At Summerhill, we aim to develop each child into a well-balanced individual through engaging environments that support children’s curiosity and wonder, engage them, and offer them a wide range of materials to work with in purposefully designed learning areas.
We offer activities that allow children to grow in independence and take responsibility for their own learning and a Reggio-inspired approach that focuses on crucial, 21st century skills, such as “learning how to learn,” creativity, and critical thinking.
As early childhood educators, we do not just emphasize academic content, such as numbers, reading, and writing. We aim to support the holistic development of the learner—that is, their physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative, and language development.
Summerhill offers an exceptional launching point for parents who want their children to begin or continue their immersion in an English-speaking educational setting. Summerhill delivers the core content in English, but acknowledging that Japan is our host country, we offer experiences in Japanese to our expat families to ensure that students have significant exposure to the language.
With sustained exposure to English from 18 months on, children learn to think and understand concepts in two different languages and communicate effectively in them.