Preschool in Azabu, Tokyo. <Pal International Preschool>

Q.  Do you use the Japanese language or culture in your curriculum?
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Yes, we use both Japanese and Japanese culture in our curriculum, however, English is the primary language. Our students are exposed to Japanese in interesting ways such as through songs, books, drama and crafts. We also enjoy learning about other languages and cultures, particularly the cultures of the children attending our school.

 
Q.  Do you have after school classes at PAL?
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Yes, we have after school classes at PAL. The style and content changes from school year to school year. Information about our current after school programs are available from our administration office.

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Q.  Do you go to the playground every day?
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Yes, weather permitting we go to the park every day. Our school is conveniently located within walking distance of 3 parks equipped with slides, swings, climbing equipment and sand-pits.

 
Q.  What nationalities do you accept at PAL?
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We welcome children from any nation or cultural background.
 

 
Q.  Do you have nap time at PAL?
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We don't have a specific time for naps, however, whenever a child needs to sleep, we will make a quiet comfortable bed for him/her to rest.

 
Q.  Do you toilet train the children?
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All of the children are reminded to use the toilet and each class has easy access to its own bathroom. When an individual child is ready to be toilet trained, the teachers will help them achieve this goal.

 
Q.  Do you have extended hours?
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Yes, we do. We offer afternoon classes and extended hours for all of our students until 5pm.

 
Q.  What do you do in the case of emergencies.
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We perform frequent emergency drills. This ensures that all children are familiar with the procedure and are aware of how to safely exit the building and go to the secure area until the emergency is over.

 
Q.  How do you discipline children?
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PAL School believes in a positive approach to discipline while helping children build their problem solving skills. Our low student/teacher ratio allows us to spend time with each child when they are facing difficulties. Needless to say, there is no physical punishment at our school.

 
Q.  Do you introduce reading and writing at your school?
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Language and literacy is an integral part of each class. The classroom is filled with words, letters, numbers and symbols creating a literacy rich environment. For our younger students, the alphabet is introduced. As the children grow, we begin to familiarize them with phonetic awareness and pre-writing skills. In the kindergarten class, we begin simple sentence writing and reading.

 
Q.  Do you have parent/teacher conferences?
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Yes. During the school year there are scheduled conferences, however, you may request to speak with our teachers at any time.

 
Q.  Do you issue progress reports?
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Yes, our school issues detailed reports for each student twice a year.
 

 
PAL International School is a loving, nurturing, and safe environment, providing learning opportunites and cross-cultural experiences to children aged 6 months to 6 years. We provide age appropriate education, nurturing children's social, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and physical selves through play and study in a fun environment.

Philosophy


We strive to respect each child, nourishing their individuality with highly personalized programs and plenty of personal attention.
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Teachers


Our teachers are caring, motivated and qualified professionals who, like our students, come from a variety of different cultural backgrounds.
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Goals


Our goal is to lay the foundations for our students' futures, by building their emotional, physical, social, intellectual and cultural skills.
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Our 5 preschool classes and afternoon program provide your child with a safe, secure and nurturing environment to grow, develop and learn. We ensure that each class has enough teachers to provide high quality care for your child. We believe that allowing your child to blossom in such an environment is the ideal preparation for our kindergarten classes.

Cradle


6 months to emerging 18 months
Children begin their development with art, music, exercise and other activities under the care of our warm dedicated teachers.
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Trike


Emerging 3 years
Children's abilities and imagination are stimulated with arts & crafts, interacting with friends and learning new songs and rhymes.
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Unicycle


K4 to K5
Students investigate math, explore the alphabet and enjoy gymnastics, music & dance, arts & crafts, drama, science and more.
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Additional Services


In addition to our regular programs, we offer make up lessons, extra days, extended hours, school lunches and, for those thinking of joinging our programs, free trial lessons.       Details

Rockin' Horse


18 months to emerging 2 years
Children learn how to make new friends while exploring their exciting new world and developing their own unique personality.
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Bike


Emerging 4 years
Literacy, math and choice-making are introduced while students learn to work within a larger group and improve their communication skills.
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Afternoon program


A variety of programs are available after our regular programs, including English Enrichment, homework help, and fun clubs like drama, cooking and gym.
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School Lunch


We provide a delicious and nutritious lunch at PAL. The order form and menu will be distributed monthly.