WAKAKUSA KINDERGARTEN
WA KA KU SA

おしらせ

若草幼稚園が国際バカロレア認定校になりました

当園は5年前に国際バカロレア教育(IB:アイビー)導入を始め、この度、その基準をクリアして正式な認定校・IBワールドスクールになりました。

国際バカロレア教育は国際バカロレア機構(本部スイス・ジュネーブ)が提供するチャレンジに満ちた国際的な教育プログラムです。世界の複雑さを理解し、そのことに対処する力、未来へ責任ある行動をとるための態度とスキルを身につけることを目的としています。幼稚園ではIBの初等教育プログラム(PYP)を実施し、そうした「学び」が生涯にわたって続けられる基礎を育てます。

認定校は世界158以上の国地域において約5000校、日本には48校(令和2年11月30日時点)あります。当園は、令和3年1月13日、学校教育法が定める幼稚園として国内6校目の認定校となりました。

13 January 2021

Hirohito Kuroyanagi
Head of School
Wakakusa Kindergarten
3-15-4 Yoshida
Nagano city, Nagano Prefecture 381-0043
Japan

Dear Hirohito Kuroyanagi,

On behalf of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Wakakusa
Kindergarten is now an authorized IB World School for the PYP. Congratulations to you and your colleagues on this
considerable accomplishment.

The school will now be added as an authorized school for the PYP on the IB public website, including the name and
contact information for the PYP Coordinator.

As an IB World School offering the PYP, you are part of a global community of schools committed to developing
knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions
resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world. We commend your school’s educators, administrators, students
and families for their active roles in choosing to offer the PYP. The positive results of this choice will become evident
in your community as classes of PYP students graduate and undertake activities that enhance social, cultural and
economic environments locally, nationally and, perhaps, internationally.

The IB is committed to the professional development of teachers and looks forward to welcoming your school’s PYP
faculty members into the IB community of educators, where they will find collaborators and a dynamic global network
of professionals committed to best practices in teaching students and in sharing those practices with each other. We
invite you and your faculty to make your own contributions as an active member of this community.

Within the next month a member of the IB World Schools team, who will serve as your school’s ongoing relationship
manager, will contact your programme coordinator to introduce him or herself.

Best wishes as you embark on your journey with the PYP. We look forward to working closely with you to realize our
shared vision of a better and more peaceful world, achieved through intercultural understanding and respect.

Sincerely yours,

Siva Kumari
Director General