Primary Years Programme

Lifelong learning begins with a child’s innate curiosity, questioning, and wondering about the world around them. Authentic learning experiences allow children to construct their own learning while feeling secure to take chances and discover.

At Aoba we emphasize on developing the characteristics stated in our Core Values :

  • Global leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Innovators
  • Effective communicators
  • Wise risk-takers

Aoba has adopted the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) as the curriculum framework to target the development of our Core Values.

The PYP caters to learners aged 3 to 12 and is designed to encourage curiosity in an integrative way. A balance is sought between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understandings, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking responsible action.

When children are challenged on a daily basis, they learn how to solve problems, communicate thoughts and feelings effectively, collaborate with others and develop as a whole child.


Early Years (K2 to K5) *K2- Meguro Campus only

Learners in the early years learn through play to develop social, thinking, communication, physical and self management skills. Learners explore conceptual understandings through various transdisciplinary themes of global significance. We currently have a year-round approach to our Units of Inquiry to better align with Aoba’s Early Years Philosophy, which focuses on play and the children’s interests as a driver for their inquiries.

Meguro Campus caters for K2 to K5 (1.6 to 6 years old) 

→ More information regarding Meguro Campus

→ Meguro Early Years (K3-K5) Programme of Inquiry.

Hikarigaoka Campus early years caters from K3 to K5 (3 to 6 years old). The early years programme is structured as a multi-age learning environment. 

→ More information regarding Hikarigaoka’s Multi-age Programme.

Hikarigaoka Early Years (K3-K5) Programme of Inquiry

Online Info Session

Meguro & Hikarigaoka Kinder Campus (K2-K5)
 Date  Time  Campus  Grade
 TBC Meguro & Hikarigaoka  Kinder (K2 – K5)


Grade 1-6

Learners explore conceptual understandings through the six trans-disciplinary themes of global significance called Units of Inquiry (UOI). This video gives an example of the experience and explains the process students go through during a UOI.

We strive for our UOIs (Unit of Inquiry) to be engaging, challenging, and meaningful.

Aoba Programme of Inquiry

Primary Years (Grade 1-6)


PYP Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition is a culminating project that marks the end of the primary school years and provides students with an opportunity to showcase their learning in a meaningful way. Our students will have the opportunity to celebrate their learning throughout the Exhibition process with teachers, and other students within the school community, and engage in interactive learning activities. This will be an excellent opportunity for our students to see how their action has an impact and can be an inspiration for their community.

To learn more about the PYP exhibition at Aoba watch the video below

PYP Exhibition Celebration Day!

We are accepting applications