IB PYP Candidate School
CGK Elementary School
Opening April 2023
January 29, 2023Elementary
[Elementary School Briefing Session] Saturday, February 25, 2023
NEW CGK Elementary school are now accepting students for 2023 school y…
May 18, 2022General
School Name and Logo Change and Website Renewal
Effective April 1, 2022, our school name has been changed to…
April 13, 2022General
CGK Becomes an IB PYP Candidate School
We are pleased to announce that CGK International School is now an IB …
CGK International School is
an IB PYP candidate school
CGK's educational goal is to nurture internationally-minded individuals that can contribute to a better world.
CGK provides an environment where children can learn the skills they need in society and expand their opportunities for happiness on a global scale.
Elementary School Features
As an IB PYP candidate school, CGK Elementary School will not only follow an international curriculum, but will also teach mathematics and the Japanese language (for which learning progress tends to differ) with reference to the Japanese government guidelines for education. (*Japanese language class taught only in Japanese)
2.Language Policy for Parents
CGK Elementary school is open to students of any nationality. Although we are an international school, we also accept Japanese students (with an English proficiency requirement). Therefore, parents / guardians will not have any problem if they can communicate with the school in either Japanese or English.
3.Full EAL Support
Since most subjects are taught in English, English proficiency is required for admission to the Elementary School, but if students need help to improve their English, we offer EAL support (English as an additional language.)
Helping Students Develop a Spirit of Inquiry,
Acute Cognitive Abilities, and Self-expression
Students are taught through inquiry. Lessons based on "inquiry" are not passive, rather students take the initiative to cooperate with classmates and deepen their learning. Through active lessons based on research, discussion, presentation, and communication, students acquire cognitive abilities and the ability to express for themselves the things they have learned.
These skills are indispensable for children to be able to carve out their own future paths and spread their wings to the world. Students will not just get high grades on exams, but the global skills needed in real life around the world.
|Name||CGK International School - Elementary School|
|Location||L.Biz, 2-25-2 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0006, Japan|
|Capacity||Approx. 20 per class|
|Class Hours||Grade 1-2: 25 hrs per week, Grades 3-5: 29 hrs per week|
|Vacations||Spring Break (approx. 3 weeks), Golden Week (approx. 1 week), Summer Vacation (approx. 6 weeks), Winter Vacation (approx. 2 weeks)|
●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
Bus transportation is provided in the morning only.
We have two school buses, and the following routes are subject to change.
Please note that although students in the lower elementary grades are eligible, priority will be given to younger children from age 3 and up.
Inquiry for Elementary School
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.