As the only international science school in Japan, we put great importance on the power of science. We encourage students to use logic and the scientific process. Our educators empower students with the skills to carry out their own experiments and investigations. The Laurus curriculum covers all fundamental disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and STEM.
Students use online resources in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to hone their keyboarding skills. These fundamentals allow them to move onto more complex tasks, such as navigating a computer through the use of Google applications. These classroom activities are linked to real-world concepts, so students can transfer their proficiency to higher grades and beyond.
Students alternate between months of programming and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities. In our programming classes, we use applications such as Scratch to teach sequential programming, which enables students to create real-world solutions by harnessing the power of technology. We provide an iPad for every student so they can utilize the latest AR and VR experiences into their classes. Other STEM activities allow students to engage in project-based learning to research and engineer solutions to real-world problems. These projects also connect to other subject areas being explored at the same time.
At Laurus, we use the Cambridge Primary International Curriculum outcomes and blend them with a multitude of practical and interactive activities. We teach students the processes behind mathematical skills and not just the skills themselves. Students with advanced mathematical abilities are provided challenges suitable to their level and opportunities to advance even further.
We follow the guidelines established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Through language activities, students develop the skill of their mother tongue as the foundation of communication.
Eiken Test Preparation
The STEP Test evaluates student progress in the study of English. We recommend taking the test early to gauge proficiency levels, and we offer preparation courses before the examination. Our students have a proven record of advanced scores and excellent outcomes.
Our physical education program is a movement-based approach to physical development designed to take the child through their full range of mobility. The focus is on learning and developing the principles of body movement including balance, body awareness, coordination, and body alignment.
Our aim through our Karate program is to create an atmosphere that facilitates both physical and mental health and strength. Students participate in a physical art form that allows them to appreciate Japanese culture and tradition.