Kspace International Preschool & Kindergarten

The Insight Team

Insight Pages Editor Kspace International School
Oct. 01, 2014

Kspace International Preschool & Kindergarten

Established: 2001

School Ethos

We provide a loving and caring environment for children wishing to experience a truly international learning community. Our students reach their full potential, developing gently from one exciting phase to the next, amongst peers from many different backgrounds.Working in partnership with our parents, we support them in their quest to raise happy, compassionate, creative, globally minded individuals, using English as a common language.

 

We encourage the emotional, social, physical, creative and intellectual development of our children whilst instilling positive attitudes and standards of interaction.

 

Teacher student ratio: Dependant upon age

1:4 ratio age 14 months to 3yrs

1:5 ratio age 3yrs to 4yrs

1:7 ratio age 4yrs to 6yrs

Note: Children aged 4 to 6 years have specialist teachers for subjects as well as their homeroom teachers, and children aged 5 to 6 years also enjoy a specialized 1-1 Reading Programme.

 

Curriculum

Amazingly dedicated teachers deliver creative, inspired and beautifully planned lessons in an upbeat style that the children adore. We draw on a range of teaching and care strategies, knowledge of child development, and various pedagogies. We immerse children in music and creativity and allow them opportunity to deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other.

We place emphasis on a balanced approach, with quality time spent both indoors and outdoors, encompassing the diverse ways in which children learn, individually as well as collaboratively. Unique and rich lesson content is taught using traditional and modern methods and materials, and equal focus is placed on creative and academic subjects.

 

Open days

School tours and trial lessons are available throughout the year. Please contact us for more information Monday to Saturday, 8.00am -7.00pm.

 

School overview

We opened in 2001 and our preschool began in 2002, when children from our mother and child classes became confident enough to spend time away from their parents. Organically, our team of amazingly talented and artistic teachers came together, and with them our community grew. We moved to a new larger, purpose built school in Shirokanedai in 2005 and since then the school has flourished and developed a reputation for a superb curriculum and a refreshing open approach to education.

Children can join directly from our Kspace Mother & Child classes; or enroll at any stage from outside.  Our preschool Caterpillar Class (14 months to 2 yrs) flows through to our Super Bugs Class (5 to 6 years) seamlessly.

Our alumni enjoy smooth transition into the best of international schools globally, or their choice of Japanese school.

 

School facilities

In August 2005 Kspace worked with award winning architects, Klein-Dytham, to create a very unique school. Kspace is situated in an attractive leafy avenue, in an exclusive and easily accessible area of central Tokyo, Shirokane. Our school is a home-from-home for our children – a wonderfully bright, spacious place, right by the park. Our area is known for its many intimate restaurants, coffee spots and small shops, and has a great sense of community.

Our fabulous 5-story learning center is a wonderful facility for children. Each classroom and floor has its own personality and special point of interest, including a theatre stage, an arts/music atelier, library and fantastic covered roof area.

We welcome you to come and take a look around. I think you’ll agree that as soon as you step inside our school you can ‘feel’ the difference!

 

Contact info

Address: 5-13-39, Shirokanedai, Minato-Ku, Tokyo

Telephone: 03-3446-3478

Email: enquiries@kspacetokyo.org

Homepage: www.kspacetokyo.org