ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL

Children develop foundational skills in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary beginning in their earliest years. Tokyo Academics can support your elementary and middle school student across all academic subjects to ensure their readiness for high school, boarding school, and life. We offer:

  • Middle School Mastery: Our in-house curriculum focuses on developing mastery across mathematics; grammar; writing; vocabulary; and critical thinking to prepare students for the rigors of high school.
  • Technology: Enrichment programs designed to spur curiosity while teaching practical technical capabilities.
  • Free Vocabulary: Vocabulary is arduous and tiresome to learn on your own. Sign up for our weekly free vocabulary classes to have fun learning in a group environment with Tokyo Academics’ senior instructors.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SUCCESS

Foundational skills in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary are developed in your child’s earliest years. We support your elementary and middle school student across all academic subjects to ensure their readiness for high school, boarding school, and life.

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Math

Build your child’s accuracy, speed and confidence across:

  • Numeracy
  • Geometry
  • Statistics & probability
  • Algebra

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Reading

Develop higher level capability in comprehension and synthesis applicable to complex passages and texts of varied genres and lengths.
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Writing

Hone your confidence and skill in structuring and writing narrative, persuasive, and expository essays, and build a mastery of underlying grammar rules.
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Critical Thinking

Critical thinking skills enable us to go beyond merely acquiring knowledge to analyzing, synthesizing, and innovating. This segment focuses on:

  • Creative problem solving.
  • Learning to defend and refine your idea
  • Productively integrating new knowledge into older models.

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Vocabulary

Are you happy? Or are you jubilant, joyous, delighted, or ecstatic? Comfort and confidence with words allows you to feel emboldened in writing, speaking, and reading.
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Habits & mindsets

Life will throw curveballs at you. What will separate you from the crowd is your:

  • Ambition to set goals
  • Break goals into a plan
  • Discipline to follow plans
  • Determination to get up after failure
  • Desire to see others succeed with you
  • Maturity to seek, receive, and incorporate feedback

Interested in learning more about our Middle School Mastery program? Register for a free diagnostic session below!

  • You’ll take a 2-hour diagnostic test assessing your capabilities across all 5 content areas of Math, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Critical Thinking
  • You’ll meet with us afterwards to review the diagnostic and plan the best course of action
  • You’ll select a class or combination of classes to join to start accelerating your skills
  • You’ll be provided with a personal tracker to track your progress across all skills

TECHNOLOGY

Elementary and Middle School are a time for your child to develop and foster their innate curiosity. Expose them to everything you can and see what sticks. Tokyo Academics provides extensive technology enrichment opportunities across programming, robotics, and data analytics.

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Computer Science

Learn programming in Java, Python, and Swift!

  • Minecraft programming in Python
  • Java programming
  • Mobile programming in Swift

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Robotics

Work with and connect Hardware with Software with our robotics team!

  • Humanoid and Vehicle robots with Arduino
  • Custom robotics projects (drones, self-guided vehicles)

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Data Analytics / AI

How do computers learn? How does Skynet work? Our Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence team can get you started.

  • Data science in R/Python
  • Machine learning with Python
  • Custom data science and AI research projects

FREE VOCABULARY

Regardless of family background, non-English speaking environments like Japan can have an effect on students’ language skills. A broad vocabulary is crucial to clearly articulating one’s view, to conveying and understanding nuance, and being able to successfully engage with a diversity of texts. A small vocabulary often means limited language skills.

Register for our free weekly vocabulary courses, and start addressing the vocabulary gap today!

Why Vocabulary?

Scholastic asserts numerous benefits from a higher vocabulary (link):

-Comprehension improves when you know what the words mean. Since comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, you cannot overestimate the importance of vocabulary development.

-Words are the currency of communication. A robust vocabulary improves all areas of communication — listening, speaking, reading and writing.

-Academic and social confidence and competence improve when children and adolescents improve their vocabulary.

TestYourVocab (link), a great vocabulary resource, states that for native speakers of English:

-​Most adult native test-takers range from 20,000–35,000 words

-Average native test-takers of age 8 already know 10,000 words

-Average native test-takers of age 4 already know 5,000 words

However, particularly as age increases, there is a yawning gap between native speakers and non-native speakers. This has detrimental effects on later development, educational or otherwise: the most common vocabulary size for foreign test-takers is 4,500 words, well below that of even young native test-takers.

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