Jolly Study Square is an independent education consultancy focused on promoting the Jolly Phonics program and the systematic phonics method it underscores.
Since forming Jolly Study Square in 2015 we have trained teachers and parents throughout Japan, and have become one of the leading Japanese distributor of Jolly Phonics materials.
Our team of experienced teachers and Professional Jolly Phonics Trainers offer workshops and in-school training for teachers and parents to share our passion for this highly effective synthetic phonic system. We all continue to use Jolly Phonics & Grammar on a daily basis in our English schools because we know the opportunities it can create for our students.
Our Mission & Vision
The mission of Jolly Study Square is to provide the necessary training and materials to teachers and parents so they can effectively teach synthetic phonics using the Jolly Phonics program.
We seek to build a community of learners and teachers based around the principles of respect for the individual and responsibility to the community, with the ultimate vision of improving English education in Japan and around the world.
Quality Driven: we aim to provide best in class programs for teachers and students
Evidence Based: we ensure our programs work
Ethical: we always seek to do the right thing
Transformational: we aim to transform children’s lives through enhanced opportunities
Meet Our Team
CEO, Accredited Trainer
Atsuko Maruyama has been teaching English in Japan since founding her English school, I’s English School, in Tokyo in 2007. She teaches English to students 2 years old and up, and uses Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Jolly Music on a daily basis in her lessons with excellent results. Atsuko also teaches English to children with dyslexia and other developmental and learning difficulties, and has found that the synthetic phonic approach that Jolly Phonics is based on is exactly the type of support her students need. Additionally, she co-founded Jolly Study Square, an official distributor of Jolly Learning materials, in 2015 and has experience trying all the materials in the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar lines. Through her many years of teaching experience, she can show you how to bring Jolly Phonics to life with children of all ages and abilities.
CSO, Accredited Trainer
Alex Conley is from California, USA and has been teaching English and consulting for kindergartens and language schools in Japan since May 2011. He is the co-founder of Jolly Study Square and teaches English at I's English School in Tokyo, Japan. He has been using Jolly Phonics and Grammar on a daily basis for the last eight years because the fun and multi-sensory approach is the most efficient and effective way of teaching students to read, write and spell. He hopes to share his experiences and knowledge with students, parents and other teachers throughout Japan.
Hideomi Morii is a co-founder of Jolly Study Square and I's English School. After going to university in America, Hideomi came back to Japan with the goal of creating an educational institution the provides opportunities to all learners regardless of their background, with the goal of educating people who will change and inspire the world.