Middle School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What curriculum does the Little Angels offer?

The Little Angels Middle School curriculum is based upon the recommendations and endorsed text books as prescribed by the Cambridge International Examinations. The CIE subjects tested at the end of Year 9 for Checkpoint Secondary Examinations are English, Math and Science. History and Geography are based upon detailed research by the school and are the best combination of curricula from around the world.

The Japanese language curriculum uses the texts followed in public schools in Tokyo an in particular, the Mitaka city. We provide an excellent balance with our Music, Arts and Crafts programs and Physical Education methods for a balanced over-all child development.

The middle school study schedule involves spending several research hours each week where much learning is done by careful analysis, synthesis and dissemination work. Writing is a major part of the middle school years.

Chinese is offered as an optional subject as well. The benefits of multi-lingual studies have been reflected in the student’s abilities and awareness and also results in an excellent international education.

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. Are there admission deadlines?

We accept transferred students from other international schools and also those who have recently moved to the area in and around city in between the academic year. Our programs permit student acceptance for September (fall) admissions and also for April (Spring) admissions. For the latest information and exact deadlines, kindly check the admissions link on our website

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. 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.

7. What happens after the ninth grade?

Little Angels High School has opened effective September 2016. The students who graduate from the Little Angels Middle School have the option of joining the Little Angels High School, any other International School, or a Japanese High School. Kindly note that admission to the High School, may be duly determined by the performance in written examinations.

8. Can the Little Angels Middle School children join Little Angels High school?

Indeed, they can. However, they must fulfill the basic requirements of the school. Please see the requirements of the High School to determine eligibility.

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

Yes. We certainly welcome parental involvement in education and solicit their help at times.

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

The students are trained to perform various exercises using many indoor apparatus and they participate in sports at the city’s sports center to practice various sports/ athletics.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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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