Welcome, one and ALL, to the new 2019 – 2020 School Year

MPIJ IA continues to continue strong with a new school year soon upon us.

The first day of school will Monday, September 2, 2019.

75% of the students from last year are returning, with a potential addition of one family, to bring us once again to current capacity.

Thank you/Arigatou Gozaimasu/Salamat Po to all readers of this message, for your constant support and positive energy.  We are ALL in this together.




Welome, ALL, to the 2018 – 2019 School Year

Greetings, ALL READERS, of this post.

54 years ago, on September 3rd, 1964, Elizabeth Joan Ward gave birth to a son.  William John Ward.  That would be ME.  She was in labor that day.  This year, America’s Labor Day, the first Monday in September every year, is Monday September 3rd.  Bill’s Mom in labor on September 3; a National Holiday in America called, “Labor Day”, September 3 this year.  Coincidence?  Maybe.

MPIJ IA starts the new school year at capacity, with four students.

The first day of the 2018 – 2019 School Year is tomorrow, Monday, September 3, 2018.

Thank you to ALL READERS, for your support for the students.

I hope to see you in Kanamecho, a point of pivot, one of these days soon.

Love and Hugs,

Mr. Bill

Donations and Payment Page

Donations to MPIJIA, as your heart and Spending Plan deem fit.

For generous folks with kind hearts and sufficient Spending Plans, that would like to monetarily contribute to the growth of MPIJ IA.  Seichyou. せいちょう。 成長。 




MPIJ IA understands that not all students learn in the same way, and some social skills come easier to some children than others. MPIJ IA offers an environment where students are taught according to their potential abilities and at their own pace. A child with developmental delay is NOT developmentally incapable, and the MPIJ IA staff  knows this!

MPIJ IA simultaneously supports the development of :

● Academic skills
● Social competency
● Pragmatic language

MPIJ IA encourages students to self-advocate to grow in their self-awareness, build their self-confidence, and improve their ability to communication in today’s global world.


● Small class sizes with a student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1
● Teachers who are trained and can offer occupational and speech therapy, as well as teach students with processing delays at an appropriate pace
● Teachers and staff who understand sensory processing issues and work around them enable the best learning environment
● Special accommodations for students who just need to “take a break”
● Pastoral care for students and teachers, such as counseling, to address issues and concerns
● Nontraditional classroom settings in which children can move around as they learn, if needed

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MPIJ IAを選ぶ理由

私達MPIJ IA は、生徒全員で同じ方法で学ぶわけではないことを理解しており、生徒達それぞれに、得意不得意があることを十分に理解しています。
MPIJ IA は生徒一人一人の能力や学習ペースに合わせた環境を提供します。
発達遅延がある子ども達=何もできないということではないことを、MPIJ IAの教師・スタッフは理解しています。

MPIJ IAでは、同時に以下スキルの向上を支援します。
● アカデミックスキル
● 社会的スキル
● 言葉スキル

MPIJ IA では、生徒達の自己認識や自信を高め、今日のグローバル社会で必要なコミュニケーション能力を養うことを目指します。


● 生徒と教師の比率は4:1の小さなクラスで授業を行います。
● 経験豊富な教師が、作業・心理療法も含め、生徒たちそれぞれに合わせたペースで指導します。
● 教師とスタッフは”違い” を理解し、生徒達にとって最適・最善な学習環境の実現を目指します。
● ”休息をとりたい” 生徒達にとって、MPIJ IA は特別な場所なのです。
● 生徒達の問題や不安をカウンセリングにより、生徒とご両親に寄り誘いサポートさせて頂きます。
● 必要があれば、生徒達が自由に動き回れるような、従来とは異なる環境で授業を行います。

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