Dear JAMS community,

Thank you for the wonderful time with you all. I really enjoyed teaching talented kids and interacting with wise parents. It always makes my heart warm when I think about JAMS kids’ bright future with lots of love from the wonderful parents. And I believe the skills that JAMS kids are learning at JAMS will help them a lot not only calculation but also their life itself. Gambatte-ne. ????

I’ll attend to NCNM to study Classic Chinese Medicine beginning this fall. It will be a huge challenge for me, and somewhat I need to get through this path. Gambari-masu.

Again, thank you so much for the precious time at JAMS, I’ll miss you all. I’ll still be around Portland, and I’m on Facebook & Instagram too, so please keep in touch!

Wishing for your happiness,
Kyoko Kato

Nothing fuels the fire for math than discovering you can be a math genius! If you’re not sure Abacus will help your child, sign up for a free preview of our online Abacus Classes – there’s no obligation to register! Come meet with us, watch some kids in action, calculating at the speed of light! We guarantee you will have fun watching these little geniuses.




JAMS is proud to be the only Abacus math school in Portland and in the State of Oregon certified by the League of Soroban of Americas. Since 2001, we have dedicated to Abacus & Anzan instruction and to building a strong foundation of Mental Mathematics along with lifelong skills. JAMS empowers children to achieve academic success, so they will grow in areas that go well beyond the classroom. JAMS parents can expect their child to improve in 5 different areas: concentration, discipline, problem-solving, time management, and confidence. This is the teaching approach at JAMS since opening its doors.