• Because our method is unique!
  • Because kids love us!

Welcome to First Steps Montessori English School

First Steps Montessori Tsukuba
-Leyla Maharramova

“Here at First Steps Montessori, your child is everything. Our goal is to bring the best out of your child through education in proven and effective means. Not a day goes by that we, as a team, do not strive for this goal. You can be rest assured that with us, your child is in skilled and loving care. Allow us the privilege of guiding your child to a bright and early start.”

-Leyla Maharramova

Founder and Director

Montessori material
Lesson board and material
Our Friendship Tree

Our School

Here at first steps Montessori, we strive to provide a warm and open environment. We chose to structure our school around a home to create a familiar and comforting environment for our students. It is important to us that your children feel at home with our family here so as to draw out the best in them.

Our school
Nursery classroom
Graduate classroom
Work and lunch area

Montessori Method

What makes our school so unique is our adherence to the teaching method known as “Montessori.” The Montessori method employs many practical, sensory, mathematics, and phonetic lessons that optimizes the ability for your children to learn, conceptualize, and retain the knowledge presented. The results are outstanding and has proven time and time again to be one of the very best means to give your young child a strong head-start.

Parents' Testimonies

„My wife and I read dozens of positive opinions about Montessori education; that it’s the most advanced method allowing kids to gain outstanding results. We decided to choose a kindergarten with such a system for our daughter. We were so happy to find out that one recently opened in Tsukuba! “First Steps” is so great! My daughter started from April 2017 and she is doing just fine. Moreover, how surprised we were when one day – after a couple of months – she started using English at home, even though it’s not her mother tongue. So, I believe the teachers are doing a great job there. We appreciate their efforts a lot.” – Kate’s dad

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