Japhet School

National School of Character


Preschool - 8th Grade

Preschool - 8th Grade

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of school is Japhet?

Japhet School is an independent, coeducational day school for preschool through eighth grade. It is not a charter or parochial school.

Can a student join a class in the middle of the year?

Yes, students have enrolled in Japhet School during the year.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available. Eligibility is determined through statistical data submitted to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid, along with supplementary information submitted to Japhet School. Financial assistance is available to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

What types of scholarships are available?

Merit scholarships are available to new and to current students. The requirements for eligibility include demonstration of grade level achievement, letters of recommendation, and academic assessment by Japhet School.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio?

We meet or exceed accreditation standards in our student-to-teacher ratios.
10 – 1 for Preschool (ages 3 and 4)
10 – 1 for Kindergarten
18 – 1 for 1st through 8th grades

Does Japhet teach religion?

Religion is not taught at Japhet School. Our monthly character qualities provide a common language within the school community. They also serve as a focus for discussions during our weekly community assembly based on character. We teach our students how qualities such as gratitude, reliability, and humility — and 15 others that have universal value — can be put into action at home and at school.

Are there uniforms?

Students are in uniform on Mondays, when everyone in the building — including faculty and staff — wear a royal blue Japhet shirt and khaki pants or skirt. Other days of the week, students wear attire of their choice within reasonable guidelines for climate, modesty, and message appropriateness.

Where do your alumni attend high school?

Japhet School alumni attend a variety of high schools: independent, parochial, and public.

How do your alumni adjust to high school?

Our alumni adjust very well, often becoming leaders in their academic and social settings. They are well prepared to lead confidently due, in part, to their strong oral communication skills, their character education foundation, and the relationships they form with their teachers.

When does the school day start and end?

Classes begin at 8:30 AM, and students are welcomed into the classroom by teachers between 8:20 and 8:30 AM. Students who arrive earlier than 8:20 go to before-school care.

Dismissal is at 3:30 PM. Half-day dismissal is at noon. Students are dismissed directly to parents or designated caregivers. Students not picked up at 3:40 go to after-school care.

Is before-school and after-school care available?

Yes, before-school care is available starting at 7:30 AM, and after-school care ends at 6:00 PM.


Interested in learning more about enrolling your child in Japhet School?

Admissions Inquiry

Our Mission

Japhet School's mission is to nurture and prepare each child for life by integrating character education with a strong academic program.

© Japhet School 2017