13 January 2021
Head of School
Nagano city, Nagano Prefecture 381-0043
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
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.