Mission Statement​

SHONAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is committed to providing children with a bilingual education program with a strong commitment to Japanese language, culture, and curriculum while developing commitment to intercultural understanding 

 

Vision Statement


Japanese program is designed to create awareness of the Japanese culture and is taught with the same principles as the international curriculum. The program incorporates world-class standards that actively involve students in the learning process. The time a child spends with a teacher and with their parent's influences and develops their self-concept and values. These interactions influence them throughout their lives. WE AS A SCHOOL – offer a place to reach those who need the most help to adopt ways to teach children to cope with the tasks and problems of the present and later life. We, teachers, are here to develop positive social skills, helping children to interact with their peers and adults. The students learn cooperative and problem-solving skills while developing leadership skills as well as being aware of the need for kindness and empathy towards others.

Core Values
Shonan International School actively involves children in the learning process and encourages them to become global citizens in our diverse world based on our values of the 4Rs. 
 

Respect

A student who is respectful is considerate about the feelings of others and will treat them fairly. Students should also respect themselves and be able to set and respect personal boundaries. A respectful student will not tease, ridicule and bully others. 

 

* Students become respectful when they are treated with respect*


Resourcefulness

A resourceful student is able to communicate in different ways. There are encouraged to use many resources to learn about problems and gain multiple perspectives. 

 

* Students become resourceful when they are given opportunities to ask meaningful questions*

 

Responsiveness

A responsive student is friendly kind and respectful. When a student is respected they can respect in return. Respect means not hurting each other and solving problems by talking and listening.  
 
* Students become responsive when they are respected* 
Responsibility
Students can take responsibility for their actions and their feelings.
 
* Student becomes responsible when they are given responsibilities and praised accordingly*
 
We at Shonan International School understand that to gain all of these attributes takes time, practice and patience but we are working to achieve these goals and believe that the best way is to encourage, encourage and encourage the child. 
Positive Reinforcement
We believe in positive reinforcement and encouragement in the learning process. In SIS, encouragement is a continuous process aimed at giving the child a sense of self-respect and accomplishment. 
 
" A child needs encouragement like a plant needs sun and water"
~ Rudolph Dreikurs

 

Admittance Requirements: 
SIS provides compulsory workshops for parents. These workshops are primarily to explain our schools' philosophy and methodology, as the children will benefit if all understand the program.  
 
Subsidy from Board of Education 
SIS has been licensed officially since 2002. Parents living in Ayase-shi, Fujisawa-shi, Kamakura-shi, Chigasaki and Samukawa-cho are officially subsidized from each Board of Education.