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Leaving qualificationN/A
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications N/A
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 14 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ¥1,801,800
to: ¥1,940,400
This school has more than one campus in Tokyo:
Bashamichi Campus: Ages 2 to 4

Address: 2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0011, Japan

Kannai Campus: Ages 4 to 11

Address: 2-25-2 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0006, Japan

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

70.8% have Japanese nationality, and 29.2% have a foreign or dual nationality. The ratio of international students is increasing year by year.

Native English speaking teachers

All teachers are native or near-native English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, CGK offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons.

Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class

Preschool: 24
Elementary School: 20
Afterschool (for elementary students): 15

Average number of students per class

Approx. 14

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Yes. We use BenQ Smartboards, laptops, iPads, and student personal devices from grade 3 and up.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. CGK is a secular school.

External examinations or assessments available

None currently.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Daily reading homework is assigned in grades 1 and up. Additional homework may be assigned as needed.

Approximate hours of homework given

Maximum of 10 minutes per grade- i.e. Grade 1- 10 minutes, Grade 2- 20 minutes, etc.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our inclusion and welfare policies require that teachers adhere to any accomodations or modifications as indicated in IEPs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

As an IB candidate school that follows a constructivist, inquiry based learning approach, students are met where they are in their learning journey. Students who are excelling in certain areas are supported in working beyond grade level or planned class learning outcomes. Teachers differentiate for learning needs based on ongoing formative assessment that allows them to tailor education for students at any level.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

We check for competence in our language of instruction (English) to ensure students will be able to access the curriculum or if they need some EAL support. We also evaluate their Japanese language to determine if they should be in JNL (Japanese as a Native Language) or JAL (Japanese as an Additional Language) classes. We briefly evaluate their math and reading skills to determine if they will need extra support in those areas. Lastly, we evaluate behavior to make sure that students will not need support or accommodations that would be disruptive to their learning or the learning of their peers.

Waiting list

Yes, depending on the class.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if vacancies exist.

School start time

Preschool: 8:00 am (regular school hours 8:30 am)
Elementary School: 8:15 am
Afterschool (for elementary students): 2:30 pm

School finish time

Preschool: 6:30 pm (regular school hours 5:00 pm)
Elementary School: 2:30 pm (G1-G2), 3:20 pm (G3-G5)
Afterschool (for elementary students): 7:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

CGK also offer food for pescatarian, vegetarian and halal. Families are allowed to send lunch from home if our school lunch company cannot accommodate their dietary needs.

Uniform required

Preschool: Yes
Elementary School: No
Afterschool (for elementary students): No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Programming, Dance, Pygmalion, Ronri Engine, and additional clubs based on teacher and student interest.

Sports activities included

Students have weekly or twice weekly P.E. lessons with a certified P.E. instructor.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school


Sports facilities at the school

5th floor is an open space for recess, P.E., and after school activities.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

An international school located in Yokohama, CGK is providing a curriculum of high quality, inquiry-based learning as an IB PYP candidate school.
We provide consistent childcare and education from 2 years old in preschool through elementary, middle and high school.
We support families who want an international education for their students as long as one parent speaks either English or Japanese.
Our philosophy is to raise real global kids by helping them develop a balance of self-expression, critical thinking skills, and a spirit of inquiry.

Teaching approach of the school

At CGK, we do not decide the specific educational direction children will follow. Children's happiness can take many forms and here at CGK, we'll be close by to support them on their pathway, up until graduation. We follow a constructivist, inquiry based approach that acknowledges and respects every learner's agency in their own learning journey. We use ongoing assessment practices to determine students' abilities and interests and tailor our instruction to meet every student where they are. We do not focus only on academics, but also on character development and 21st century skills. We believe we are all life-long learners and value continuing professional development, supporting IB workshops, post-graduate teaching degrees, in-serivce workshops, and professional learning communities (PLCs).

After graduation, what kind of future will the children be able to create for themselves? In pursuit of a happy future, there are areas of life where simply cramming information or language education won't really help. Teachers are in a position to support children as individuals, not to impose their own values on them, but to help them think, observe, learn, and grow into independent, life-long learners. By cultivating these abilities and mindsets, we believe they will keep challenging the future, bright-eyed and full of life, even after graduation.

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