It is my privilege to welcome you as the founder of SkyCrest International School. Ours is a learning community where children can expand their ceaseless curiosity and radiate joy. As educators, our special staff provides quality education to our children. Our aim is to create a school community that would appreciate, understand, challenge, and embrace a child just as they are. Our staff is comprised of exceptional individuals working together for the benefit of our children and families.
First and foremost, we seek to create a stimulating, safe and respectful environment for our students. Our school embraces the “whole child” supporting their individual differences and learning styles, while encouraging each child into engaging interaction and meaningful learning. We strive to help them create meaningful relationships with each other. Our students are encouraged to be abstract, logical and creative thinkers.
Our curriculum is based on Inquiry based learning through teacher led and student initiated activities to ensure your child grows into an independent preschooler. Our lessons are based on different themes. We will spend a month or more on each theme on a particular topic. This approach will allow us to spend a great deal of time on different projects, reading, and play related to each topic.
I encourage you to take some time – explore our website and read more about our programs. I hope that once you do, you will feel, as I do, that SkyCrest International School sees each student as a unique individual with great potential.
Ayaka Akiyama (MBA)
Head of School
Our Dedicated Staff
Art & Marketing Director: Gavin Carlson
Gavin Carlson is an experienced artist and enjoys bringing his expertise to the classroom in fun and creative ways.
Childcare Provider: Shoko Ota
Shoko Ota is a licensed childcare provider respected among her peers for her tender attention to every child’s needs.
Senior English Instructor: Mark McCay
Mark McCay has over thirteen years of language teaching experience and is adamant that learning should be fun.
English Instructor : Arial Yaeli
Arial Yaeli is a native english speaker and teacher who is known for her caring nature.
At SkyCrest, we strive to offer a quality, nurturing, and a productive learning environment for your child where they will have the opportunity to learn and play with their peers through various activities. Inquiry based learning through teacher led and student initiated activities will ensure your child grows into an independent preschooler. Our lessons are based on different themes. We will spend a month or more on each theme on a particular topic. This approach will allow us to spend a great deal of time on different projects, reading, and play related to each topic.
Our curriculum identifies goals in the following areas of development:
Social/Emotional: To help children develop independence, self-confidence and self control, follow rules and routines, make friends and learn what it means to be a part of a group.
Physical: to increase children’s large muscle skills – balancing, running, jumping, throwing and catching and use the small muscles in their hands to do tasks such as buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing and writing.
Cognitive: To acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically – sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, and making patterns – and to use materials and their imagination to show what they have learned.
Language: To use words to communicate with others, listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and word and begin writing.
Five Central Pillars of SkyCrest
Our kids will be faced with many situations in their lives where they may not know what to do, or may make many mistakes, before arriving at their goal. And during these times, he or she should experience a sense of boldness and courage to carry themselves through to success, with no fear.
When kids think with unnecessary limitations and borders, they will think small. Let`s inspire our kids to create and communicate with a bold direction in their minds.
A strong focus must be in the hearts of young men and women, so that they may drive toward their goal with enthusiasm and joy. Courage and confidence are the cars they drive, while Passion is the destination.
—Learn and Be Curious—
Learning is lifelong. It does not end when we leave the schoolhouse grounds, and we believe it is important for our kids to always seek new ways to improve themselves, to be curious, and to explore the answers.
As the world grows and becomes brighter, it is essential that children feel an appreciation for peoples of different backgrounds and heritages, all over the world. Having experience with different people in the world will give them the confidence to work well, in a collage of environments.
Safety is SkyCrest’s first priority. Failure to evacuate from the school or from any place in a timely manner may lead serious issues; therefore, we practice fire drill, earthquake drill and more with different scenarios at least once a month with children.When the students go to park or other locations as a part of their learning, we will announce all essential information in advance such as location, time, with parents and post our website. All emergency notification including school closures will be notify in the same manner.
We are equipped with first aid supplies as well as enough food and water for students, staffs and some for local communities for three days. We also carry Walkie-talkies, mobile phones and first-aid kits when we go out. Most of our staff also takes first-aid/CPR courses frequently.
Our school is using “SECOM” security service and adopt its alert system. We also have security cameras at several locations in school.