Hinoki International School, the first Japanese-English bilingual elementary public charter school in Michigan, will host an Open House 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at 36611 Curtis Road, Livonia, for prospective students and families enrolling for kindergarten through third grade in the 2013-14 school year.
At the Open House, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the school’s two-way Japanese-English immersion program and curriculum, tour classrooms, and meet teachers, administrators, Hinoki school board members and parent volunteers. A brief presentation about two-way language immersion will start at 6 p.m.
Hinoki International School is a tuition-free public charter school with open enrollment to all students residing in Michigan, including Novi.
Hinoki International School opened in fall 2010 with a kindergarten class; the school continues to add a grade each consecutive school year. For the 2013-14 school year, enrollment is limited to 50 students in each grade of kindergarten and first grade, and 25 students in each grade of second and third grade. A native-speaking English teacher and a native-speaking Japanese teacher teach each class.
At the Hinoki Open House, baked Japanese goods made by Hinoki’s Parents and Teachers Organization will be available for sale. For more information, please visit hinoki-school.org or facebook.com/hinokischool, or call 734-422-5931.