Horizon Academy Sendai Campus

Horizon Academy Sendai Campus

Educational Structure

Educational Structure

Educational Philosophy

Educating Global Citizens

We believe that the“Global Citizens” of tomorrow will need more than just English communication skills. We will equip our students with the essential skill set to enable a lifetime of success in international society.

  • Strong academic skills
  • Communication skills in both Japanese and English
  • Understanding and respect for other cultures
  • Information handling skills

Learner's Profile

Essential lifetime skills through a distinctive education

  • Caring & Principled
  • Inquirer & Knowledgeable
  • Balanced & Reflective
  • Open minded & Communicator
  • Thinker &
    Risk Taker
Caring and Responsible
  • We show empathy, compassion and respect.
  • We act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
  • We act with integrity, honesty and a strong sense of fairness and justice.
  • We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
Inquirer and Knowledgeable
  • We nurture our curiosity and know how to learn independently and with others.
  • We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
  • We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.
  • We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Balanced and Courageous
  • We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives.
  • We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
  • We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience.
  • We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses for personal development.
Open minded
  • We appreciate our own cultures as well as the values and traditions of others.
  • We seek a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
  • We express ourselves in more than one language and in many ways.
  • We collaborate effectively, listening to the perspectives of others.
Communicator
  • We use critical thinking skills to analyze problems and take action.
  • We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination.
  • We work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and strategies.

Distinctive Educational Activities

English Immersion Education

● 50~60% of instruction is in English
● Japanese and English Homeroom Teachers in each class
● English language instruction in level based groups

Implementing IB Primary Years Programme

● We implement the IB Primary Years Programme and are PYP authorized school.
● Students are engaging in 6 big themes throughout the year.
● PYP helps students to have a deep understanding of the world around us.

Enhancing Language Activities for both English and Japanese

● Develop own thinking, ideas and impressions
● Develop effective listening and speaking skills
● Develop a variety of communication and presentation skills

Develop Global Understanding

● Develop awareness for Japanese identity and culture
● Develop multicultural awareness through interaction with teachers from international backgrounds
● Experience a second foreign language from Grade 3

Enhance Information Handling Activities

● Develop information handling skills through guided activities
● Study ICT as a subject from Grade 3
● Learn how to use ICT devices and basic programming skills

PYP in Primary School

Students develop many important skills through Inquiry Based Learning (IBL).

IBL is a learning method in which learners are actively involved in problem solving and present the results in a form of presentation or production of works. Through this learning, learners can acquire various skills such as problem setting, research, analysis, integration and expression.

Outcomes of Inquiry Based Learning

  • Nurture student passions and talents.
  • Empower student voice and honor student choice.
  • Increase motivation and engagement.
  • Foster curiosity and a love of learning.
  • Teach courage, perseverance, growth mindset, and self-regulation.
  • Make research meaningful and develop research skills.
  • Deepen understanding to go beyond facts and content.
  • Fortify the importance of asking good questions.
  • Enable students to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Solve the problems of tomorrow in the classrooms of today.

6 Inquiry Themes in a Year

Learners develop essential skills and knowledge through PYP's six transdisciplinary units as well as the disciplinary areas.

Who We Are

An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health, human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

 Where We Are in the Place and Time

An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

 How We Express Ourselves

An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

How the World Works

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

How We Organize Ourselves

An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

Sharing the Planet

An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationship within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

More about PYP

Have a look at the documents below and visit IB PYP to learn more about PYP.