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Mission & Values

CGK’s Educational Mission and Code of Conduct

Mission

Mission / Raison D’etre

Expand Your Opportunities for Happiness Unlimitedly on a Global Scale

At CGK, we do not decide the specific educational direction that 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.

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.

Study-abroad provides a chance to experience an unknown world. Exposure to different values and ways of thinking allows room to think and grow. CGK gives all students these opportunities. >Study Abroad for 1 Year

Exposure to overseas countries is, of course, just one way to explore the unknown. We want children to acquire knowledge, experience and imagination as early as possible, and to feel that the unknown can quickly become friendly and familiar.

Universally sought, happiness also comes in countless forms. So, it goes without saying that we should provide them with as many options as possible to attain their own happiness.

At CGK, our mission is to “Expand your opportunities for happiness unlimitedly on a global scale” and to continue our commitment to “Raising real global kids.”

We continue to work towards this ideal because we believe that education has great power to bring about peace and happiness. In this increasingly globalized age, we aim to contribute to creating a better and more peaceful world by developing young talent into internationally-minded individuals.

We’ll keep nurturing vibrant and resilient children who have hands-on experience with the world, without limiting their possibilities.

Value

Code of Conduct

Raising Real Global Kids by Nurturing Self-expression, Acute Cognitive Abilities and a Spirit of Inquiry

When interacting with other people, children need “acute cognitive abilities,” or the ability to think for themselves, before “self-expression,” that is, learning to use language skills, either in English or Japanese. Language is the tool to finally communicate the opinions created this way, but without the interest and motivation that stems from a “spirit of inquiry,” which precedes deep thinking, deep thinking will not happen.

Here at CGK, we value the strength and spirit of these three qualities. We understand that teachers themselves must be aware of the flow from “spirit of inquiry” to “acute cognitive abilities,” and finally, “self-expression”. By reflecting this understanding in our daily teaching activities and using our curriculum as a foundation, we will cultivate truly global kids.

A willingness to think and challenge oneself by having a broad perspective and a deep interest in things, which makes one “want to know” and “want to learn” more actively. It is an important mindset to not wait for something to be given to you, but to take action on your own and have the opportunity to grow.

The ability to think outside the box, to see and understand things from multiple perspectives, and to create one’s own ideas. The acute cognitive ability is important not only in cognitive skills such as problem solving, but also in non-cognitive skills such as empathy and cooperation.

This is not about superficial language skills, but about the ability to understand other people’s ideas, to communicate one’s own ideas, and to express oneself in order to interact with others. We nurture the desire and joy of interaction, and develop the ability and attitude to act and speak with confidence.

History

FY2016

April: Opening of “Bilingual Preschool Cosmo Global Kids Bashamichi, Yokohama”

Start with 3 children in the 2-year-old class.

July: Introduction of the “Contact Book” application

It became possible to send photos and videos, facilitating communication with parents about activities at the preschool.

September: Additional School Bus

A total of 2

January: Start of 2 optional classes

Dance and Pygmalion Class (A first for an international preschool in Japan)

FY2017

April: 2 classes (2 year olds and 3 year olds) with a total of 28 students

April: Pygmalion Method

Introduced as a part of regular classes

June: Start of yearly Food Education Program

Activities such as “observing ingredients,” cooking lessons,” “table manners,” “harvesting experience,” and “exclusive French restaurant experience” were incorporated throughout the year. Plans made for the next year to collaborate with farmers and an Italian restaurant.

July: Start swimming lessons in a private pool

With guidance from instructors. Continuously held once a month since then (twice a month in summer) to educate on the basics of swimming.

FY2018

April: 3 classes (2 year olds, 3 year olds and 4 year olds) with a total of 58 students

April: Start of P.E. classes with guidance from a P.E. instructor

Although this class is held in Japanese, during alternate weeks the same lessons are reviewed by an English Teacher, allowing children to learn the same skills in English.

June: Start of English programming class (optional)

Programming lessons in English from an English teacher. This educational program is to develop logical thinking skills through programming, not to learn programming language.

August: Start of the English Library system

Started with 270 English books (with CDs), currently more than 1,500 books are available (as of April 2022, about 300 with CDs). By creating this opportunity to enjoy English at home, the English proficiency of students has improved.

FY2019

April: 3 classes (3 year olds, 4 year olds and 5 year olds) with a total of 69 students

March: First graduates (The inaugural class)

■Successful applicants to Private / National Elementary Schools (in alphabetical order, total number of students):
青山学院横浜英和小学校(2), 鎌倉女子大学初等部(2), 関東学院六浦小学校, 精華小学校(2), 清明学園初等部, 聖ヨゼフ学園小学校, 捜真小学校(2), 日本大学藤沢小学校, 横浜国立大学教育学部附属横浜小学校, 横浜雙葉小学校, 横浜山手中華学校(2)
Successful applicants to International Schools (or Elementary Schools mainly taught in English):
玉川学園小学部

FY2020

April: 4 classes (3 year olds, 4 year olds, 5 year olds, elementary students) with a total of 82 students

April: Change of school name

Bilingual Preschool Cosmo Global Kids Bashamichi, Yokohama → Cosmo Global Kids International School

April: Opening of Afterschool for elementary students

Cosmo Global Kids International School – Afterschool
Through authentic, high-level inquiry activities, CGK provides an environment that stimulates acute cognitive abilities and a spirit of inquiry, while providing a lively and enjoyable way of learning.
8F, 252 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama (near Kannai Station and Nihon-ōdōri Station)

March: 2nd Graduates

■Successful applicants to Private / National Elementary Schools (in alphabetical order, total number of students):
青山学院横浜英和小学校(2), 鎌倉女子大学初等部(4), 関東学院小学校(3), 関東学院六浦小学校, 品川翔英小学校, 聖ヨゼフ学園小学校, 捜真小学校(2), 横浜国立大学教育学部附属横浜小学校, 横浜山手中華学校
Successful applicants to International Schools (or Elementary Schools mainly taught in English):
Horizon Japan International School(2 including dropouts), 暁星国際小学校インターナショナルコース, 玉川学園小学部

FY2021

April: 4 classes (3 year olds, 4 year olds, 5 year olds, elementary students) with a total of 95 students

March: 3rd Graduates

■Successful applicants to Private / National Elementary Schools (in alphabetical order, total number of students):
青山学院横浜英和小学校(2), 鎌倉女子大学初等部(2), 関東学院小学校(4), 清泉小学校, 桐蔭学園小学校, 森村学園初等部, 横浜国立大学教育学部附属横浜小学校
Successful applicants to International Schools (or Elementary Schools mainly taught in English):
Horizon Japan International School, 暁星国際小学校インターナショナルコース

FY2022

April: 4 classes (3 year olds, 4 year olds, 5 year olds, elementary students) with a total of 107 students

April: Change of school name

Cosmo Global Kids International School → CGK International School

April: IB PYP candidate school

CGK becomes an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school for the Primary Year Program (PYP). Gradual introduction of the IB PYP curriculum into the preschool. With the goal of accreditation as an IB World School.

FY2023

April: Opening of Elementary School

CGK International School – Elementary School
Start of classes for grades 1-4. Introduction of International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
252 Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama (near Kannai Station and Nihon-ōdōri Station)

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