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Kindergarten Educational Goals

Firstly, the children will learn basic life skills and positive habits such as greeting each other and manners. We will also support them develop the ability to think for themselves and take initiative independently. By establishing good communication with our students’ families, we strive to improve the educational environment for children to enjoy their school life, respecting them and their personality.


A child’s early years play a key role in the acquisition of communication and language abilities as well as in the development of their arithmetic skills. If children miss this initial chance of acquiring language comprehension skills, they will need much more time to develop the same ability later in life. This is why our program includes English and mathematics lessons multiple times a week. During their English classes, students at TWIS have plenty of opportunities to hone their listening and speaking skills, as well as building strong foundations in phonics which will then help them develop their reading and writing. All of the subjects, with the exception of Japanese language classes, are taught in English.


In addition to English and mathematics, we give importance to the children’s physical and creative development. Special subjects such as physical education, music and Japanese are integrated in our curriculum and taught by specialist teachers with the support of class teachers.

We believe in the power of movement, music and art to express feelings that sometimes words cannot convey. We wish our children will lead positive lives, surrounded by many friends and with the strength to overcome difficulties. And we hope that sports, art and music will bring them fulfillment and enrich them as individuals.


We want our kindergarten to be a place where children are eager to come every day to play with friends and have fun learning. Our main goal is to have children enjoy every moment at school, and while they are having fun equip them with all of the tools and knowledge that will make them shine. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our facilities and educational environment to maintain the highest quality in early childhood education.

Kindergarten classes

We currently have four kindergarten classes, PRESCHOOL(2-year-olds),K3 (3-year-olds), K4 (4-year-olds) and K5 (5-year-olds), with a limit of 20 students per class and 9 full time teachers.

Preschool K3 K4 K5
Capacity 18 20 20 20
Number of full time
teachers per class
3 teachers 2 teachers 2 teachers 2 teachers


Our curriculum focuses on English and Mathematics, as well as Physical Education, Music and Japanese. Physical Education (PE), Music and Japanese classes are taught by early childhood education specialists in the respective fields. Classroom teachers also support them during these lessons.
Apart from outside play time in our playground and sandpit area, we have Physical Education lessons indoors with special activities designed to nurture the gross motor skills of young children.

1. Language Arts

For English reading and writing instruction we are using Jolly Phonics. Jolly Phonics is a synthetic phonics method of teaching letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory, enabling children to become fluent readers.

2. Mathematics

In Math, students learn about counting and cardinality to 100, graphing, classifying and grouping objects, bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional shapes, patterning, nonstandard measurement, ordinal numbers, addition and subtraction within 20, story problems, and time and calendar concepts.

Students use hands-on manipulatives, play games, and engage in multi-sensory activities to develop number sense and link mathematical concepts to their daily lives and experiences.

3. Science and Social Studies

We adopt a theme-based approach for our Science and Social Studies curriculum. The themes will be the same for all grade levels, although lessons will be differentiated in difficulty depending on the children’s age group.
We will have a party and a field trip for each theme. These are whole kindergarten events.

4. Art

In Art, we offer a well-balanced variety of lessons covering both painting and crafts. We give importance to the children enjoying expressing themselves creatively through art, and value the uniqueness of each child’s creations. Art and crafts will also follow the monthly themes, taking inspiration from what the children are learning in Science and Social Studies as well as from the observation of nature.

5. Music

During Music classes, students learn many different skills such as listening to and then reproducing the notes they hear, using singing as a guide to play instruments, developing rhythm awareness and expressing themselves through dance. We have plans to include keyboard, eurhythmic and hand bells. Music presentations will take place on Sports Day, at our Halloween and winter presentations, and at the graduation ceremony.

6. Physical Education

In Physical Education (P.E.), students learn gymnastics and ball games. We also have swimming lessons and water play during the summer.

We have begun the construction of a second gymnasium for kindergarten which is much bigger than the last kindergarten gym. We hope that the larger space will allow students to move their bodies more freely and enjoy exercise.

Because we have P.E. lessons daily, please ensure that your child wears clothes to school which are appropriate, safe, and easy to move in.

7. Japanese

In Japanese, students learn how to write Japanese letters (Hiragana and Katakana) as well as learning about Japanese culture and seasonal traditions. The Japanese teacher will read Japanese books and teach the students Japanese songs. We will also be making crafts related to Japanese culture and events. We use both Japanese and English when reading books so that children who are learning Japanese as their second language can assimilate Japanese vocabulary more effectively.

Special Activities

Park Time:PRESCHOOL and Kindergarten classes go to play ground with homeroom teachers and the P.E. teacher for one hour of outdoors playtime.
Activity Time: After Park Time, we have a whole kindergarten activity which all the children can do together.

Birthday Parties: We have a kindergarten-wide birthday party each month for all children born in that month.

Field Trips: For each theme, kindergarten will go on a corresponding field trip to enrich their learning. We are planning to go on six field trips over the school year.

End of Theme Party: To close each theme, we will have a kindergarten-wide party. Children can dress up, eat snacks, and participate in a theme-related activity.





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Admission Process

1.Enrollment Guidance / School tour

The enrollment guidance for pre and kindergarten will be held on the following schedule.

■ Date : January 29, 2020  10:30am

February 5, 2020   11:00am

February 8, 2020  10:30am (Trial lesson)

※If you find it inconvenient, you can consult outside of the above schedule.

■ Place : Tokyo West International School  4F

■ Things to bring : Please bring inner shoes

■ Please sign up following URL


2.Submit application form

Please submit the application form and fill out the medical certificate and mail or bring it.

Application Form TWIS Kinder

Medical Certificate TWIS Kinder

3.Screening Test and Parents Interview

After we receive your application form, we will set the interview date for your child.

Please let us know about your available dates and time. On the interview day, please bring your child to our school to talk with a teacher.
We would like to ask you to bring 20,000 yen in cash as a registration fee.

4.Announcement of Successful Applicants

We will let you know about the result of your child’s interview.



School Lunch

Hot school lunches are provided to those who request it at an extra charge. Delicious, quality meals made from carefully chosen products with nutritional balance and merit are provided by our highly qualified chef with background in hotel cuisine.


















定員 18名 20名 20名 20名





K3担当教員 K4担当教員 K5担当教員
3名 2名 2名 2名




1. 英語

英語の読み書きに関しては、イギリスのJolly phonics を使用します。Jolly phonics とは、子どもたちが歌や体の動きなどを通して、楽しみながら英語の読み書きの大切な基礎を学ぶことができるプログラムです。



3. 理科・社会

理科と社会のレッスンでは、様々なテーマに基づいて授業を行います。テーマ は K3 から K5 まで全てのクラスで共通したものを使用しますが、クラスによってレッスンの内容 は異なります。

4. 美術


5. 音楽

音楽の授業では、音を聴く、聴いて歌う、歌って弾く、リズムを聴き体で表現する、と様々な音楽 要素を学びます。特に楽器を弾く事で、子どもは知らず知らずのうちに楽しみながら、総合的な力 を身につける事が出来ると考えています。

6. 体育


7. 日本語

日本語の授業では、ひらがなやカタカナの書き方のほか、日本の四季や文化について 1 年を通して 学びます。絵本の読み聞かせや日本の歌を歌ったりする時間の他に、日本文化に関する工作なども行います。絵本の読み聞かせでは、日本語と英語の両方で読み聞かせを行うことで、英語と日本語 両方の学習に繋げています。


Park Time:公園などに行き、たくさん体を動かして遊びます。全クラスの教員及び体育の先生が引率します。

お誕生日会: 毎月決まった日に、全クラスの児童が集まり、その月に誕生日を迎える全ての子ども達への、お誕生日会をします。

遠足 :子ども達が学んでいるテーマ毎に、そのテーマに関した場所に遠足に行き、子ども達の学びを深めます。

テーマパーティ:各テーマの終わりには、幼稚園全体でのテーマパーティを行います。 テーマに関する服装をしたり、おやつを食べたり、様々な活動をして楽しみます。





■ 日時 : 2020年1月29日(水)10:30am

2020年2月5日(水) 11:00am

2020年2月8日(土) 10:30am (体験レッスンも行います)


■ 場所 : 本校4階マルチルーム

■ 持ち物: 上履きをご持参ください

■ お申込みは以下よりお願いいたします。











Application Form TWIS Kinder

Medical Certificate TWIS Kinder










school lunchschool lunch


Please feel free to inquire.(英語・日本語対応) TEL 042-691-1441 Office hours 9:00 - 16:00 [Weekdays except holidays ]