The 12th annual NewIS Summer Program is now open for registration. Every year NewIS welcomes students from our own student body, children from the local community, and students from overseas, many of whom return year after year for a program based on learning through experiential activities. In previous years, exhibitions and performances of student work are provided for parents or guardians on the last day of each session; however this year, as with last year, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, this may need to be altered. Learning within the contexts of drama, music, art, digital media, domestic sciences, and other creative activities, provides students with opportunities to expand their imagination, interests and skills in many directions. Specialist STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), Japanese and Chinese classes are also available.
Teachers from NewIS will facilitate this year’s program with a maximum ratio of 12 students per teacher. The 2021 NewIS Summer Program runs from Thursday, July 8th to Friday, August 6th. There are options to register for the first two week session only, for the second two week session only, or for all four weeks. The program hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with an added cost aftercare option to 4:30 p.m.. The Japanese national holidays on Thursday, July 22nd and Friday, July 23rd will be observed.
Summer Program 2021; Registration now closed.
On Monday June 7th the Summer Program Online Orientation was attended using Google Meet by approximately 50 families interested in the program. During the presentation, areas such as 'Program Overview', 'Class Schedules', and 'Covid-19 Precautions' were covered. While this orientation was the only instance of presenting the information live, those wishing to do so can watch a recording of the presentation here.
The tuition fees are indicated on this table. An additional registration fee of 25,000 yen is required for new students only. It is waived for students currently or formerly enrolled at NewIS or in the Saturday or Summer programs.
Parents are invited to register their children on-line through the links on this page. Upon registration, parents receive a confirmation email indicating the amount to be paid with bank transfer information and a due date. Bank charges vary depending on the country of origin and all bank transfer charges (both abroad and in Japan) are the responsibility of the parents. Registration is automatically cancelled if payment is not received by the due date. For further information, please call 03-3980-1057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After dismissal at 15:00, an aftercare program is available for an additional fee of 15,000 yen for two weeks or 25,000 yen for four weeks. This is a flat rate which does not vary in relation to attendance or absence. Aftercare is unstructured supervision time and does not have a specific learning based purpose. The language of supervision may be either Japanese or English, depending on the supervising adult.
Program in English
The English program has Early Years, Junior and Senior Classes across the age range of 3 to 17 years old.
The Early Years class for ages 3 to 5 shares a spacious classroom with the Japanese program class with specialists visiting periodically to enhance the program. The focus is on activity based learning with activities facilitated primarily in English.
English program classes for students between the ages of 6 and 17 are divided by age along a rough guide of lower and middle primary students in the Junior Classes, and upper primary and older students in the Senior Classes. Activity based learning with a wide range of activities such as drama, music, art, sonic arts and digital animation, enables students to maintain interest and engagement throughout the day and provide the context through which they can broaden and develop their English language skills regardless of initial proficiency.
Program in Japanese
The Japanese program has Early Years and Senior Classes across the age range of 3 to 17 years old.
The Japanese Early Years class for ages 3 to 5 shares a spacious classroom with the English program class. English speaking specialists visit the class periodically to enhance the program. The focus here is on activity based learning, with activities and learning facilitated primarily in Japanese.
In Japanese program Senior classes, for students between the ages of 6 and 17, students spend the majority of their day engaging in a blend of language based and activity based learning activities which promote learning and using the Japanese language. The program is designed to accommodate a wide range of proficiencies, so beginning to advanced speakers of Japanese are welcome. Each day students also visit a specialist class of their choice where the content is delivered in English.
The STEAM program is available to students of ages 13 to 17 years old. Delivered primarily in English, it is project based, enabling students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics with a particular object in mind. Previous projects have centered around themes such flight, bridges, racing cars, and maglev trains. Through this theme based approach, students investigate elements of scientific thinking and design, and apply this knowledge in practical situations.
The STEAM class runs across the four weeks of the Summer Program, with a different theme for each of the two week sessions. STEAM class activities are designed to investigate one element of scientific inquiry through a project approach including the culminating presentation on the last day of each session. The program is facilitated in English, although there is no language proficiency requirement.
Program in CHINESE
In the Chinese Program, for students between the ages of 6 and 17, students spend the majority of their day engaging in a blend of language based and activity based learning activities which promote learning and using the Chinese language. The program is designed to accommodate a wide range of proficiencies, so beginning to advanced speakers of Chinese are welcome. Each day students also visit a specialist class of their choice where the content is delivered in English.
More details about program requirements will be sent upon registration; however, it may be helpful to parents to know the following in advance:
Lunches are not provided and need to be brought from home each day,
Healthy options are encouraged, so please ensure drinks are non-carbonated and food choices are healthy,
Items brought from home should be clearly labeled and named,
Indoor shoes are not required to join the program,
Comfortable casual clothing is recommended: The school uniform is not required.
In the case of cancellation by the registrant after payment has been made, all but 25,000 yen of the prepaid fees will be refunded provided that the school is informed in writing on or before June 14th, 2021. For cancellation after that date and prior to July 1st, 50% of the prepaid fees will be refunded. There can be no refunds after July 1st. Please note also that the fees cannot be prorated for late starts or early departures.
Covid-19 Precautionary Measures
Summer Program 2021; Registration now closed.