The ELC Fall Family Festival

Jean Caskey (Early Learning Center Director) writes about the Early Learning Center’s Fall Family Festival, an annual event welcoming families and students for a day of activities, food and fun.

Fall Family Festival! What a fun day it was at the ELC with all of the special events all around the school. The ELC Fall Family Festival was held on a beautiful cool fall day, October 7, with an amazing 98% attendance rate by ELC Families. Continue reading

Inspiring Entrepreneurs at ASIJ’s First Engage Forum

ASIJ hosted its first Engage Forum from April 8-10, which saw young entrepreneurs and students from Taipei American School and Singapore American School join our students for the weekend to work together, learn what it takes to be a young entrepreneur and find the inspiration to achieve personal success. Guest speakers Pamela Mejia, Abhishek Sharma ’10, Riley Ennis and Laura Deming spoke with students about their entrepreneurial experiences both on campus at a co-sponsored evening event with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). Continue reading

Sumo and the Sounds of Taiko at the ELC


The Early Learning Center has a long history of embracing Japanese holidays and culture as a platform for activities that introduce children to Japanese arts and crafts, music, food, traditional clothing, children’s literature, games and toys. Although this rich study extends through the entire year, many of the cultural activities take place between January and March. The ELC previously welcomed the new year in traditional Japanese style with a day of mochitsuki in January. Continue reading