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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 in line with curriculum prescribed by Japan’s Ministry of Education. Although international students are not required to be proficient in Japanese to enroll at AIS, students are encouraged to learn the language in the spirit of the school’s bilingual program. Japanese as a Second Language (JaSL) classes are available to support our international students.

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 each grade, please refer to the following links below:

Time schedule

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 / Grade Two

English subjects: English language arts, maths, life science, PE, art, music

Japanese subjects: Japanese language arts, maths, life science, violin

Overview of the curricula used in Grade One & Two:

Japan MEXT Curriculum General Provisions

British Columbia Grade One // Grade Two

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Grade Three / Grade 4 / Grade Five

English subjects: English language arts, maths, science, social studies, PE, art, music

Japanese subjects: Japanese language arts, maths, science, social studies, violin

Overview of the curricula used in Grade Three, Four & Five:

Japan MEXT Curriculum General Provisions

British Columbia Grade Three // Grade Four // Grade Five

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Grade Six

English subjects: English language arts, maths, science, social studies, PE, art, music

Japanese subjects: Japanese language arts, maths, science, social studies, home economics, violin

Overview of the curriculum used in Grade Six:

Japan MEXT Curriculum General Provisions

British Columbia Grade Six

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