Tohoku International School provides inquiry-based learning through the Primary Years Program. This International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum fosters the development of your child’s research, communication, self-management, social and thinking skills.

We provide a safe, supportive and caring environment through which all children are given opportunities to explore and make sense of the world around them. Through a heavily play-based approach, students are encouraged to become lifelong learners and thinkers while developing the ability to work cooperatively in pairs and small groups.


The PYP Learner Profile attributes are central to the curriculum. Our carefully considered Units of Inquiry are collaboratively developed for each group of students. Core subjects are interwoven to ensure that all experiences are meaningful and connected to the child’s learning. Art, Music, PE and Japanese are integrated into the program to enhance learning and the development of important life skills.

In Kindergarten, we desire for children to develop the confidence and freedom to express themselves while having lots and lots of fun!