At Hayama International School our philosophy is to encourage children grade 1~6 to learn and grow intellectually, creatively, socially, and physically by providing them with a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment.
We envision that each student will grow to their full potential, while developing self-worth, self-confidence, good manners and appreciation of both their own and other’s accomplishments.
Our academic program follows the United States Common Core and supports the individual needs of our students and includes studies in the core curricular areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social science, as well as specialist areas of art, music, physical education (PE).
The academic standards at Hayama International School are equivalent to private school education in the United States and we are dedicated to helping our students achieve their full potential. Classes at Hayama International School are kept to a low number to enable teachers to focus on the children’s varied abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles.
All programs at Hayama International School are delivered in English. As a school committed to academic success, Hayama International School places the development of strong literacy skills at the center of our curricular program. In addition to a strong English literacy program, our school is committed to helping our students by educating them to be international, multicultural, and multilingual thinkers with a strong sense of community and social responsibility. We embrace cross-curricular projects and the integration of ICT into some areas of the curriculum. The use of ICT encourages students to become independent learners and critical thinkers. IPads, supported by educationally appropriate applications and programs such as Mathletics and Read Eggs, are used across the elementary section.
In addition to academics, great emphasis is placed on encouraging our students to be physically active throughout the school day. We believe that active play and spending time outdoors are integral parts of growing up happy and healthy. Whether it is playing with friends in the school’s yard, playing cooperative games with classmates during our PE class at the local park, or taking a nature hike to the beach or nearby river – the children will have a much needed break from traditional studies while enjoying and learning from the wonderful natural surroundings here at Hayama International School.
Our goal is to provide a rich, challenging and supportive learning environment that promotes a passion for learning while fostering respect for ourselves, each other and the world in which we live.
We believe that children learn best through an interactive enjoyable experience of exploring and inquiry that is developmentally challenging.
We focus on authentic learning experiences while paying close attention to uniqueness of each child. Students develop at their own pace and level of ability and expand upon skills they have mastered.