Curriculum & Enrichment Programs
The three tiers of our afterschool curriculum are designed around our enrichment programs in the fields of STEAM Learning, Language & Literacy, and Music & Movement.
Combined, these programs offer a dynamic curriculum that caters to the intellectual, academic, and creative abilities of our students. Our tailored curriculum gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills to meet their individual needs. While moving from idea generation to implementation, children work independently and collaboratively to solve complex, real-world problems.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT + LANGUAGE & LITERACY + STEAM LEARNING
Language & Literacy
We recognize that children are naturally designed to absorb languages introduced to them during their first few years of life. As such we believe that it is important to give our students a well-rounded language program that offers both English and Japanese. Our Language & Literacy program, which also covers Eiken preparation, is tailored to each age and level by experienced native or native-level teachers. Activities focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking through an array of fun and challenging exercises.
Music & Movement
The Music & Movement program establishes music appreciation and physical fitness through dance, gymnastics, and creative play. Music combined with physical activities foster children’s proprioception skills and provide learning opportunities that boost our students’ independence, social-emotional skills, early language development, coordination, and self-control.
STEAM programs use methodologies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math to guide learning. It is an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more broadly about real-world problems. By encouraging an interest in STEAM areas from an early age, we can capitalize on children’s natural desires to explore and experiment. This helps our students develop an understanding of how everything in their environment is interrelated. They learn problem solving skills, how to look at challenges from different angles, and how to rewrite the narrative on setbacks as an opportunity to learn something new.
It helps students:
♦︎ Ask questions
♦︎ Connect the dots
♦︎ Problem solve
♦︎ Think creatively
♦︎ Be innovative