Beginning Stage to Practice the Educational Philosophy of AMICUS



Kindergarten is one of the first steps for younger children to explore new expressions of becoming “less dependent”.

They show a greater appetite for moving away from depending on their parents’ care, and they become interested in connecting with peers in a group environment. It’s a privilege for children during early childhood to capture bugs, understand, imagine, and to solve problems in a flexible array of ideas. This is why we encourage them to be curious, sensibility, during their early development.

Children have great potential to improve themselves, especially when it is something that they want to do. This is why in AMICUS Kindergarten, the teachers and the children hold a meeting once a month, to discuss the themes of what they want to do. Then they extend their web of themes and learn through activities such as Math, Language, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music.

Activities on any decided “theme” may last up to three weeks. However, children work hard on their tasks, especially because it is something that they decided themselves.

Through these activities, children nourish sensibility, and they gain confidence for what they have accomplished, before moving on to their next stage, in elementary school.



“LANGUAGE” acquisition 

Developing English and Japanese in good balance



In AMICUS Kindergarten, teachers  are speakers of both Japanese and English. We do this to make sure that both languages are represented at all times, so the children are familiar in hearing and speaking two languages. In the classroom, teachers give instructions in both languages.

In this bilingual environment, they are not forced to read and write. These two abilities come naturally, as the children learn while they play.

Through the activities in kindergarten, children will be given opportunities to present their work in front of their classmates. They gradually gain confidence as they share their ideas with the class. 


Establish good “RELATIONSHIP”

Build relationship with others through group work environment.


Build a “HEALTHY” body

Promoting health through exercise and diet  


Becoming familiar with the “ENVIRONMENT”

 Hands-on experience in nature and the local community 


Enjoying the “EXPRESSION

Learning self-expression by singing, dancing, making craft and drawing.



ICT in Education

Education in Library

The Media Center (Library) is located in the center of the school building. Children in elementary and junior high school walk through the library to go to each classroom every morning. Since they have many opportunities to go through this hub, the library becomes a welcoming place for the students.

A special feature of the AMICUS library is its volume of foreign books. As of 2016 School Year, the total is 11,000 books (6,300 Japanese books and 4,700 foreign books). Our foreign teachers help to select books which are worth reading and appropriate for the children. There are collections in English and Japanese for popular books, such as “Harry Potter”, or picture books. Therefore, the children can enjoy reading books in a unique AMICUS’ way, by reading one book in Japanese and try to read the same book in English or vice versa.

For the children who spend a long time of their lives in AMICUS, from Kindergarten to Junior High School, the media center is also a place to relax and socialize. We try to utilize the facility to fulfill children’s intellectual curiosity and watch over their growth through their reading experiences.

School Events 

Daily Schedule (K1)

8:15~9:30Free time / Outside play
9:30~10:00Circle Time
10:00~10:20Snack Time
10:20~12:00Activity time (P.E. : Once a week)
12:00~13:00Lunch Time / Clean up / Brush teeth
13:00~13:30Quiet Time (Read books / draw pictures / take a rest)
13:30~14:30Activity / Station Time
14:30~15:00Closing Circle
15:00Get ready to go home

Daily Schedule (K2)

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