International Preschool for Childcare and Global Education
Through "childcare" and "global education" from early childhood, CGK International School nurtures the physical and mental growth of children to provide them with infinite future possibilities.
Unlike other preschools/kindergartens, CGK International School doesn't just babysit children during childcare hours, but offers a wide variety of programs while at the same time providing the highest quality care. Through high-quality "global education," CGK International School stimulates curiosity and interest here in Yokohama and to the wide-world, raising "real global kids" who can think for themselves and demonstrate leadership.
Fulfilling Childcare & Education Program
At CGK, children are cared for full time from 8:30am to 5:00pm (8:00am to 6:30pm if extended care is included), 5 days a week. There are no shorter hours or less than 5 day-a-week courses. (Only 2 year olds can choose from 2-5 days per week)
For this reason, we are able to provide not only English education, but a full curriculum of subjects along with a variety of programs, which are of the highest standard in both quantity and quality. *The following programs include those not offered to 2-year-old classes.
Sending Students to Nada Junior High, One of the Toughest Schools in Japan
Pygmalion education, which has seen great success in the Kansai area, has been introduced to an international preschool for the first time in Japan. The Pygmalion Early Childhood Education Method has been adopted by Hama Gakuen (Hama Kids), which has the highest number of students accepted into Nada Junior High School, the most difficult junior high school to get into in Japan.
Developing "Acute Cognitive Abilities" and "Problem-solving Abilities"
With the rise of IT and AI, education that only focuses on knowledge / skill is becoming redundant. The Pygmalion method increases finger, spatial, graphic, number logic and language skills to enhance acute cognitive abilities, rather than simply cramming the students with knowledge.
Optimal Education for the Critical Childhood Years
Higher mental abilities are best developed in early childhood which is a critical time for brain growth. Conversely, if not nurtured with appropriate methods and materials during this period, a lower mental capacity that only allows for input of knowledge and skills will become fixed.
Unlicensed Nursery School
(Since opening, we have received a Certificate of Compliance according to the "Guidelines for Non-licensed Daycare Facilities" (認可外保育施設指導監督基準 under MEXT) six years in a row without any written or verbal censure on any point. In the annual on-site inspection, a wide range of checks are carried out, from facility safety standards, disaster prevention, fire prevention, and evacuation drills, health and hygiene management, to the assignment of qualified personnel, guidance plans, childcare records, etc.)
Feel free to contact us, not only regarding applications for open schools 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!"
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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！