Aichi International School
80 students, aged 2 - 8
North American/Japanese curriculum
fees: 1,039,500 yen/yr
1-704 Kamiyashiro, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Japan, 465-0025.
The Aichi International School was founded in the spring of 2000
with the mission of providing children with the skills that they
will need to be contributing members of the new "Global Society"
that is surfacing in the 21st century. Strong communication skills,
healthy self-confidence, and a respect for others are the three
main pillars of our school.
From its humble beginning of 14 students and 2 teachers, the school
is now growing upwards of 80 students and 10 full-time teachers.
Although the school is primarily designed for Japanese families,
we also welcome our international friends. To date, we have had
children from the US, Germany, Spain, Holland, India, Brazil, Sri
Lanka, Taiwan, Korea, and Russia visit our school. The Aichi International
School currently offers classes for children ranging from 2-years-old
up through Grade 2. With one new grade being added each year, eventually
the school will offer classes up through Grade 9.
Although the Aichi International School follows the curriculum established
by the Japanese Ministry of Education, all courses (with the exception
of Japanese language) are carried out in English. Subjects include
English language, Japanese language, Math, Life (Science & Social
Studies), Art, Music, and P.E. In addition, all students participate
in a Suzuki-method violin program.
All staff members at the Aichi International School are certified
in their home countries, and have degrees in education. Staff members
are currently from Canada, the U.S., Australia, Britian, and Japan.
A brand new school building was constructed in 2005. It includes
12 classrooms, a library, concert hall, heated floors, and solar
panels for generating electricity.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
The Aichi International School follows the Japanese calendar (April
- March) but is flexible in meeting the needs of its international
students. School days run Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 15:30,
with after-school teams and clubs running till 17:00.
Providing a safe, healthy environment serves as the foundation of
our school. Respecting the freedom of each child is an integral
theme in the education of our students and special attention is
given to each child's inherent individual strengths. Our ultimate
goal is to provide our students with a unique educational experience
whereby they can realize their potential to achieve success both
as individuals and as members of their global community.