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KAIS Elementary & Middle School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
Yearly fees (G7): ¥1,999,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 8 students / class
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: ¥1,999,000
Address: 1-6-8 Nakane, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 152-0031
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Number of students

92

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

Japanese

Ratio of local students to international students

1:1

Max. number of students per class

10-12

Average number of students per class

8

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, the school employs various support staff and helpers, as well as shadow teachers, an occupational therapist, and a speech/language therapist.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We do not have separate ESL program, but instead provide one-on-one or small group tutoring for students who require English support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

In addition to Japanese, we have offered a range of foreign language classes over the years. From "big" languages like Korean and Mandarin Chinese to relatively smaller languages like Greek and Dutch, students generally have a couple foreign language options each term to take as electives.

Use of technology in the classroom

Students have access to laptops for school work. Every classroom has a screen or projector. English & Math labs involve the use of learning software to track student progress.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount of time needed to complete homework ranges from 0 to 1~1h30m per school day. The typical school day involves a Homework Lab in which students can complete or mostly complete their homework in the presence of a teacher.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes, for certain grades.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we conduct a Math and English diagnostic assessment to understand where to place the student. Prospective students also must complete a trial day during a typical school day. This allows both us and the family to see if the school and child are a good fit.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The Math and English diagnostic assessment are paper-based examinations to assess student knowledge in relation to Common Core standards.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept new student registrations throughout the year in grades where there is availability.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Grade 8 students take the PSAT in preparation for high school. Also, the majority of the student body takes the ISA (International Schools' Assessment) yearly.

Results in these examinations

Students typically score at or above average on the PSAT.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

KAIS EMS is a secular school. Although we do not explicitly teach religion, students do learn about various religious belief systems in their Humanities/Social Studies classes.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Religious or not, we try our best to accommodate all requests from families.

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a Learning Support Coordinator, School Counselor, School Nurse, support staff (for tutoring and general assistance), and shadows for high-needs students.

Learning support offered

We teach a weekly Social Awareness class to all grades in order to practice inter- and intra-personal communication strategies. We also organize 'shadows' who offer one-on-one in-class support to students who require extra assistance and cannot learn independently.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students who need challenge opportunities may be placed in a higher level classes, depending on teacher observation, family request, and assessment metrics.

Student access to education psychologist

Our school currently does not employ an educational psychologist, but we do offer recommendations for third-party school psychologists.

School start time

Arrival time is from 8:15 to 8:37 a.m., with school officially starting at 8:40 a.m.

School finish time

Our early years program finishes at 3:35 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Our middle years program finishes at 3:50 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we offer a number of after-school activities.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Athletics Club (soccer, volleyball, basketball), Cinema Club, Robotics Club, Pony Club

School provided lunches

No, but we coordinate lunch ordering and delivery from a third-party lunch provider.

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

No, but our third-party provider accommodates for several types of dietary needs/restrictions.

Sports activities included

We have weekly Physical Education classes for every grade, as well as sports electives on Wednesdays, and rotating morning workouts.

Sports facilities at the school

Open space on the 4F, equipped with a climbing wall, climbing ropes, monkey bars, and ping-pong tables and other sports equipment.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our school is a member of ISTAA, a sports league for international schools. Our team, the ALPACAS, competes against other schools in the league in various sports.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Since opening the school in 2014, we have welcomed students and families from over 20 countries. We are dedicated to providing a unique international learning experience that fosters your child’s natural inclination towards curiosity, self-discovery, personal excellence, and joy. Our school accomplishes this by offering (1) personalized instruction, (2) high academic standards, (3) interdisciplinary, project-based learning, (4) an emphasis on inquiry and experience, and (5) a responsible approach to discipline in which students are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions.

Teaching approach of the school

The teaching approach blends both traditional and progressive methods to teach subject matter. Teacher talk time is kept at a minimum, student collaboration and sharing are emphasized, and projects are common (mostly in the afternoon classes).

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