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Elementary Curriculum

The elementary school has a bilingual program of English and Japanese, with students studying in English for about 70% of the time, and in Japanese for about 30% of the time.

With international teachers, the students study English, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music and PE. Most of the learning takes place in school. PE lessons take place in the park across from the school and students have swimming lessons at a local sports center in the summer. Students enjoy a variety of fun, educational field trips throughout the year.

With Japanese teachers, students study Japanese, Japanese math, Japanese science and Japanese social studies. These lessons are designed for native Japanese speakers and aim to prepare Japanese students for potential entry into Japanese Junior High School. International students who are not fluent in Japanese take an English-only style timetable, which includes at least one Japanese as a second language class per week.

Finally, all students in the elementary school have the opportunity to learn to play violin, with an outside specialist teaching the students once or twice a week, as part of the curriculum.

For more information about the curriculum and core texts for each class, please refer to the following links below:

Time schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 – 8:30 Drop-off
8:30 – 8:45 Homeroom
8:45 – 9:30 Period 1
9:35 – 10:20 Period 2
10:20-10:30 Snack time
10:30-11:15 Period 3
11:20-12:05 Period 4
12:05-13:05 Lunch・Recess
13:05-13:50 Period 5
13:55-14:40 Period 6
14:45-15:30 Period 7
15:30 Homeroom

Grade One (6-7 years old)

Overview of the curriculum and core texts used in Grade One; Grade One

Grade Two (7-8 years old)

Overview of the curriculum and core texts used in Grade Two; Grade Two

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Grade Three (8-9 years old)

Overview of the curriculum and core texts used in Grade Three; Grade Three

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Grade Four (9-10 years old)

Overview of the curriculum and core texts used in Grade Four; Grade Four

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Grade Five (10-11 years old)

Overview of the curriculum and core texts used in Grade Five; Grade Five

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Grade Six (11-12 years old)

Overview of the curriculum and core texts used in Grade Six; Grade Six

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