Zoo-phonics Academy Omotesando School was opened in April 2004 in Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. It is walking distance from Gaienmae Station and Omotesando Station on the Ginza Line and the Hanzomon Line of the Tokyo Metro. We provide the following programs for children here.
Zoo-phonics Academy Omotesando School is a branch school of Zoo-phonics Academy Toritsudai Head School.
“Zoo-phonics” was developed by two elementary school teachers in California, U.S.A. in the early 1980s and is used in many schools around the world. In January, 2011, Zoo-phonics won the prestigious “Learning Magazine 2011 Teachers’ Choice for the Classroom Award” which is a very well recognized award in the educational market in the U.S.
We use the Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program and design our international school curriculums as well as afternoon ESL programs on Zoo-phonics to integrate all aspects of language arts. Our programs focus on developing children’ s English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The use of body signals connecting to the 26 animals is a kinesthetic method which brings fun and excitement into the classroom, and motivates children to learn.
Zoo-phonics Academy follows the Japanese school calendar, starting a new school year in the beginning of April every year. We accept applications and enrollments throughout the year as long as we have a space available in the class. The application procedure is as follows;
|Make an appointment||Please call or send an e-mail to Zoo-phonics Academy to make a ‘trial lesson and school tour’ appointment to visit the school with your child. We accept children from 2 years of age and recommend enrolling as early as possible to build English skills quickly.|
|Trial Lesson and School Tour||You and your child will be invited to join and participate in our morning program. At this time we will also show you our school facilities and classrooms, and explain our program, school rules and other details.|
|Submit the Application Form||Please fill in the application form and submit it to the school. Upon receipt of your child’ s application form, a temporary reservation will be made.|
|Complete Registration||You will be notified once your application and admission has been approved, and you will then proceed with enrollment. Acceptance of enrollment will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration payment.|