April 5, 2024

New School Year

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New School Year We hope you are as excited as we are about the new school year kicking off on Monday!We can't wait to show you all the facility upgrades and introduce you to new staff & teachers!...

March 22, 2024

School Camp

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School Camp Highschool students had the best time at their annual school camp - making memories to last a lifetime!...

March 14, 2024

Field Trips

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Field Trips As we wrap up the end of the school year, students have been enjoying end-of-term field trips and camps. Congratulations, you made it! We look forward to welcoming everyone back with many new faces starting in April!  ...

March 7, 2024

Genius Hour Presentations

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Genius Hour PresentationsAt Zoe we believe every student is a "genius" in some area - it just may look different to others.Students love showcasing their "Genius Hour" project this week to parents and teachers.From musical instruments, t...

March 1, 2024

The Moon’s Phases

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The Moon's PhasesIn Science G4 students have been studying about “Our Solar System and the Universe”. As part of this study, they have also learned about Earth’s Moon. The project we worked on related to the moon and...

February 22, 2024

G1 Reading

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G1 ReadingFor the remaining weeks of Term 3, Grade 1 students have been doing their best to read as fluently as possible before moving on to Grade 2. They have been writing formal and informal letters every morning this week and...

February 15, 2024

Learning Guitar

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Learning Guitar Did you wish you learned a musical instrument when you were a child? The gift of music is something you can carry with you your whole life.   This term middle & highschool students have started to learn guitar in their mu...

February 8, 2024

Entrepreneurship Subject

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Entrepreneurship SubjectStudents are having fun this week preparing their own shop as part of our entrepreneurship subject. They are looking forward to having parents visit and perhaps even purchase some of their creations!...

January 25, 2024

Applications Open for 2024

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Applications Open for 2024 Hello Yokohama families - we hope you are having a fantastic start to 2024!   We have made more places available in each grade and are currently accepting applications for G1-G12 for the April 2024 academic yea...

January 12, 2024

Brazilian Jiujitsu at PE

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Brazilian Jiujitsu at PEStudents & teachers are enjoying kicking off PE in 2024 by learning Brazillian Jiujitsu for self-defense! Although many students have never done anything similar before, they were excited to learn and practice the...

December 21, 2023

Christmas Play

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Christmas Play We had the most wonderful week celebrating Christmas with our end of year Christmas play!Well done to all the students and thank you parents for supporting!Merry Christmas!...

December 7, 2023

Sports Day

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Sports Day Sports day was an epic end to the week! All students had the opportunity to push themselves harder than ever before.   Students mentioned feeling strong, nervous, determined and fast this morning, but they have all decided tha...

November 30, 2023

Sea Bass Tour

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Sea Bass Tour A big thank you to Yokohama City for inviting us on a "Sea Bass" tour and information session about the tour.   Students were able to learn and understand some of the rich history of the best and most beautiful city...

November 24, 2023

Thanksgiving 2023

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Thanksgiving 2023 We had the best time celebrating Thanksgiving at school!Students & parents were able to bring food from their country and of course, we had some delicious desserts!A big thank you to the PTA for your support and...

November 16, 2023

Tejas Asia Fundraising

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Tejas Asia Fundraising Wow! Students raised a total of ¥108,751 to help support the students at Tejas Asia in New Delhi!   Students dress up in the "Colors of India" and bought along a coin donation to be given directly to Tejas Asia.   ...

November 2, 2023

Fall Festival

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Fall Festival Students had a blast at our family-friendly "Fall Festival" this week! They came up with some creative ways to dress up and of course, there was candy for all!...

October 19, 2023

Deep Thinking

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Deep Thinking This week our students engaged in a variety of activities including deep thinking, writing, reading, researching, designing, and testing. Each morning we have introduced the habit of journaling for 2-4 minutes to encourage ...

October 13, 2023

100 Days of School

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100 Days of School It's been a busy week in school! From 100 day celebrations, to science experiments, to swimming at PE - students finish every day tired but excited for tomorrow!...

October 5, 2023

YCAC Facilities Partnership

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YCAC Facilities Partnership Thank you to Yokohama Country & Athletic Club (YCAC) for partnering with us for our PE program! We are so excited to be able to offer Zoe students the best possible facilities and also support local...

September 29, 2023

Candy Store Trip

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Candy Store Trip G2 students have been working on "The States of Matter" in science so recently they visited the local candy store in Bashamichi.   Students saw matter changing its form due to heat applied and investigated whether or no...

September 21, 2023


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Balance At Zoe we understand the importance of balancing different aspects of student lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional. While we like to have fun and exercise (especially at the pool in summer!), we also like to exercise...

September 8, 2023

Summer Swimming

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Summer Swimming Swimming has resumed for all grades PE and students are loving learning some new life skills in the warmer weather!   Over the next 8 weeks they will be working on water basics, freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke cul...

August 24, 2023

Term 2 Starting!

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Term 2 Starting! We are looking forward to welcoming back students & parents for Term 2 starting next week!We hope you've had a refreshing summer break and are recharged and refreshed for a great season in school!PS. Come a little...

August 17, 2023

Summer Staff Retreat

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Summer Staff Retreat At Zoe we know that our school and students are only as healthy as our staff and teachers.   Our recent staff & family summer retreat to cabins at Fuji Lakes was a highlight and a fantastic time to recharge and...

August 3, 2023

Ennovation & Entrepreneurship

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Ennovation & Entrepreneurship As part of teaching around innovation & entrepreneurship, in term 1 to officially open the G1 Love Family Mart. Friends from higher grades were very supportive! On the last day of term, we counted up all the...

July 27, 2023

Summer Field Trips

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Summer Field Trips Students had the best time on their well-deserved end-of-term summer field trips!   Our school is designed to follow the Japanese school year and seasons, so vacations are planned at the best times for expats to visit...

July 20, 2023

Over 25 Nationalities!

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Over 25 Nationalities! Did you know at Zoe we have over 25 nationalities represented across our students and staff? This week G2 invited parents to come and enjoy student presentations about their culture. They did so well, and are...

July 13, 2023

Our Unique School

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Our Unique School Right from the start of Zoe we wanted to create a new type of international school for the local and expat community in Yokohama.   -A school where all families could feel welcome - even if parents couldn't speak Engli...

July 6, 2023

G1 “Love Family Mart”

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G1 "Love Family Mart" G1 students have been working together to create a mini-store that could offer healthy snacks to Zoe students during breaks.   They have come up with the name "G1 Love Family Mart" and some ideas of what healthy pro...

June 30, 2023

Tennis has started!

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Tennis has started! We've started playing tennis for the 2nd half of term 1 for all grades! Students from G1 onwards will start off with the basics, ball skills, and drills before moving to play games against each other. Developing PE...

June 22, 2023

STEM Projects & Museum Field Trip

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STEM Projects & Museum Field Trip Our STEM field trip to the Mitsubishi Industrial Museum was a blast for G5-6! They were excited and curious to explore the museum. We started our next STEM design project by observing plants and...

June 19, 2023

Nogeyama Zoo Trip

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Nogeyama Zoo Trip Some of our elementary students had an unforgettable experience to see some animals at the Nogeyama Zoo demonstrating their special abilities and ways of communicating with each other.   They took on the challenge of a...

June 2, 2023


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HopscotchDoes anyone remember playing "hopscotch" as a kid? For some of our middle school students, it was their 1st time. Thanks Mr Portillo for the pointers!...

May 26, 2023

School Photos

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School PhotosStudent photos are always a lot of fun! Good job parents - your kids have never looked so good. We can't wait to share the finished photos with you!...

May 19, 2023

A Full Week!

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A Full Week! Elementary students have had a busy week learning, playing, exercising, and celebrating! We know they'll be tired after school on Friday but enjoy the weekend and we can't wait to see you again on Monday. Zoe - living life...

May 11, 2023

G1 & G2 Soccer

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G1 & G2 Soccer We are loving this term's beautiful weather and PE classes!   G1 & G2 students have begun to apply a range of fundamental movement skills and strategies in soccer for the 1st sport of the year.  ...

May 4, 2023

Learning for Life

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Learning for Life It's been amazing to see our middle and high schoolers living out our motto "learning for life" - doing well at school and also forming great friendships!...

May 4, 2023

Soccer Term 1

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Soccer Term 1 Zoe students are developing their soccer skills in PE for term 1. Future @yokohamaf.marinos or @yokohamafc_official players? We think so!...

April 14, 2023

1st Week 2023

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1st Week 2023 Congratulations students (& teachers) - you made it to the end of week 1! We hope you enjoyed school as much as we enjoyed teaching you, and we can’t wait to see you Monday!...

April 14, 2023

Opening 2023

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Opening 2023 What an amazing building opening and start to the new school year! To all our amazing team and staff, thank you for believing in the vision and staying the course. Zoe students and families - thank you for entrusting your ed...

March 26, 2023

New Facilities

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New Facilities Thanks to everyone who has been working so hard to get our new school building ready for the new year! It’s so special to be part of something from the start and we can’t wait to welcome new students soon. If you want ...

March 10, 2023

Public Speaking

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Public Speaking Jerry Seinfeld joked “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking - if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." At Zoe we give opportunities daily for...

February 16, 2023

Valentines Day

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Valentines Day Primary classes had fun celebrating Valentine's this week! We hope you got some delicious chocolates from your friends!...

February 16, 2023

Jiujitsu Term 1

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Jiujitsu Term 1 Student are having fun learning self defense and life skills at Brazillian Jiujitsu this term! Big thank you to our partners Yokohama Budokan and professional instructors!...

December 9, 2022

Cross Country 2022

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Cross Country 2022 We had the best time at our annual Cross Country at Negishi park! Well done to everyone who ran 1.5km, 3km or 4.5km and those who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd!  ...

December 1, 2022

Boat Trip

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Boat TripStudents at the best time touring Yokohama by boat today! Big thank you to the yokohama government for inviting us!...

December 1, 2022

Google Visit

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Google VisitStudents enjoyed their exclusive tour and learning session at Google headquarters in Tokyo. During our STEM classes at Zoe we love to give opportunities to explore real-world applications of what students are learning....

November 5, 2022

Book Week

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Book WeekElementary students enjoyed "Book Week" this week and a special Fall Festival dressed as their favorite characters (and some treats of course!...

February 3, 2022

STEM Subjects

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STEM - Design ThinkingWe've been practicing Design Thinking in our STEM subjects this term building sugar cube castles!STEM – Design Thinking We’ve been practicing Design Thinking in our STEM subjects this term building...

January 27, 2022

Communicating Effectively

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Communicating EffectivelyBeing able to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important of all life skills. Students at Zoe have time each day to present to their classmates - preparing them for the future!Communicating Effectively ...

January 20, 2022

Jiujitsu for Self Defense

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Jiujitsu for Self DefenseConfidence, discipline, respect, and self-defense are just some of the things we're learning through Jiu-Jitsu in PE this term!Jiujitsu for Self Defense Confidence, discipline, respect, and self-defense are...

January 6, 2022

Winter Break Reading

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Winter Break ReadingWe love snowy days!Winter break and snowy days are a perfect time to dive into some reading. Make some hot chocolate, turn Netflix off, grab a new book and jump into your imagination! Winter Break Reading We love snow...

December 16, 2021

Ice Skating

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Ice SkatingImagine a school where you can go ice skating at Christmas! Zoe - the school you wished you went to!Ice Skating Imagine a school where you can go ice skating at Christmas! Zoe – the school you wished you went to!...

December 9, 2021

Enjoying Winter Sports!

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Winter Fun!We are blessed in Yokohama to have great parks, play areas, and field trip locations all around our school! It might be winter, but we are making the most of the great outdoors!Winter Fun! We are blessed in Yokohama to have gr...

December 2, 2021

Cross Country

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Cross CountryCongratulations!Congratulations to all of our students who competed in the cross country race today! Great weather and wonderful memories!Cross Country Congratulations! Congratulations to all of our students who competed...

November 25, 2021

Fall Festival

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Fall FestivalWe had a blast celebrating our Fall Festival a few weeks ago! Complete with costumes, games, and flashlight reading!Fall Festival We had a blast celebrating our Fall Festival a few weeks ago! Complete with costumes, games,...

November 18, 2021

All About Plants

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All About Plants!Grade 1 students have been learning about how different plants have different needs to survive, and going outdoors identifying different plant parts!All About Plants! Grade 1 students have been learning about how...

November 11, 2021

Cross Country Practice

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Cross Country PracticeCross Country is coming up!Cross country is where students run a race which over natural terrain in the open air! Cross Country Practice Cross Country is coming up! Cross country is where students run a race which...

October 28, 2021

Spelling Bee!

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Spelling BeeCongratulations!Congratulations to all students competing at our Spelling Bee this week! You did well and kept cool under pressure!Spelling Bee Congratulations! Congratulations to all students competing at our Spelling Bee...

October 14, 2021

Ultimate Frisbee

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Ultimate FrisbeeP.E. is fun!After cross country practice we like to have fun! What a great day for ultimate frisbee!Ultimate Frisbee P.E. is fun! After cross country practice we like to have fun! What a great day for ultimate frisbee!...

October 7, 2021

Coding during STEM

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Learning How To CodeProgramming class during STEMDuring STEM this semester Zoe students are learning how to plan and code apps. “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.”Learning How To Code Programming class during STEM D...

September 30, 2021

Every Voice Is Heard

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Every Voice Is HeardAt Zoe we value each students voice and love to hear from every student during class!Every Voice Is Heard At Zoe we value each students voice and love to hear from every student during class!...

September 16, 2021

Swimming time!

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Swimming time!Rain, hail or shine, students love swimming this term during PESwimming time! Rain, hail or shine, students love swimming this term during PE...

August 12, 2021

“Involve me and I learn”

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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin...

August 5, 2021

Swimming at PE

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Swimming at PELet's enjoy Summer!Let's stay safe this summer and we hope you get a chance to practise some of your swimming skills from PE!Swimming at PE Let’s enjoy Summer! Let’s stay safe this summer and we hope you get a...

July 29, 2021

Summer Holidays!

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Summer HolidaysWe hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays!Our fall term starts at the end of August and we can't wait to see you soon! We do have limited places available for new students so message us or visit zoeinternationalscho...

July 15, 2021

Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

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Teamwork makes the Dream Work!Teamwork makes the Dream Work! This Saturday 7/17 we have an Open House for interested families.Teamwork makes the Dream Work! This Saturday 7/17 we have an Open House for interested families. 10AM [FULL] / ...

July 8, 2021

PE – Swimming

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Swimming at PEWe love PE on Wednesdays!Strong bodies, strong minds!Swimming at PE We love PE on Wednesdays! Strong bodies, strong minds!...

July 1, 2021

Daily Reading

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Daily ReadingDid you know that reading daily stimulates your imagination and enhances your creative ability?Our lower elementary students love group reading and reading to each other at the end of each day!Daily Reading Did you know that...

June 24, 2021

Local Zoo Field Trip

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Local Zoo Field TripStudents had fun at the local zoo this week as part of their STEM subject on ecologyStudents had fun at the local zoo this week as part of their STEM subject on ecology! Who wishes you could join them on one of their ...

June 17, 2021

Lunch in the park

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Lunch in the parkSo much fun!Students love being able to have lunch in the park and play (when it's sunny!) Zoe - "the school you wished you went to!"Lunch in the park So much fun! Students love being able to have lunch in the park and...

June 11, 2021

Endangered Animals

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Endangered AnimalsStudents had fun learning about endangered animalsStudents had fun learning about endangered animals making models and brochures and are looking forward to visiting the zoo next week! Did you know bottlenose dolphins ha...

June 3, 2021

String Telephones!

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String TelephonesDoes sound travel better through a solid or through air? We’ve been having fun making string telephones this week to find out!String Telephones Does sound travel better through a solid or through air? We’ve been having...

May 27, 2021

New Planners!

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New Student Planners!We have new planners! We are learning to be independent and organized! Students are writing down their goals and important things to remember each day. It's just one way we are learning for life!New Student Planners!...

May 20, 2021

PE on Wednesdays

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PE on WednesdaysSports are fun!Students love PE on Wednesday afternoons! Team "Cheetahs" were the winners this day. We are developing soccer skills this season and looking forward to swimming and tennis later this year!PE on Wednesdays S...

May 6, 2021

Child Safety Protection Network

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Child Safety & Protection NetworkWe are pleased to have become a member of the Child Safety & Protection Network!We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all students. This connects us to a network to enhance our transpar...

March 26, 2021

Introducing our head of elementary

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Introducing Our Head Of ElementaryIntroducing our head of elementary, Sarah Castle!Sarah will join us at Zoe International School from April and brings a wealth of experience as a specialist in literacy and teaching English as a foreign ...

February 25, 2021

Our Uniforms Have Arrived!


Our Uniforms Have Arrived!Presenting our new uniforms!We can’t wait to welcome our first students in April! Applications are now open for our Yokohama campus and online campus! Apply NowOur Uniforms Have Arrived! Presenting our new...

January 24, 2021

Are You More Than Your Grades?

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Are You More Than Your GradesAt Zoe International School, everyone has a chance to shine.You are so much more than your grades! At Zoe International School we know that academic grades are important. But they don’t always tell the whol...

January 24, 2021

Our STEM Curriculum

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Our STEM CurriculumStudents of today; leaders of tomorrow.Did you know that after most students graduate, they will likely have a job that doesn’t yet exist, using technology that hasn’t even yet been invented? AI specialists, cloud ...

January 24, 2021

Does Online Learning Work?

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Does Online Education Work?Our online campus for students in grades 3-12 is launching in April!There has been a huge shift to online learning recently. Research suggests that in addition to actually enhancing learning, online students al...

January 24, 2021

ABCD Daily Schedule

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ABCD Daily SheduleWhat does a typical day look like for our students? We have 4 sessions in each day: A, B, C, and D! A: “All-In” - Warm-up for the day with your classmates and teachers. Some encouragement from the Bible and time to ...

December 25, 2020

Design Thinking


Design ThinkingDesign Thinking is all about creating solutions to real-life problems. All great innovators use Design Thinking - in the arts, engineering, business, science… in every field! Our unique curriculum is based on Design Thin...

December 17, 2020

Introducing Genius Hour

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Introducing Genius HourGenius Hour is part of our weekly schedule. It’s just one way for our students to become curious, motivated, and creative learners. Choose something you love, research, plan, record your progress, and present you...

October 26, 2020

Why Choose an International School?


Should we go with an international Education or Japanese education? One question we hear often at Zoe International School is "what are the benefits of an international school?". As the cost is more than a local school, this is an...