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Prospective Family Information
Everything you need to know, all in one simple place
Admissions Overview:
Prospective families interested in enrolling their children at KPIS should contact our Office of Admissions. Feel free to email us at contact@kpischool.com or call 03-5707-0979. Information about our application process for admission and other important details are listed below.
Application Process:
Step 1:
Email or call to arrange a school tour and interview with our principal. We offer school tours and interviews from Monday through Friday between 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Step 2:
Submit your child’s application form. Once we receive this document, we will send you an initial invoice for only the registration fee.
Step 3:
Pay the registration fee, which will reserve a seat for your child. After this, we will send you our Parent Handbook, Certificate of Enrollment as well as forms for you to complete.
Step 4:
Confirm your child’s enrollment date with our principal. Then we will send you an invoice for your child’s tuition fees plus Facility Development Fee and Facility Maintenance Fee. All fees should be paid before your child’s first day of attendance.
Prospectiove Family Information | KOMAZAWA PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:International preschool tokyo
School Calendar of Upcoming Events:
SEPTEMBER 2017 | KOMAZAWA PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:International preschool tokyo

*23: Weekend Open Playground
*25-29: Cultural Diversity Week

OCTOBER 2017 | KOMAZAWA PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:International preschool tokyo

*13: School-wide Fall Field Trip
*27: Halloween Sleepover Party
*28: Weekend Open Playground
*29: Fall Open House
*31: Halloween Kids' Night

NOVEMBER 2017 | KOMAZAWA PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:International preschool tokyo

*3: Weekend Open Playground

DECEMBER 2017 | KOMAZAWA PARK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL:International preschool tokyo

*8: Charity Concert

Note: Dates above highlighted in GREEN indicate upcoming events for prospective families. Reservations are required for attendance to these events. Please email the school at contact@kpischool.com or call 03-5707-0979.
 
 
School Fees & Payments:
Registration Fee (Non-Refundable, One-time Payment) 259,200 yen
Facility Development Fee (Non-Refundable, One-time Payment) 216,000 yen
Facility Maintenance Fee (Non-Refundable, Annual Payment) 75,600 yen
Tuition Fee
Class Name Age Group Days per Week Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Pegasus 1
and
Pegasus 2
18 months
to
3 yrs old
3 Days 544,320 yen 519,480 yen 496,800 yen
4 Days 686,880 yen 645,840 yen 624,240 yen
5 Days 829,440 yen 772,200 yen 750,600 yen
Unicorn 3 - 4 yrs old 5 Days 717,120 yen 659,880 yen 638,280 yen
Phoenix 4 - 5 yrs old 5 Days 717,120 yen 659,880 yen 638,280 yen
Olympia 5 - 6 yrs old 5 Days 726,840 yen 670,680 yen 648,000 yen
New families at KPIS must pay the following fees:
1. Registration Fee
2. Facility Development Fee
3. Facility Maintenance Fee
4. Tuition Fee (for the current term)

The Registration Fee and Facility Development Fee are both non-refundable, one-time payments. The Facility Maintenance Fee is a non-refundable, annual payment. Tuition fees (and the aforementioned fees) must be paid in advance before your child’s first day of attendance. We cannot guarantee a seat for your child if you fail to make your payment by the deadline, but exceptions can be made in special circumstances.

If your child enrolls at KPIS after a term has started, tuition fees will be calculated from the first day of the month in which your child begins attending. However, families that enroll their child during Term 1 before October 1 must pay Term 1’s full tuition.

Parents and/or companies are responsible for all bank transfer charges when remitting payments to the school.
 
 
Common Discussion Topics during Interviews:
Daily Schedule
Nap Time
Toilet Training
Maximum Number of Students per Class
Daily Schedule:
We like to describe our daily schedule as a daily routine, which we adapt to meet our students’ interests and needs. The actual length of time a class spends on an activity may change on a day-to-day basis, but the pattern of events throughout each day is consistent. Preschool students need predictability in their lives, and a daily routine in the classroom is extremely important for them. A predictable routine helps children understand what’s coming next in the day as well as what they are expected to do during each part of the day.

Knowing what to expect can:

1) help children be more confident and responsible
2) keep them on task
3) make them feel more relaxed
4) minimize behavioral problems

Our school’s daily routine is basically as follows: classroom free play, morning circle time, toilet time, snack time, outdoor free play either at Komazawa Olympic Park or the school yard, lunch, nap time (Pegasus 1 and Pegasus 2 students), thematic unit activities, arts and crafts, specialized subjects (such as music, pottery and sports), and afternoon circle time.
Nap Time (Pegasus 1 & Pegasus 2)
Children, especially those ages 18 months to 3 years old, need some amount of rest during their school day. Normally, an hour of nap after lunch in a calming environment of soft music and dim light allows their bodies to rejuvenate and reenergize. Children who, for some reason or another, cannot fall asleep or do not
want to sleep are allowed to pass the time quietly looking at books or playing with toys. All the children are supervised during nap time and never left unattended. In Pegasus 2, teachers gradually wean the children from taking a nap starting in Term 3 in preparation for their transition to Unicorn at which time the children do not nap anymore.
Toilet Training (Pegasus 1 & Pegasus 2)
Children who are age-eligible for Pegasus 1 and Pegasus 2 do not need to be toilet trained upon enrollment at KPIS. Our teachers are highly experienced and sensitive to signs as to when children are ready, and they work closely together with you to help your children along the way. Our teachers always use encouragement with gentle reminders as we take children to the toilet at regular intervals throughout the day. They also can offer you suggestions to make the process smoother for both you and your child. Remember that toilet training is not a race; it may come naturally fast to some children yet not to others. Nevertheless, all children should be toilet trained by the end of the school year in Pegasus 2.
Maximum Number of Students per Class:
KPIS is proud of its low student-to-teacher ratio. We believe that class size is more than just a number as educational research has shown time and again that low student-to-teacher ratios yield significantly higher outcomes. Low student-to-teacher ratios matter most particularly in early education, and reduced class sizes during children’s early years of education have lasting positive effects.

The primary reason behind the benefits is that teachers who have fewer students can provide each student with more individual attention. Teachers can sample different activities and lessons that simply may not be feasible with a larger class size. Moreover, a lower student-to-teacher ratio encourages greater class participation among students.

Our student-to-teacher ratio increases incrementally by age group as students grow older since we expect them to develop independence, a major goal of our school’s mission. The maximum number of students per class may seem high in some classes, but one factor to keep in mind is that these numbers represent the maximum capacity while in reality the number of students per class is lower.
Name Age Group Student-to-Teacher Ratio Maximum Number of Students Actual Number of Students
[2017.2]
Pegasus 1
Silver
18 months
to 2 yrs old
4 students per teacher 8 students 9 students
Pegasus 2
Pink
2 – 3 yrs old 6 students per teacher 18 students 10 students
Pegasus 2
Yellow
2 – 3 yrs old 6 students per teacher 18 students 6 students
Unicorn
Blue
3 – 4 yrs old 9 students per teacher 18 students 11 students
Unicorn
Red
3 – 4 yrs old 9 students per teacher 18 students 11 students
Phoenix 4 – 5 yrs old 11 students per teacher 22 students 15 students
Olympia Aqua 5 – 6 yrs old 12 students per teacher 24 students 10 students
Olympia Orange 5 – 6 yrs old 12 students per teacher 24 students 11 students
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