Elementary School Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

1. What curriculum does the Little Angels offer?

The Little Angels curriculum is based upon detailed research and the best combination of curriculum from around the world. Indian curriculum is the foundation on which it is based upon. The Japanese language curriculum uses the texts followed in public schools in Tokyo and in particular, Mitaka city. The Mathematics syllabus is as per the Indian advanced curriculum. We provide a good balance with Music and Arts and crafts programs for a balanced over-all child development.

2. Does the school teach Japanese as a language?

Yes. The Japanese language curriculum is based on the Kokugo textbooks followed in the public schools in Mitaka city.

3. Is there an admission deadline?

We do accept transferred students from other international kindergartens and those who have recently moved to the area in and around Mitaka/ Musashino in between the academic year.

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4. What kind of tests are administered for admission?

Depending on the age of the student, tests are conducted to determine their basic age level understanding and IQ and obviously proficiency in English.

5. What are the backgrounds of the teachers?

The class teachers hold bachelors/ masters degrees from various universities of repute. They are also trained further for a minimum of three months followed by another six months of assistance during teaching.

6. Can a student join the Elementary school without knowing any English?

Yes. It is possible to do so, provided, the entrant is for Year 1 and further more, the child is willing to learn English intensively by enrolling in our special home schooling program for such children. Please contact us for more details.

7. Should the parents know/speak English to enroll the children at Little Angels?

It is not necessary. We have Japanese speaking staff who can assist. All the information/communication from the school will be bilingual.

8. What happens after the Y6?

The students who graduate from Little Angels Elementary School may join our Middle School (accredited Cambridge International Examinations) or any other International School. See Middle School Admissions for more information.

9. Can the Little Angels Kindergarteners join Little Angels Elementary school?

Yes, provided they fulfill the basic requirements of the school.

10. Can the parents visit the school and watch the children during their class?

We certainly welcome parental involvement in education and solicit their help at times. You are welcome to visit us, however, all parents are required to sign up at the office and receive the visitor’s tag before visiting their child’s class for security and emergency purposes. Furthermore, they should not walk around from class to class, if their child is not in those classes. We expect your cooperation in this aspect.

11. What kind of physical education does the school provide?

The students are trained to perform various exercises using many indoor apparatus and they also practice and play various sports at many city grounds in the vicinity. The students also visit the Mitaka city’s sports center to practice swimming, tennis, badminton and other sports. The school has hosted the annual Sports Day event (since inception) which is attended by the entire families and friends of the students.

12. Do the students go on educational trips?

Yes. The students participate in two or three outdoor activities per year. They visit several places on field trips and also enjoy hands-on learning experiences.

13. Do the students receive any medical attention?

Yes. A professional nurse visits the school every month to conduct basic health check ups. Once a year, an eye test and color blindness test is performed and a routine urine test is a requisite.

14. What kind of disciplinary action is taken in case of bullying or any other misbehavior?

We keep a close watch on each child’s behavior and maintain a healthy communication with each. The school counselor also spends time with the students. We hold regular classes and discussions on behavior: good and correct versus bad and destructive behavior. We also create an environment which fosters positive child growth there, encouraging the student to come forth and have frank discussions with the teachers. In times of extreme need, we also talk to the parents to sort out any issues. For repeated misbehavior, the school issues verbal warning first followed by a written warning. For repeated misbehavior, the student may be given a suspension or detention depending on the seriousness of the act.

15. What kinds of support is given to a slow learning student?

If, and when a student is identified as a slow learner by the teachers, the child’s parents are called in for special meetings to address appropriate remedial work. We may also recommend that the student attend special remedial classes or complete additional assignments be held for them after school hours (Note: this process will be at additional cost).

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