An afterschoool program to nurture high-level acute cognitive ability and a spirit of inquiry in elementary students.
Venture into a New World! Real Inquiry-based Activities
CGK Preschool, well-respected as a center for global education in childcare and early childhood education, pursues deeper learning to raise children's Self-expression, Acute Cognitive Ability, and a Spirit of Inquiry. We provide a place for people to feel close to the world, to look at the world as a global citizen, and to envision a future where everyone can be happy.
Features of CGK Afterschool
Raising Real Global Kids
Focusing not only on English ability, but also on raising “Real Global Kids” with Self-expression, Acute Cognitive Ability and a Spirit of Inquiry. Our programs are made for the children to express themselves, to research their curiosities and to think deeply.
Not a Place to Study English
The children already have good English language skills so instead of spending a lot of time studying English, we emphasize learning in English. We seek to find enjoyment through the learning of different topics in the English language, instead of simply enjoying English. As a general rule, the classroom is an English-only environment.
English Ability will be Checked
In order to further develop “global education” at CGK Preschool where we nurture Self-expression, Acute Cognitive Ability and a Spirit of Inquiry, part of our enrollment selection process will be to check the student’s English ability. Our curriculum is designed without language barriers.
A Fun and Lively Place to Enjoy Advanced Learning
The students experience learning on a daily basis that stimulates acute cognitive ability and a spirit of inquiry, based on communication skills (self-expression) essential for active learning. Enjoy learning and get excited about the new world ahead.
Real Global Kids with Self-expression, Acute Cognitive Ability and a Spirit of Inquiry
The Ability to Express Yourself to Others
Rather than surface language skills, we place importance on the ability to understand other people's ideas, conveying their own ideas and engaging in dialogue.
They will also give presentations and hold discussions in order to them develop necessary English skills.
The Ability to Create without Convention
Through the understanding and tolerance of diversity and the use of critical thinking skills to think outside the box, children can develop the ability to find new paths on their own, while still being conscious of the need for both cooperation and independence.
Endless Motivation Toward the Future
Through various activities that will broaden their horizons, we'll nurture interest in a new world and open up endless possibilities for the future. We value excitement towards learning and wanting to know more.
CGK International School – Afterschool
2-25-2 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0006, Japan
Number of Students per Day
Around 15 per class (3 classes per day)
Elementary school 1st - 5th grade *Please contact us about 6th grade students.
Monday to Friday
Saturday, Sunday, National holidays, Golden Week (1 week), Obon holidays (a few days), New Year holidays (1 week)
Kannai Campus Layout
CGK Afterschool students are introducing the campus. The afterschool program is a PBL (Project-Based Learning) based Project Work activity in which students explore the same theme over several months. The theme at the time of this shoot was "How can we create and run a successful YouTube channel?"
In this video, they introduce some of the facilities on the 3rd through 5th floors out of the 2nd through 5th floors.
4-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
5-minute walk from Nihon-ōdōri Station (日本大通り駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line
7-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
School Bus Pick up
We provide a pick-up service from eligible elementary schools ("After-school Kids Clubs"), etc.
We will pick up students at the end of elementary school's 5th period. Any other time of day the students will need to make their own way to CGK Afterschool.
Please note pick-up times vary and we do not provide drop-off service to your home.
Some public elementary schools in Naka, Nishi and Minami wards (please inquire for details)
This is a service that allows children over 4 years old to use a taxi alone. This service is available at no extra charge with advance registration. The taxi company in charge differs depending on the area you live in, so please refer to the following and contact them directly.
Please be sure to contact CGK Afterschool before using the taxi service for childcare.
Feel free to contact us, not only regarding applications for briefing sessions or other questions, but also about observations, interviews, community interaction proposals, partnerships, consultancy requests, internships, etc.
Today`s snack at CGK Preschool was "Bashamichi Aisukurin Fresh Bread(馬車道あいすくりん生食パン)" from Bashamichi Glaneuses (@bashamichi.glaneuses), a sponsor of CGK School Festival. The students were so happy to eat it and said "Yummy!"
On our LINE Official Account, we are providing various up-to-date information on CGK. Please follow us! If you have any questions or queries about the school, please feel free to contact us via chat on the LINE Official Account.
CGK Elementary School actively incorporates field trips, with each class taking various modes of transportation, such as school buses and trains, every month. In the first semester, three classes had 13 field trips. Some of the field trips are deeply related to the IB and the daily curriculum, while others are inspired by the children`s own interests, making them both fun and educational. Please take a look at the examples of field trips on our website.
●Mitsuzawa Park Picnic - School Bus ●Hamagin Space Science Center - School Bus ●Kanagawa Plaza for Global Citizenship (Earth Plaza) - School Bus ●Yokohama Customs Museum - School Bus ●Ōmori Furusato-no-Hamabe Park - Train ●teamLab Planets TOKYO - School Bus ●Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse - Walk ●Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - School Bus ●Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - Henri Matisse: The Path to Color - Train ●Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History - Walk ●Children’s Nature Park (Oike Park) - School Bus ●Field Athletics Yokohama Tsukushino Course - School Bus
(日本語は後で) CGK Elementary School offers Summer Lab as a program during the summer vacation! During the second week of summer vacation, students enjoyed five days of ""Dinosaur"" summer lab!
<Day 1> The week started with us researching what dinosaurs are. We also started creating our information book filled with the knowledge we had learned through the day.
<Day 2> On this day, the students researched about what the dinosaurs ate. They learned about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and what the biggest and smallest dinosaurs were.
<Day 3> On this day, the students researched about the extinction event that wiped out most of the dinosaurs. They learned that 66 million years ago a massive asteroid struck the Earth and caused mass devastation to the planet.
<Day 4> On this day, the student researched about fossils and had a great time digging up some fossil remains! They also had fun putting together their dinosaur skeletons.
<Day 5> On our final day, students research about the dinosaurs that survived the extinction event - birds! We also had a fantastic time at the dinosaur show at Kannai Hall.
All-in-all it was a fun and informative week in the CGK Dinosaur Summer Lab!
Currently at CGK International School, our 2-year old class offers a 2-day course on Thursday and Friday, a 3-day course on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or a 5-day course. In order to provide more options for our families, students will now be free to choose regular attendance days starting September 1, 2023. Families may choose between 2 and 5 days per week and choose which days that will include, for instance a 3-day course Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Choices may be limited by enrollment numbers on particular days and are first-come first-serve.
(日本語は後で) CGK Elementary School offers Summer Lab as a program during the summer vacation! During the first week of summer vacation, students enjoyed five days of ""Food Around the World"" cooking dishes from around the world.
Day 1: Hawaiian Burgers Day 2: Singaporean Ice Kachang Day 3: Mexican Tacos with Zesty Salsa Day 4: Trinidad and Tobago Tropical Fruit Salad Day 5: Japanese Bento Boxes
Beyond tasting and eating, students honed their skills in budgeting and wise shopping choices as they went shopping daily with their list of ingredients. They became masters at finding the items and making good choices. They also learned valuable skills like the safe use of kitchen utensils which will stay with forever.
Stay tuned for the Summer Lab Report in week two!
CGK初等部では、夏休み期間中のプログラムとして、サマーラボを開講しています！ 夏休み1週目には、""Food Around the World""ということで、世界各国の料理のクッキングを5日間にわたって楽しみました。
Day 1: ハワイアンバーガー Day 2: シンガポール風アイス・カチャン Day 3: メキシカン・タコス スパイシー・サルサ添え Day 4: トリニダード・トバゴのトロピカル・フルーツ・サラダ Day 5: 日本のお弁当
<July 26> It was a field trip to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan! The children learned about aerospace engineering and robotics, and they particularly enjoyed the seasonal special exhibition, ""Life on the Moon,"" where the simulation game of meteorite exploration became everyone`s favorite!
<July 27> The day featured a Dance & Fitness lesson led by our very own Mr. Shin from CGK Afterschool ! The children learned about the reasons and effects of their heart rate increasing. Afterward, they experienced how dance can elevate their heart rate and, in the end, they divided into groups to showcase their own line dances they came up with!
<July 28> The day featured the highly popular event, the Egg Drop! The children were divided into groups and brainstormed ideas on how to drop an egg without breaking it. In the end, they conducted experiments by dropping their eggs, and some groups successfully protected their eggs from breaking, while others unfortunately faced some challenges and their eggs broke. Nevertheless, it was a fun and educational experience for all!
You can apply for our summer school programs on a daily basis. Please contact us for more If you are interested!!
Applications for students for the 2024 school year have already begun! Admission screening for preschool will be held in September, and for elementary students is being held by appointment. If you have not yet attended an open school session, please hurry!
(日本語は後で) At today`s CGK Afterschool Summer School, we created a cardboard arcade! The children worked together in groups, using their imagination and creativity to create original arcade games from cardboard and toilet paper found in the classroom. You can apply for our summer school programs on a daily basis. Please DM us for more info if you are interested!
(日本語は後で) At yesterday`s summer school, our very own 1st grade afterschool homeroom teacher, Mr. Reyes gave us a lecture about conventional Mexican Day of the Dead culture. Children enjoyed the lesson coloring skull masks and making traditional candies while they also cultivated their understanding of different cultures. You can apply for our summer school programs on a daily basis. Please DM us for more info if you are interested!
昨日のサマースクールではCGKアフタースクール1年生クラスの担任Reyes先生が、メキシコの伝統的な祭日であるDay of the Dead(死者の日)について解説してくれました！子どもたちはお面やスカルキャンディーを作って楽しみながら異文化理解を深めました！ 本校サマースクールは１日単位でお申し込みが可能です。ご興味ある方はDMお待ちしております！