Education of kindergarten
PYP [ Primary Years Programme]
Taking the journey of learning upon childre n's curiosity
Children’s exploration starts by having interest and paying attention to things or events around them. To realize the learning world of what a “why” question creates, our kindergarten introduces the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP).
Teachers should not simply lecture everything, but respect children’s independence and value their personality and rights. This is the basic principle of the International Baccalaureate (IB).
World- class education with children playing the leading role
Young children love to jump into the unknown world with shiny eyes and full of curiosity. We practice the International Baccalaureate Programme suitable for children aged three to five, and put children’s curiosity in the center of class activities. We create a world-top level education.
UOI ( Unit of Inquiry) based learning to develop broad research skills
One of the explorative activities UOI(Unit of Inquiry), children study events that are happening around them while connecting to world events by themselves. PYP early years provides interdisciplinary learning of English, math, music, art, and ICT.
Learn from relationships with senior students
In everyday life, children naturally want to improve themselves. In kindergarten, we aggressively set up scenes to involve them with senior students so that we can inspire children to have aspiration to be and do like senior students. It is an important opportunity to stimulate their ambition and to learn voluntarily.
Advanced ICT environment
All the students from kindergarten (class for five-year-olds) to middle school use a tablet, (iPad). We enhance the quality of the learning environment by creating an ICT environment that promptly copes with an information society.
Daily learning culminating in annual events
Children experience a lot of “I did it!” and “It’s fun!” through a variety of events. For example, they cultivate teamwork and a competitive spirit through sports festivals, and in school plays they show the ability of English and expression that has been acquired. A number of unique events are held throughout the year.
More than 80% of our kindergarten students continue into elementary
In Kindergarten, we value the learning of reading, writing, calculation as the basic study of English, Japanese, and Math in preparation for Elementary School. We aim for students’ smooth transition to elementary school as we accumulate support that matches each child’s achievement.
Owlet Class One of the mother’s message
At first I wanted my child to attend school with an English environment. But after I learned about the International Baccalaureate Programme, I was attracted to its educational policy. With this worldwide program, I’d like to watch over my child’s growth as I expect the OIS curriculum to provide children to have a broadened view, to think things deeply, and to develop exploratory skills.
Eaglet1 Class One of the mother’s message
It is my daughter’s second year in kindergarten. I’m impressed that teachers are so cooperative with parents and they acknowledge each child’s ability and they support children’s growth with positive words and appropriate attitude. It is a pleasure to see how my daughter is making progress as she grows every day. I’m glad that we chose OIS.
Eaglet2 Class One of the mother’s message
As my child accumulates IB study, I started seeing him pursue questions and expanding his world. He uses kind words and has improved in interacting with friends. He also came to understand and meekly accept what his parents tell him. In the future, I hope he will be a person who will contribute to others.