By employing the
best teachers
, the
best curriculum
, and the
best business practices
, MY aims to raise the bar for English language education in Japan.
  • MY English School founded in Higashine, Yamagata

    2001
  • MY English School incorporates

    2004
  • MY English School purchased by Ryan and Maki Hagglund

    2008
  • Approximately 100 onsite students

    2008
  • Tendo and Sakata Schools open

    2010
  • Approximately 200 onsite students

    2010
  • Yamagata School opens

    2012
  • Approximately 400 onsite students

    2012
  • Shinjo School
    opens

    2013
  • Approximately 600 onsite students

    2013
  • North Yamagata School and MY Kindergarten open

    2014
  • Approximately 700 onsite students

    2014
  • Yamashita Ekimae School in Hyogo opens

    2015
  • Over 850 onsite students

    2015
  • New Sakata location opens

    2016
  • Over 900 onsite students

    2016
  • New Minami Yamagata school and bilingual kindergarten location opens

    2017
  • Will you be part of what's next at MY?

    2018 and beyond
MY adopts the strategy that excellence breeds success. We have a proven track record of growth built on the foundation of attracting the best teachers and offering quality lessons. Six schools in Yamagata prefecture. One in Hyogo. A bilingual immersion kindergarten. Multiple board of education and corporate contracts. How has MY grown so rapidly in a decade? Because students respond to our lessons and because we have been willing to take risks and build new opportunities.
Even though my school is about 50km away from the closest other MY location, I’ve felt more part of a team than at places where the next location was 5km away.
Mike Masse
Mike Masse
Yamashita Ekimae School
Joined MY in 2010
MY has established a growth market in educational excellence. We grow our student numbers by offering the best language training. We grow our teachers by offering the best training and professional opportunities. We grow our schools by investing in a strong teaching culture.



Our growth-through-excellence model infuses MY with what Pixar's Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird has called a "relentless restlessness." We are always looking to improve, to innovate, to construct something better. At MY, we know who we are as a company and as teachers. We will not sacrifice our core culture. But we constantly challenge ourselves with new goals, often even before we fully achieve the current ones, out of the worry that what we have might not be quite good enough.
Educational Excellence. Aggressive Growth. Can you participate in MY's vision?
MY aims to set a standard for excellence in Japan. We want the best teachers. We want the best classroom practices. We want the best curriculum. We want the best teacher training. We want the best business model. We want the best outcomes for our students.


When we talk at MY about raising the bar for English education, we don't only mean for ourselves. Being the best is not about keeping the bar low everywhere else. It’s about working hard to raise the bar for everyone, and then always staying above that bar ourselves.
Educational excellence.
Aggressive growth.

Can you participate in MY's vision?