Educational Goals

One of our two main educational goals is to help them grow as a whole child with balanced advancement in their social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. The other main goal is to foster global minds and multi cultural experiences in the children in their early years so that they will be engaged in contributing to the international society in the future.
We strive to help the children grow and develop in a loving and nurturing atmosphere with various kinds of educational opportunities. Our staff includes certified and experienced early childcare and language teachers who are very much dedicated to contributing to meet the needs of every child in the school. You will also see our school curriculum well structured and carefully designed, especially on the language development for both Japanese and International children.
We aim to teach our children to:
・to develop a healthy mind and body, learning basic self help skills for the healthy growth
・to cultivate humanity through social interaction in children's play and learning activities
・to experience and understand different values and cultures through various activities
・to become bilingual competent in both English and Japanese
・ to prepare for the basic skills and knowledge for their later school years


Courses Ages Days・Hours
All Day 2 ~ 6 year olds ・ 1,2,3,4,5 days a week (Mon) ~ (Fri)
・ 9:00 ~ 17:00
・ early hours 8:00~9:00
・ extended hours 17:00~18:00
Half Day 2 ~ 6 year olds ・ 1,2,3,4,5 days a week (Mon) ~ (Fri)
・ 9:30 ~ 13:30
・ early hours 8:00~9:30
・ extended hours 13:30~18:00
Nursery 1 & 2 year olds ・ 1,2,3,4,5 days a week (Mon) ~ (Fri)
・ 9:30 ~ 12:30
・ early hours 8:00~9:30
・ extended hours 12:30~18:00
Afternoon 3 ~ 12 year olds ・ 1,2,3,4,5 days a week (Mon) ~ (Fri)
・ 1 ~ 3 hours a day between 15:00 ~ 18:00
・ extended hours 14:00 ~ 18:00
Kids Japanese
(included in the program)
3 ~ 6 year olds ・ Non Japanese Kids: 12:30 ~
・ Japanese Kids: 15:30 ~
Summer School 2 year olds & older ・ 4 weeks during summer vacation
  (usually, end of July to August)
・ priority given to KIPS students
・ CLICK left for details
Saturday Kids
English Program
3 ~ 6 year olds
6 ~ 10 year olds
・ Saturday English Class at
  Ryutsu Kagaku University Open College
(University Of Marketing & Distribution Sciences)
・ Spring Course (April ~ July)
・ Fall Course (October ~ February)
・ 9:30 ~ 11:00 (90 min x 10 lessons)
・ Location: Kobe, Nishi-ku, Gakuentoshi
・ Contact phone number: 078-794-3555


Kinds of Activities Targets and Achievemnets
Outdoor Play develop gross motor skills and social interaction among the children
Free Choice Center creativity, individual interest, group play, responsibility, cooperation, sorting skill,etc
Circle Time calendar, songs, themes, spirits, topics, stories, dance, music, culture, sense of unity
Learning Centers 1) English Learning Center-vocabulary, alphabet, phonics ,reading, writing
2) Theme Learning Center-science, social studies, math
3) communication Learning Center-show & tell, self expression, appropriate
   communication skill, words of respect and gratitude
4) Japanese Learning Center-vocabulary, greetings, useful phrases
Daily Routines rules, self preparation, self health care, following teachers’ directions, time concept
Physical Education exercises and sports for the balanced physical growth and teamwork spirit
(stretching, running, balancing, soccer, tennis, swimming, badminton, cycling, etc)
Lunch & Snack time healthy nutrition and basic table manners
Arts and Crafts enhancing creativity, fine motor skills, expressing oneself freely, using natural materials
Holiday Events multicultural and seasonal special activities, dramatic plays, parties
Field Trips theme related social science study trips to aquarium, zoo, factory, planetarium, etc
Lessons by Parents professional and/or special skills and knowledge can be taught by the parents
Daily Schedule(←Click Here)