| J. Stanford International School
J. Stanford International School
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At John Stanford International School (JSIS) in Seattle, being an ESL student is a distinct advantage, according to Principal Karen Kodama. The school’s unique international focus requires that every child learn a second language—in this case English, Spanish, or Japanese. “There’s an international focus to everything,” Kodama explains.
Videoconferencing connects students with their counterparts in Japan and elsewhere. And the school has adopted an impoverished school in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Students, parents, and staff from JSIS visit annually and helped to build a schoolhouse.