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OUR HISTORY

The vision to set up a kindergarten based on the best possible Christ-centered education.

1967:

Licensed by Miyagi Prefecture to set up a kindergarten.
Name for the incorporated educational institution:
Miyagi MeySen Academy

Name of the kindergarten:
MeySen Kindergarten

The chairman of the board of trustees:
Yoshinobu Goto

Trustees:
Carl L. Harrigan
Philip N. Broman
David J. Broman
Paul H. Broman
Ichiro Abe
Mamoru Ogawa
Teruo Tomono
Kyoko Ogawa

The first principal: Yuko Homma

The first entrance ceremony is comprised of two junior (kindergarten) classes and one senior (pre-school) class. Seventy-one children are enrolled.

1968:
MeySen Friends Club is founded.
1971:
Hall building construction is completed.
1972:
Philip Broman becomes the second principal.
1973:

Twelve additional classes are added.
Barn construction is completed.

1976:
The first "three-week study tour" is held in the U.S.
(The tour has been an annual event ever since.)
1977:

The first alumni meeting is held.
The first quarterly issue of "Friends Club News" is published.
MeySen is licensed by Miyagi Prefecture to establish Takamori MeySen Kindergarten.

1978:
The first entrance ceremony is held at Takamori MeySen Kindergarten (four classes).
1979:
Hall building is completed at the Takamori Campus.