Welcome to IISJ Kindergarten

A panorama of one of our kindergarten classrooms (Click to enlarge)

The Montessori approach to education is based upon the child's natural inner growth and spontaneous learning. Its goal is to foster the child's development in order that he/she is able to reach his/her full potential. To assist this purpose, children work in specifically prepared environments, which enable them to develop essential skills (for example critical thinking, concentration, independence and cooperation) while absorbing key academic concepts. Children take part in the joy of learning.

In this system, education becomes a preparation for life. The child is given the best possible conditions to promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Most learning activities are individualized, so that he/she engages in a learning task that appeals to him/her and builds a positive attitude toward learning. Through a series of absorbing experiences, he/she forms habits of extended attention, increasing his/ her ability to concentrate.

Children develop at different rates and have different strengths and weaknesses. They learn best when they are interested in the subject. They gain decision making skills through the process of making choices.

With this perspective India International school in Japan follows a 3 year kindergarten program divided into lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten: It includes teaching following subjects :

Practical Life Exercises

  • Classroom conduct
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Care of self
  • Care of environment
  • Development of social skills


  • Concepts of numerals 1-10
  • Concepts of numbers 1-1000
  • Knowledge of the decimal system
  • Addition and subtraction facts through eighteen
  • Addition and subtraction of two-place numbers
  • Money
  • Time


  • Nomenclature of planar figures
  • Nomenclature of geometric solid figures
  • Geometric discovery with constructive triangles
  • Binomial cube

Geography : Globe Study

  • Countries
  • Capitals
  • Seas
  • Flags


  • Phonics
  • Theme based approach to literature
  • Vocabulary enrichment
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Creative writing
  • Writing letters
  • Sentence structure


  • The Senses
  • Animal Studies
  • Light and Sound
  • Seasons
  • Life cycles


  • Art and craft
  • Dance
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Story
  • Festivals