Discovery International School

Learning through play, the natural way!

Discovery International School
Message From The Director

Discovery International School, Finbar Burke

Finbar Burke holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Union Institute and University, with a concentration on language acquisition and physical and psychological learning environments. He is recognized as a High Quality Teacher by the United States government. Finbar has been a teacher and leader of international preschool programs in Japan for more than 10 years.

Dear children, parents, and families,

Discovery International School was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing preschool and afternoon English school learning programs of the highest quality. Our approach to children and our teaching practices are guided by our professional devotion to modern international research in all areas of childhood development and language acquisition. Our teachers are qualified and experienced education professionals who are passionate about children and work with each child and family on an individual basis.

Positive experiences in early childhood are crucial to life-long success and happiness. Learning and development thrive when learning pursuits, rules, and meanings are open to experimentation and negotiation. Young children learn actively and socially, through play, debate, conflict, and clarification. In order to assist each child’s individual development, we strive to faithfully know and listen to each child. We focus on strengths rather than weaknesses, on "Yes!" rather than "No."

Discovery is a place where your child will positively develop her own voice, self-image, and life-long skills for success. It is a place where your child is assisted in finding answers to his own important questions, learning language and concepts along the way. It is a place where growth is carefully documented and joyfully celebrated, and where the whole family is welcome in a loving, home-like environment.

Discovery International School is a small, family-operated and family-oriented, not-for-profit learning community. We invite all of you--children and parents alike!--to join us in learning together in many strong and positive ways.

Contact us for a visit, or join us for one of our events. I look forward to meeting you!

Finbar Burke, M.Ed.

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International English Preschool & After School
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach
Licensed Early Childhood Educators
Located just east of Nagoya in Nagakute City
Tel: 0561-63-1222 Fax: 0561-58-7333
2-701 Katahira, Nagakute City, Aichi, Japan 480-1146

Discovery International School
is certified as a child care center
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