Pikake School's Global Education
We believe that language is such a powerful tool to communicate and collaborate with each other in the global community. We have immersion programs for English and Japanese language and a bilingual program (Japanese and English). We start with the fundamental belief that “learning languages is fun” and move on to include global awareness, cultural celebrations, and nurturing hearts for our planet.
Even though we are far away from Japan, we would like to provide the curriculum that children can feel the seasons and learn about the cultures and traditions of Japan. Our children will learn and develop their communication skills in Japanese.
All areas of learning such as language, math, science, geography, zoology, art and music will be guided in English. Montessori Phonics help to build up the children’s foundation in the sounds of the alphabets and they learn to read by decoding. The Montessori way has a systematic way of teaching the children to be able to read independently and has proven itself as one of the best educational models in the 21st century.
Our world is getting smaller. Our bilingual program offers our young children opportunities to learn both in Japanese and English. The goal in Bilingual program is help children get familiar and comfortable with both languages. Then, we hope children develop love and appreciation of cultures and cultural awareness.
WHAT IS MONTESSORI METHOD?
Maria Montessori was the first female doctor in Italy. She conducted tremendous observations and research about young children and she created the Montessori Method. There are many famous graduates from Montessori schools and now there are many Montessori schools all over the world.
The Montessori method is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. It also values the human spirit and the development of the “Whole Child”, physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. In the Montessori classroom children make creative choices in their learning. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore mysteries of the world and to develop their maximum potential. Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, and children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace.