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Pacific Rim International School

454 Peninsula Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

(650) 685-1881


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General School Mission

"Pacific Rim International School opened in the Fall of 1989 and is committed to providing children with the very best Chinese-English and Japanese-English bilingual multicultural education in a Montessori environment. Our emphasis is on the development of the whole child: social, physical, emotional, intellectual, linguistic, aesthetic, spiritual and cultural needs. We devote our best efforts to assisting children in the acquisition of skills and knowledge as a preparation for life.
Our school offers a comprehensive bilingual-multicultural program for children in Mandarin and Japanese between the ages of eighteen months to fifteen years old.
Our aim is to:
Furnish children with a rich and nurturing environment which caters to the development of the five senses
Assist children in learning to communicate functionally and effectively in English and Mandarin or Japanese
Instill in children a respect for themselves and others
Teach children an awareness and concern for the ecological balance of nature
Encourage children to develop self confidence and the ability to think critically and with creativity
Nurture children to acquire a love of learning for life
Develop in children a sense of order and responsibility
Cultivate in children an understanding and appreciation of beliefs and practices across cultures
Pacific Rim International School believes that when children are guided to follow their natural path of development, they will attain their highest level of learning. We recognize and respect each child's unique abilities and talents. We maintain our commitment to providing children with the opportunity to progress at their own pace and explore by their own choice within limits.
Excerpted from the preschool's website