Tokyo
Christian, American curriculum
Ages 2 to 8

Yokohama Christian School

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CurriculumChristian, American
Age RangeAges 2 to 8
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 8
Max. students per class 10
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

40

Number of nationalities represented in the school

6

Most common nationality

Japanese
Multi-ethnic

Max. number of students per class

10 students per age level

Average number of students per class

8

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

No, but added support is offered throughout the school day.

Additional language classes offered by the school

None at this time.

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is used in a supporting role in the classroom. As a school focusing on Early Childhood education, technology is not of the greatest importance. Instead of technology, children are encouraged to explore their surroundings and think creatively by using their 5 senses.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is only assigned from kindergarten.

Approximate hours of homework given

10 minutes for Kindergarten. 15 minutes for First Grade. 20 minutes for Second Grade. 30 minutes for Third Grade.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Not at this time.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, our school is equipped to assess the level of entering students in Literacy and Mathematics.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The evaluation is the Fox in a Box assessment for K-3 Literacy and Fox Adds Up Mathematics and Fox Letters and Numbers for Pre-K published by McGraw Hill. For Pre-K Literacy, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Knowledge, and Print Awareness is tested. For Pre-K Mathematics, Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra, and Data Analysis and Probability is tested. For K-3 Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Fluency, Listening and Writing are tested. For K-3 Mathematics, age-appropriate levels in Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability are tested. For more detailed information on the Fox in a Box series.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

As of right now, it is open registration.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

As a preschool and primary school, all of our students go on to other schools to finish their schooling.

External examinations/assessments available

Diagnostic assessments are given to entering students to determine their proficiency in mathematics and language arts. These assessments are used to help a teacher customize their teaching to the needs of each student.

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Yokohama Christian School is a Christian school affiliated with Yokohama Union Church.

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

Parents are aware of the teaching methods and philosophies of the school before a student is enrolled. The school is consistent with teaching, but does not require every student to already have a faith that is compatible with the schools. There is no discrimination against students who do not come from religious backgrounds.

School bus service available

Not at this time.

Student access to education psychologist

YCS provides information, for both Japanese and English speaking families, on a variety of services available for child-rearing, family support, learning needs, and other potential parental concerns. Currently, YCS is not equipped to directly address issues, but are willing to be proactive to help families with any problems or concerns that may arise.

School start time

School begins promptly at 8:30am.

School finish time

School ends for the 2 year old class at 12:30pm. All other classes end at 2:30pm.

Supervised care before/after school

Currently YCS provides an after school care program. After school care is available for 2 year old class students from 12:30pm until 3:30pm. For all other classes, there is after school care from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Currently there are no after school clubs or activities. However, violin lessons, piano lessons, and English language lessons are available at the school. There is also an Afternoon English language program run through the school from 3:30pm to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday.

School provided lunches

There is not a separate cafeteria, but our students eat lunch together each day in the church.

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

Most students bring a lunch packed at home. Cezar's Kitchen, the meal service at St. Maur International School, provides both adult and child bento for YCS. This service includes a vegetarian option. YCS has a strict no tree nut policy in lunches that are packed by parents.

Sports activities included

YCS has a play yard and children are encouraged to run and play and climb and jump as much as they can during play yard times. There are no specific sports activities included in the curriculum at this time.

Sports facilities at the school

N/A

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

N/A

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Yokohama Christian School (YCS) is, by design, a small, international, Christian school for young children. We equip students to grow in their God–given potential spiritually and academically. We offer Christian and classical education using a variety of materials and methods, including Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) curriculum, in English. We foster a biblical worldview and provide a stimulating, educational environment.

We serve families with children 2 years old through 8 years old in mixed-aged classes.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: school.yokohamaunionchurch.org
Address: Yokohama Christian School 66-2 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0862 Japan