Bashamichi Campus
(Age 2 - Age 3)

Kannai Campus
(Age 4 - Grade 12)


IB PYP Candidate School
Raising Real Global Kids Through Inquiry
International Preschool for
Childcare and Global Education


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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.

Childcare+Global Education

Fulfilling Childcare & Education Program

At CGK, children are cared for full time from 8:30am to 5:00pm (8:00am to 7:00pm 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.

Pygmalion Classes Develop Acute Cognitive Abilities

  • 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.

  • International preschool students taking an intellectual education Pygmalion class

School Information

Name CGK International School - Preschool
Facility Type 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 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) seven 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.)
Location <Bashamichi Campus (Age 2 and Age 3 classes)>
2F, 6-75 Otamachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0011, Japan

<Kannai Campus (Age 4 and Age 5 classes)>
2-25-2 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Greater Tokyo) 231-0006, Japan
Capacity (FY2024) 2 year olds: Approx. 36, 3 year olds: Approx. 24, 4 year olds: Approx. 48, 5 year olds: Approx. 24
*Ages as of April 1st
*Please note that the number of the capacity is subject to change.
School Days Monday to Friday
School Hours 8:00-19:00 (Regular school hours 8:30-17:00)
School Holidays Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Golden Week (Approx. 1 week), Summer holidays (Approx. 1 week), Winter holidays (Approx. 1 week), Spring holidays (Approx. 1 week)

<Bashamichi Campus (Age 2 and Age 3 classes)>

  • 3-minute walk from Bashamichi Station (馬車道駅) on the Minatomirai Line (directly to/from the Tōyoko Line and Fukutoshin Line)
  • 4-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (桜木町駅) on the JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • 5-minute walk from Kannai Station (関内駅) on the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line

<Kannai Campus (Age 4 and Age 5 classes)>

  • 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
Other Uniform, school lunch, bus transportation

Bashamichi Campus (Age 2 and Age 3 classes) Layout

CGK International School Bashamichi's Floor Plan

Kannai Campus (Age 4 and Age 5 classes) Layout

CGK International School Kannai's Floor Plan

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(日本語は英語の後で) You're invited to join our CGK Outdoors Club event - enjoying beautiful Oike Park🏞️CGK Outdoors Club is originally designed for CGK community for hiking and other outdoor activities🥾For this event, we invite other friends or family members who may not be members of the CGK community.This event will start with a gentle nature walk through the forest to the large children’s play area🛝The children’s play area is fantastic - the kids certainly won’t be bored! We hope you will be able to join us😄Oike Park/Children’s Nature ParkSunday, the 18th of February, 202410.30am-1.30pmCheck highlight for RSVP link!大池公園でのイベントについてお知らせします🏞️CGK Outdoors Clubは、CGKコミュニティのために企画された、ハイキングやその他のアウトドア・アクティビティを楽しむためのクラブです🥾
このイベントでは、CGKコミュニティのメンバーでないご友人やご家族も招待します。森の中を通って広い子供の遊び場までの穏やかな自然散策から始まります。子供用の遊び場は素晴らしく、子供たちはきっと退屈しません🛝 ぜひお気軽にご参加くださいね😄大池公園・こども自然公園2024/2/18 (日曜日)10.30am-1.30pmご予約はハイライトからリンクへ!#internationalschool #IB #cgkis #yokohama #プリスクール横浜 #インターナショナルスクール #インターナショナルスクール横浜 #国際バカロレア #outdoorsclub #アウトドアクラブ
(日本語は英語の後で)CGK and HelloWorld (the operator of Machinaka Ryugaku), have signed an agreement to work together to promote the development of global talent🌎HelloWorld offers a program called Machinaka Ryugaku. Instead of travelling overseas to experience a different culture, you can experience a new culture and spend time with an international family living in Japan by staying studying at their home for the weekend with homestay options from Kanto to Okinawa!CGK will work closely with HelloWorld to further promote the development of global human resources both internationally and domestically.CGKとまちなか留学を運営するHelloWorldは、グローバル人材育成の推進に向けた取り組みにおいて、相互に連携および協力するため、協定を交わしています🌎「まちなか留学」は50カ国以上のホームステイ先を独自で手配しており、日本国内で海外留学・海外ホームステイの模擬体験ができます。異文化を体験するために海外に旅行するのではなく、週末に体験できる気軽さも魅力の一つです。当校は、同社との連携を深め、さらなる国内外のグローバル人材育成を促進してまいります。#internationalschool #IB #cgkis #yokohama #studyabroad #helloworld #まちなか留学 #横浜 #インターナショナルスクール横浜 #国際バカロレア #海外留学
(日本語は英語の後で) 【CGK Elementary School Open Schools】We have 1 more open school left in Year of 2023-24.🕘Sunday, January 28th 9:00AM(JP) / 11:00AM(EN) / 2:30PM(JP)*The last group session on weekend in 2023-24. Individual sessions remain available on weekdays. For students who are eligible for enrolment in April 2024 are invited to attend the Elementary School Orientation on the 17th of February. To ensure a smooth enrolment process, we recommend that prospective students attend our open school in January😊Whether or not you have a definite intention to enrol, please feel free to participate. This invitation extends to those who have attended in the past or those targeting enrolment from the 2025 academic year onwards!Children are welcome to join on the day👫It’s also an opportunity to interact with elementary school teachers, so please join us!【CGK初等部説明会のご案内】2023-24年度の初等部説明会(週末)は残り1回となります。🕘1月28日(日) 9:00AM(日本語) / 11:00AM(英語) / 2:30PM(日本語)*週末開催の団体説明会は年度内は1月が最後になります。平日は引き続き個別説明会に参加可能です。24年4月入学が対象の方は、2月17日の初等部オリエンテーションにご参加いただきます。滞りなく入学手続きを進めるためにも、ご検討中の方は1月中に説明会へご参加いただくことをおすすめいたします😊過去にご参加済みの方や、2025年度以降が対象の方もどうぞお気軽にご参加ください!当日はお子様もお連れ頂けます👫初等部の先生と交流できる機会になりますので、ぜひどうぞ!#InternationalSchool #IB #yokohama #cgkis #インターナショナルスクール #インターナショナルスクール横浜 #国際バカロレア #横浜
(日本語は英語の後で) Although we had originally planned to open only one class for 2-year-olds, we have revised our plans and decided to open two classes starting April 2024.We are pleased to announce that we will continue to accept new students for the 2-year-old class for the 2024 school year.In addition, we regularly hold open school sessions (next one: Jan 13) for those interested in enrolling. We have some openings in other classes as well, so please check our website and join our open school session.当初、1クラスだけの開校を計画していた2歳児クラスですが、計画を見直し、2024年4月より2クラス開校することが決定いたしました。この拡大に伴い、定員に空きが生まれましたので、引き続き、2024年度の2歳児クラスへの新規入学生を募集いたします。さらに、入学へご興味をお持ちの方に向けて、入学説明会を定期的に開催(次回は1/13)しております。他クラスにも若干の空きがございますので、ぜひ説明会へのご参加をお待ちしております。#internationalschool #IB #cgkis #preschool #yokohama #プリスクール #プリスクール横浜 #横浜 #インターナショナルスクール #インターナショナルスクール横浜 #国際バカロレア