Elementary School Curriculum

CHIST Curriculum

A holistic, inquiry-based curriculum

CHIST delivers a transdisciplinary approach to learning that emphasizes student-driven inquiry.

Curriculum

curriculum

This explains our Elementary School curriculum. At the Elementary School,

(1)    we apply a transdisciplinary approach to inquiry-based learning. (Blue)
(2)    the students study each subject independently. (Green)
(3)    the students study performance-based subject. (Red)

In inquiry-based learning, we offer ESL support to students who are particularly concerned about their English skills. For Japanese and Mathematics, we blend some parts of Japanese National Curriculum with our global standard curriculum. Some contents of Mathematics are learned in inquiry-based learning, and the other as standalone.
The sample Timetable of G1 Class

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Arrival (8:15-8:30) Silent Reading in Homeroom Silent Reading in Homeroom Silent Reading in Homeroom Silent Reading in Homeroom Silent Reading in Homeroom
Morning Meeting   8:30-8:55  Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom
Period 1 – 8:55-9:35 MathTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningMathTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningMath
Period 2 – 9:35-10:15 Transdisciplinary inquiry-based learningTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningLanguage ArtsTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learning
Tea Break – 10:15-10:30 Tea BreakTea BreakTea BreakTea BreakTea Break
Period 3 – 10:30-11:10 JapaneseLanguage ArtsTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningLanguage Arts
Period 4 – 11:10-11:50Transdisciplinary inquiry-based learningTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learningJapanese
Lunch and Recess  –11:50-12:45 Lunch and RecessLunch and RecessLunch and RecessLunch and RecessLunch and Recess
Period 5 – 12:45-1:25ArtMusicPEMusicPE
Period 6 – 1:25-2:05ArtJapaneseJapaneseJapaneseTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learning
Period 7 – 2:05-2:25Language ArtsMath Language ArtsMathTransdisciplinary inquiry-based learning
Afternoon Meeting   2:30-2:45 Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom