CHIST elementary students build their foundations of learning with a blended curriculum of Japanese and global education. Seeking knowledge and acquiring skills through questioning, reflecting on their learning, and discovering the diverse connections in transdisciplinary study are important pillars of a CHIST education. We are a Candidate School for the PYP curriculum.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an inquiry-based, student-centered educational framework which focuses on the development of the whole child. The PYP is inclusive of all students from Early Years - Grade 5 and aims to develop internationally-minded students.
The Primary Years Program enables students:
|to explore relevant and significant concepts, learn necessary skills, foster appropriate action and acquire a wide body of knowledge|
|to use their own experiences and passions as a basis for learning|
|to engage in a variety of multi-sensory learning experiences|
|to use a range of resources and technologies to find, document and analyze information|
|to use critical-thinking skills to identify, evaluate and examine topics of global significance|
|to communicate what they have learned through a variety of disciplines|
|Collaborative learning provides students with opportunities to develop essential 21st century skills|
|to develop ownership and independence in their learning and set personal learning goals|
|to connect learning to authentic tasks to put theories and concepts into action|
to foster awareness and respect for the culture and traditions of Japan and the global community
The Primary Years Program includes:
a process-led, inquiry based curriculum
|a child-centered program that is holistic and integrates learning from a variety of disciplines|
|provides a proven framework to develop students’ abilities in literacy and maths focusing on the development of superior communication skills and mathematical competence|
|examines science theories and concepts as a means of exploring how the interconnectedness of society and interactions with the environment|
|frames Social Studies as a way of examining and understanding how human beings live and interact with each other and the earth|
|personal, social and physical education to consider the well-being of ourselves and others and opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom (field trips) and from others outside the school (guest speakers)|
|Specialist subject areas in; Physical Education, Art, Music and Japanese Language|
|The Primary Years Program culminates in an exhibition|
Chiyoda International School Tokyo is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme / Middle Years Programme / and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org