Elementary After School Programme

ELEMENTARY course

International School Program (ISP)

The International School Program (ISP) is designed to integrate the study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence on the one hand, and the study of mathematics and science to promote a proper understanding and interpretation of the relation between science and technology and society on the other. The program provides a coordinated and systematic way of drawing upon disciplines such as content from the humanities, mathematics, and the natural sciences as well as the fields of economics, geography, history, and sociology. The primary goal of this course is to help develop informed decision making, foster critical thinking skills, and discussion in key areas, as well as informing us as international citizens of a culturally diverse and increasingly interdependent world.

English Language

Our English Language curriculum is based upon Cambridge University’s curriculum frameworks which are in line with the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This framework accords to the latest research for learning languages and is widely used both within and beyond Europe. The curriculum frameworks are divided into 5 strands: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking, and, in line with the CEFR, learning outcomes in each strand for each successive stage are defined in terms of what learners should be able to do in English. The curriculum is also designed to facilitate the learning of real English through content based learning.

Reading & Writing about Literature

Reading and Writing about Literature develops students' abilities to read critically and to think about what they have read as well as increase comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary skills. Students will learn to actively participate as effective listeners and contributors, and to find meaningful things to say about what they have read. It is also intended to develop stronger analytical thinking skills and establish a critical awareness of thought through structured discussion. Students also learn to actively participate as effective listeners and contributors.

Science


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We also place a lot of emphasis on science education because as science and technology become more advanced their results have closer implications in people's lives. It is necessary therefore for everyone to have a minimum grounding in science so as to properly interpret and evaluate the relation between science and technology and society. Such grounding includes not only knowledge about science, but also what is called having a "scientific mind," such as the attitude of having curiosity and doubt about various matters, and the ability to think and judge scientifically and rationally.

Our goal is to instil in the learner the belief that by their own reasoning they develop a marvellous tool, not only for the understanding of the material they are studying but a lifelong tool for rational and clear thinking. Our teachers therefore, impart not only the significance of science to children but teach the fun of science through experiments, etc., to children full of curiosity thereby developing creativity. We take care to get children to feel intellectual interest in science and to enable them to realize the importance of science and its implications in daily life as well as guiding those children already displaying excellent abilities in science and mathematics so that they can further develop such abilities.

Art & Crafts


English & Art

Art and craft classes offer both a fun and educational environment rich for children to learn and develop English communication. Each student will get a wide array of experiences through learning about illustration, painting, designing, sculpture, collage, sketch books, colouring books, and learning how to draw. Children can also submit their own cool, interactive art ideas thereby developing their own creative thinking.

The stimulation provided in such an environment is an important part of learning and for brain development. Furthermore, your child will learn to communicate in English through discussion led classes and by describing and presenting their work to the class. By further developing various themes through projects etc., student’s have opportunities to make connections with other subject matter which helps provide a different way to look and learn about those other subjects.

Mathematics

The Mathematics curriculum provides a comprehensive set of learning objectives for mathematics. The objectives detail what the learner should be able to communicate in the required mathematical discourse in terms of words and their use, mathematical routines, and endorsed narratives. The elementary curriculum covers five key content areas:

  • Number and Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data Analysis and Probability

As well as the content standards there are also 5 process standards that are also key in developing mathematical thinking at this level, namely: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and Representation. The focal points of the curriculum are: patterns, number systems, and functions and relationships and students enact the mathematical discourse to develop a holistic understanding of the subject. As such the Elementary mathematics curriculum provides a solid foundation upon which the later stages of mathematical education is built.

In the mathematics classroom, students engage in historically established mathematical discourse with their classmates and the teacher. In so doing, their thinking undergoes change as they establish the reasons and rationale for using such discourses within the mathematics community. Student’s increasingly sophisticated use of mathematical discourse engagement is allied to their increased sensitivity to opportunities for using those observations, associated techniques and ways of thinking. Thus the routines they invoke; how to look, how to calculate, how to use words, how to endorse, how to define, etc., increase student’s opportunities for solving evermore complex problems.

Social & Cultural Studies

Human beings, learn, modify, and adapt to their cultures. Their culture helps them comprehend and make sense of themselves as individuals and members of various groups. Cultures predispose individuals to develop perspectives, make assumptions, create ideas, and behave in particular ways. Cultures are similar in how they influence individuals but they differ in the specifics of their influence. All cultures have systems of knowledge, values, traditions, and beliefs; yet the specifics of each may vary widely. Each cultural system is also unique. Cultures and systems and hence language which reflects culture are ever-changing, and highly influential on the thoughts and actions of those who identify with them. In a democratic and culturally diverse society, students need to comprehend multiple perspectives that emerge from within cultures and from the diverse cultural groups within that society. These understandings allow them to make sense of the actions, ideas, and products of others as well as to relate to and interact with people within their diverse society and throughout the world.

Cultural diversity is a fact in every modern-day society and few nations or empires in the past were void of such diversity. The challenge of all people is, wherever and whenever possible, to consider the limitations and superficiality of cultural differences and to see how these are constructed as belief systems. This consideration is especially important in societies that value human rights, the principles of democracy and equity, and the notion that individuals should act to promote the public good. The study of culture and society prepares students to discuss the main characteristics of different societies, how belief systems such as religion or political ideals influence other parts of culture and the limitations of such systems. We also study what language tells us about culture/society and how language is both influenced by as well as influences cultural change.

Human beings seek to understand their historical roots and to locate themselves in time. Understanding the continuity of thought as time seen through the past, present, and future, allows us to discuss our relationship to time and the implication of thought in that. We ask fundamental questions as to how thought operates from the past and shapes not just the now but the future.

Fees

The monthly fees are shown below.

All prices include tax.

Course Time Once-a-week Twice-a-week
English & Art 90min \15,000/month \27,000/month
120min \18,000/month \32,000/month
International School Program 90min \15,000/month \27,000/month
120min \18,000/month \32,000/month

The registration fee for the Elementary course is 21,600 yen. The price includes 8% consumption tax.

Family Discount

Where two or more children from the same family join the school we offer a discount on enrollment fees for the additional children.

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