In the effort to make a smooth transition from preschool education to elementary school life, we set three educational objectives for the first grade: “enjoy the school life”, “try things without fearing failure”, and “think before acting”. Emphasis is especially on mingling and exchanging with the students from other grades, as well as making connections among various subjects in instructions. To this end, the curriculum is structured in comprehensive and associative way, so that the broader teaching unit which covers multiple subjects gradually differentiates into each subject unit.
The target for the second graders is, “Let’s smile, try and work together.” By this time, children became accustomed to the school life, and they increasingly favor mingling with their friends. To provide more opportunity to communicate with others, we are incorporating a wide range of exchanging opportunities into classes and school activities with students from different grades. Through such exchanges, each student will face up to his/her goal and begin to support one another, building gentle and supportive spirit to give hands to his/her neighbors. To raise children who are compassionate and full of smiles, teaching staff are also interacting with our students in the spirit of “Let’s smile, try and work together.”
G3 – G4 Foundation Stage
Students start building their foundation for learning as more academic subjects are introduced from grade three, such as Science and Social Studies. They would have also gained a greater confidence in using English as a tool for communication and learning. More cross-grade level activities are introduced here for students to build their social skills through collaborations between students of different grades.
G5 – G6 Orientation Stage
Students deepen their language skills through Language Arts program. They also heighten their academic skills with more intense subject contents. Through various field trips, overnight camping and school trip to mainland Japan, they learn to think, learn and act independently. They are encouraged to explore their strengths and future goals at this stage.
Daily Schedule (Elementary)
|8：15-8：30||Arrival / Morning Work|
|8：30-8：55||Quiet Reading / Homeroom|
|8：55-10：35||1st & 2nd periods|
|10：50-12：30||3rd & 4th periods|
|12：30-13：40||Lunch / Recess / Cleaning|
|13：40-15：35||5th & 6th periods / Homeroom|
|15：35-||Dismissal / Pick-up|