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PRIMARY PRESCHOOL CLASS
3 - 6 Years Old​(fully potty trained)
School Day Schedule only

Pikake primary class encourages children to explore and discover, to collaborate with classmates and to take ownership of their education. In a peaceful and loving classroom environment, children will work with lots of Montessori hands-on activities which engage the process of learning. Along with Montessori methods, we offer monthly unit studies and three language class choices of Japanese, or Bilingual (Japanese focused or English focused) classes.​

Honu-Japanese Immersion Class:

Children spend all day in Japanese class with instruction and curriculum in Japanese. There are 2 Japanese native-speaking teachers who interact and guide our children.

Naia-Bilingual Class (Japanese focused):

Children spend 70% of a day in Japanese class (including lunch and recess) and 30% of a day in English class. Class is led by a native-speaking Montessori teacher with a native-speaking or fluent assistant. (Language 1 (L1): Japanese/ Language 2 (L2): English)

​Papa'i-Bilingual Class (English focused):

Children spend 70% of a day in English class (including lunch and recess) and 30% of a day in Japanese class. Class is led by a native-speaking Montessori teacher with a native-speaking or fluent assistant. (Language 1(L1): English/Language 2 (L2): Japanese)

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LEARNING AREAS IN PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Practical Life: Children learn daily-life skills, including taking care of self and environment, preparing snacks, manners, being kind and helpful, and resolving conflicts peacefully.

Sensorial: Through their different senses, children refine skills in perceiving the world. Sensorial activities help children develop the ability to classify, sort and discriminate, which prepares students for math, geometry, and language. 

Math: Children learn to identify numerals and associate them to quantities, understand place-value and the base-10 system, and practice operations. With an exploratory approach and learning through experience, children gain a firm understanding about math facts.

Language: Each classroom is equipped with hands-on activities to help children develop skills needed for writing and reading. As children acquire vocabulary, they learn letter sounds, how to combine sounds to make words, and how to build sentences. 

Culture: This area includes zoology, geography, science, art, music, history, and peace study, which are integrated into our curriculum. Children start learning from their own class community, and then, the world around them. Learning about different people, places, and cultures help them to understand, appreciate, and respect the diversity of the world and all living things.

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