1. Annual School Events
Our school holds various school events throughout the year. In Kindergarten, events such as the New Year celebration, Halloween party and Christmas party are held to introduce the children to both cultures of U.S. and Japan. In Elementary school, students are involved in activities such as the student union, camping trip, skiing trip, field trip, sports day, school festival, school work presentation day, music festival, school marathon and other memorable events. These moments we provide are precious life events and will remain in their heart for rest of their future. Through these events, students also learn valuable lessons that can only be obtained by hands-on experience. One example is through plant cultivation, they learn to become more sympathetic and to have kind heart. In Middle School, students participate in international exchange programs and extracurricular activities, which provide a gateway to various cultures allowing them to learn how to be internationally open minded individual. Additionally, through various school events listed previously, we aim to enrich students’ personalities and strengthen their various social skills. Furthermore, by providing education through information technology and environmental studies, we promise your child will be prepared and thrive in the global society of the 21st century.
First Term (April-August)
Entrance Ceremony, Open House, Emergency Drill, School Trip, Tanabata Festival, Camping, Summer Tutoring, Swimming School, Kindergarten Summer School, etc.
Second Term (September-December)
Sports Day, Halloween Party, Open House, International Exchange Programs, Kindergarten Christmas Party, Emergency Drill, Temporary Graduation Ceremony for 9th Graders, etc.
Third Term (January-March)
New Year’s Celebration, Skiing Trip, School Festival, Music Festival, Girl’s Day Festival, School Marathon, Home Stay Program, Graduation (Kindergarteners, 6th Graders) etc.
Long Vacations (Approximately)
- Summer Vacation July 21st-August 31st
- Winter Vacation December 15th-January 10th
- Spring Break March 17th-Beginning of April
2. Points of Focus in Teaching Subjects
|Subject||Points of Focus|
-Through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities, students gain understanding and expressive skills in the Japanese language.
-Students gain skills to write Japanese characters with beauty and precision.
-Students learn about surrounding society by engaging in activities that leads to educational motivation.
-Expand their knowledge about the global society we live in today.
-Learn and sharpen their knowledge about the land and history of Japan.
|Mathematics (Elementary school)||-Learn and understand numerical quantities and analyze diagrams. Improvements in such skill will prepare students for higher level mathematics and improve in analytical skills.|
-To be able to discuss and analyze numerical information and reach conclusions complying with objective.
-To be able to learn how to make use of educational equipments to solve complex problems.
-Expand student’s perspective about the world through learning scientific facts.
-Provide opportunity for students to understand the joy and importance of learning about nature.
-To learn how to connect information learned in class to daily life and utilize those various skills obtained in class.
|Art and Craft||
-Strengthen student’s curiosity, creativity and sensitivity through arts and crafts.
-Trains students the importance of patience and responsibility through arts and crafts.
-Encouragement of student’s expression allows expansion of above characteristics.
|Home Economics||-To gain basic knowledge and skills needed for daily life activities.|
|Visual Arts and Technology||-To learn and gain practical skills for daily life activities (gardening, embroidering, information technology, etc.) to enrich each individual’s lives.|
-Enhance our health and body strength.
-To provide opportunity for students to experience team play and fair-mindedness.
-To improve upon mental strength by teaching students to never give up and always doing their best.
|English||-To understand a foreign language, and learn the basics of being able to express oneself with the language.|
|Lifestyle Environment Studies (1st and 2nd Grade)||
-Through various activities such as cultural, environmental, outdoor and other fields, students’ become familiar and appreciate the world around them.
-Be able to understand and communicate in English.
-Introduce students to various cultures through class activities to encourage them to broaden their knowledge, strengthen international understanding, and build effective communication skills.
Elementary School 1st-6th Grades
Middle School 7th-9th Grades
*Electives for 7,8th graders are included in Japanese, Mathematics(9th), English(9th)time schedule.
*Integrated studies are performed through ELD/ELA and school events.
*Exams are scheduled as followed:
- 1st term: Mid-term―end of May Finals---end of June
- 2nd term: Mid-term---end of September Finals (9th grade) Mid November, (7,8th) e nd of November
- 3rd term: Final Exam of the year (7,8th grade) beginning of March
|8:20～8:30||Arrival at kindergarten|
|8:30～8:50||Morning meet-up, songs, story time, games, calendar|
|8:50～9:20||ELD/ELA (4 times per week)|
|9:30～11:30||Activities (dance, Japanese calligraphy, computer, P.E., letters and numbers, craft, story time)|
|11:30～13:30||Lunch time, play time|
|13:30～15:00||Snack time, prepare to go home, story time|
*Differs slightly depending on grade.