About Class

Environment

Our class size is intentionally small so that students can receive the time and attention they deserve in a structured and open learning space.  We provide a low teacher to student ratio so that all children have plenty of access to encouragement and guidance from their teachers.  We have a home like feeling that is warm and charming. In our spacious classrooms, children can explore the environment freely and focus on Montessori activities. Outdoor playground time is always children's favorite. Children enjoy climbing the play structure, playing  with sand, kitchen, soccer, basketball, riding tricycles and lots more! We prepare the child-centered environment carefully where the children can feel they are loved, appreciated and valued just as they should. 

Family Style, Mixed-age Class

Research shows that children thrive in  settings that allow them to step into leadership positions that nurture each other at different stages of their development and to grow at their own pace. Our focus is on collaboration and independence rather than competition. We as teachers are prepared and experienced to embrace the essence and uniqueness  of each child individually as well as their place in the classroom or group they are learning within.

 

Age

2.5 years old (30 months) to 6 years old

 

Program Schedule for school year 2020-2021

Half Day Program 8:50 am -12:50 pm

School Day Program 8:50 am -  3:00 pm

Program Schedule for school year 2021- 2022

Half Day Program 8:50 am -12:30 pm

School Day Program 8:50 am -  3:00 pm

*Kindergerten class is only 5 days School Day only.

Class Choice

-Japanese Immersion Class

-English Immersion Class

-Bilingual (Japanese & English) Class

-Kindergerten Class for children (over 5 years old on August 31st)

A Typical Day in Pikake School 

AM Circle Time & Lessons

Montessori Work Time, Art Project

Language Lesson, Music & Movements Time 

Outside Play Time

​Lunch

(Dismissal for Children in Half day program)

Rest Time/Quiet Work Time

Outside Play Time

PM Circle Time, Story Telling、Discussion, Literacy Time 

​Dismissal

 

Yearly Schedule

We believe our children learn from our environment including nature, culture, and community. Class and family events are also fantastic learning opportunities. 

September: Orientation, Welcome Picnic

October: Pumpkin Patch, Halloween

November: Parent-Teacher Conference, Thanksgiving Potluck

December: Holiday Party

January: New Years

February: Mamemaki(Japanese Spring Celebration), Valentine’s Day

March: Girls Day

April: Spring Parent-Teacher Conference, Easter Egg Hunt

May: Children’s Day, Mother’s Day Celebration

June: Graduation& End of Year Performance, Father’s Day Celebration

July-August: Summer Camp

*We also have birthday celebrations, fieldtrips, fire drill, curriculum night, etc.

*School will be closed on holidays, professional development days, winter, mid-winter, and spring breaks.