful people. This is my fourth year at Japhet. BEST SCHOOL EVER!
Every Parents Dream. Japhet has a caring environment with teachers that focus on each student and their individual needs.
We are so proud to have our son attend Japhet. There is an amazing uniqueness about the eviroment and we feel a great support from all angles the school can provide.
I went to Japhet for 9 years, and it's an amazing place. Growing up in an enviroment where everyone is so caring has helped me as an adult. Japhet has a strong character building program, as well as great academics. There are small classes so you get a more personalized education. I would definitely recommend Japhet to anyone.
My son has completed 2 years of preschool here and is on his way to kindergarden. We love everything about this school. The teachers and staff are very friendly and approachable.
Japhet has helped my children love learning! The learning environment is supportive of the gifted child as well as those needing extra help. Caring teachers and small class size has made a positive difference for my children.
The only word I can think of to describe this school is FANTASTIC! If you want caring teachers, quality academics, and a character-based curriculum, your search is over.
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