Spring School 2018

Spring School 2018

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Adventure Through Reading

Hayama International School would like to share the joy of storytelling with you during the spring break this year.
The children will explore the world of colors and shapes within a fun and creative environment. Emphasis will be placed on expanding children’s vocabulary.
The teachers will share many wonderful story books that are widely used in the United States.
The children will engage in activities based on each book.
This year, our Junior Kinder, Senior Kinder, and Elementary School children will have the option to select the course of activities in the afternoon.

For Kindergarten

Session1:“The World of Pete the Cat”

Let’s have fun with Pete the Cat!
The children will strengthen their academic skills and enjoy hands-on learning by reading three different Pete the Cat books written by James Dean.

BOOKS: “Pete the Cat Beach”,” Pete’s Big Lunch”,” Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons”

Session2:“Exploring Shapes”

Calling all young artists to explore the world of various colors and shapes!
The students can review the colors while they create their own work.

BOOKS: “Shape Song”,” Not A Box”,” Not A Stick”

For Elementary School

Spring School 2018 at the Elementary level will consist of an “Author Study”, focusing on a children's book author each week.

Session1:Leo Lionni

During the 1st session of Spring School, students will be studying Leo Lionni.
Lionni is a well-known author who is known for some of his popular titles such as Swimmy and Frederick.
Students will work on comparing and studying Lionni's various books during this session.

BOOKS: “A Color of His Own”,” An Extraordinary Egg”,”It's Mine”

Session2:Mo Willems

During the second week, we will study Mo Willems and take a look at the various books he's written.
Students will be asked to compare and contrast his multiple books.
Some of his most famous books include the Pigeon series and the Elephant and Piggies series.

BOOKS: “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!”,”Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”,”Knuffle Bunny”

Choice of Class

This year, our Junior Kinder, Senior Kinder, and Elementary School children will have the option to select the course of activities in the afternoon.

Academic Class: Think to Learn

More academic activities to keep skills up over the holiday.

Activity Class: Play to Learn

Reviewing shapes and colors etc. by participating in many play-based activities.


Schedule (Weekly Theme)

For Kindergarten

"Adventure Through Reading"
Session1 - 3/19 - 3/23 The World of Pete the Cat
Session2 - 3/26 - 3/30 Exploring Shapes

For Elementary

"Author Study"
Session1 - 3/19 - 3/23 Leo Lionni
Session2 - 3/26 - 3/30 Mo Willems


38,000yen / per session
✳This fee includes the session fee, material fees and facility fees.

School Bus (Optional)

2,000yen or 3,000yen / per session
Yokosuka base, Ikego base, Yokosuka, Hayama, Zushi, Kamakura, Fujisawa, Kanazawaku, Yokohama, Yamate and Minatomirai area.

Lunch (Optional)

2,000yen(Kinder) or 2,400yen(Elementary) / per session
This is optional. Children may bring their own lunch or order the school lunch.


3 years old ~ 12 years old


9:00-10:15 Arrival,Welcome and Morning Activities
10:15-10:30 Morning Assembly
10:30-11:45 Story Time and Themed Activities
11:45-12:45 Lunch and Recess
12:45 -14:15 Afternoon Activities
14:15-14:30 Closing Circle Time and Dismissal

What Should I Bring to Spring School

Application Procedures

If you are SOFA sponsored Family, please contact the office. (046-855-5112)


Please sign up through our Website.
If your child has allergies, please let us know the details.
Please be careful when you input your child’s birthday.
In addition, if you wish to get off the bus at another spot, please fill in your request in the comment section.
To avoid confusion, please understand that it is not possible to change the place of Bus Pick up / Drop off for specific days. (Only one bus stop for the session.)


Please transfer the Tuition & Extend Stay fee to the school’s account below.

Bank of Yokohama Hayama Branch
Checking Account: 1178855
Hayama International School


After transfer is completed, please write the transfer date and transfer name in the application confirmation email you sent at 2., please reply with your child’s name as the subject of the email.


1 Application, 2 Transfer of Tuition & Extend Stay fee, 3 Reply mail, As soon as this 123 confirmation is received, we will send you a final confirmation email from the school and the application procedure will be completed.

Depending on the session a class may soon reach capacity. As soon as we reach the capacity, we will terminate the reception of that session, so please confirm to the school in advance when you want to apply.