Build up on Talent & Grow Learning Skill
Develop Early Curiosity
The great philosopher, Plato, once said the beginning is the most important part of the work.
Early childhood education is the “beginning” of education for students. At CIS Tokyo, this is considered by teachers and parents as an opportunity to work together to provide a successful “beginning.” Curiosity is a natural characteristic in all children from birth. Fostering and enriching this instinct offers a strong foundation for learning.
The kindergarten and elementary programs at CIS Tokyo are designed to ensure that the instinct to ask questions, seek more understanding, and accept the challenge is developed. The Canadian and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programs (PYP) include specific instructional guidelines for teachers, thus ensuring that teaching practices provide inquiry-based learning for students. Thus students learn by participating with their teachers in the development of their knowledge and areas of interest.
The development of curiosity results in the achievement of Canadian and PYP grade-level standards in elementary school and encourages an approach to learning that leads to Canadian and Advanced Placement high school success.
Build skills and confidence
CIS Personal development is an integral part of Canadian education. CIS Builds confidence by ensuring that the social-emotional well-being of students is an important goal. Interactions that occur each day among students, teachers, administrators, and parents provide examples for students about how to interact appropriately with others. Also, the CIS school guidance department provides information for all students about social and emotional development and its importance in education.
These efforts by all stakeholders in the CIS educational process recognize and respond to student needs. This CIS team approach to the development of every student provides students with the skills and confidence to meet their academic goals and support their personal development. This well-developed confidence becomes the foundation for future personal growth and decision-making.
Equip for the future
From grades kindergarten to twelve, CIS Tokyo education is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education and their future. The provision of individualized academic and personal development for students is an essential part of this process. Students are encouraged to develop communication skills and understand the importance of lifelong learning. An extensive extracurricular program also furthers the personal development of each student.
International and supplementary advanced studies are blended with the Canadian curriculum to ensure that CIS students are challenged. These academic programs include the International Baccalaureate program for Kindergarten 5 to 5, CIS advanced studies in grades 6-9, and the Advanced Placement program for students in grades 10-12. Students achieve a deeper understanding of their knowledge base and how knowledge is constructed and are thus prepared for future academic and personal challenges.
CIS Tokyo's students are prepared to make decisions about their future and thus achieve success in their post-secondary education and future work life.
Integrated school system of CIS
Primary Years Programs
with Advanced Studies
Canadian Format and/or
Advanced Placement (AP)
*AP is the elective, and preparation for the AP starts in G10 for the students who will elect the AP course in G11 and G12.
* Students who elect AP courses can shift to the Canadian Format during the semester.