Summer School Program (Fukuoka / Preschool & Kindergarten)

BUDDY GSA International School (BGIS) is hosting holiday camps where children can experience the lessons and activities of an international school in a global environment.

BGIS is an innovative international preschool and kindergarten specializing in sports and physical education. Built upon years of experience by specialized early childhood educators, the school offers a unique learned journey that combines the Global Step Academy international school curriculum with the physical education programs by BUDDY.

The primary goal of BUDDY GSA International School is to develop well-rounded individuals by fostering their intellectual, creative, personal, social, and physical abilities. The school is committed to educating both local and foreign students to be international and independent thinkers. Also, we focus heavily on academic quality, long-term community development, an understanding of diversity, as well as language learning and communication, ethics, self-awareness, and mindfulness.

Kindergarten Course

DateTerm 1: July 22nd (Mon) ~ August 26th (Fri)
Term 2: July 29th (Mon) ~ August 2nd (Fri)
Term 3: August 5th (Mon) ~ August 9th (Fri)
Lesson Time9:00 - 16:00
PlaceBUDDY GSA International School Fukuoka Chikushino Campus
Age3 to 6 years old
For the elementary school program, click here.
Classes25 students / 2 teachers
Prices¥58,000 / week (5 days)
Discount① GSAIS students can benefit from a 20% discount.
② Students who are part of the GSA Community can benefit from a 10% discount:
・Global Step Academy online students (light plan or more).
・GSA After School students.
・SOLTILO GSA International School students, BUDDY GSA International School students.
Optional ServicesLunch: ¥3,850 (5 days)


Schedule Example

9:00-9:30Free Time (自由時間)
9:30-9:45Morning Gymnastics
9:45-10:00Circle Time
10:35-11:30BUDDY / Oudtoor Activities
11:30-12:45Lunch (ランチタイム)
12:45-13:35Science/Social Studies
14:20-15:10Arts & Crafts (工作)
15:10-15:45Review (レビュー)
15:45 - 16:00Pick-up (お迎え)

Students in the Kindergarten Course will be able to directly join the regular lessons of BUDDY GSA International School (BGIS) and experience a real international school curriculum.

The BGIS curriculum is rooted in the UK-based International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). The IEYC uses international best practices, holistic inquiry, and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social, and emotional development. Our child-centered approach encourages learning through discovery and exploration, focusing on fun, hands-on learning that is relevant to the children and nurturing their natural curiosity about the world they live in.

As well as building solid foundations in literacy and numeracy, children attending GSAIS also participate in a range of special subject classes such as art, dance, physical education, and music, all taught in English and part of our regular program. This is because we believe in the importance for children to have a wide variety of experiences in this key stage of their development, engaging them from different angles and encouraging them to grow both as individuals and as members of a group.

Our Language Arts program is based on Jolly Phonics and Grammar. Jolly Phonics is a comprehensive program, based on the proven, fun, and multi-sensory synthetic phonics method that gets children reading and writing from an early age. Students practice phonics, pronunciation, reading, writing, and listening by learning songs, actions and stories.

Application & Inquiries

Term 1 deadline: July 8th 2024
Term 2 deadline: July 15th 2024
Term 3 deadline: July 22nd 2024
※Applications might be closed in advance depending on the number of students.
BUDDY GSA International School
1-11-1 Haruda, Chikushino, Fukuoka, 818-0024
TEL: 092-926-8856 /
MAIL: [email protected]
Cancellation Policy
No refunds are available after the deadline. No refund is available in case the school is unable to operate due to extreme weather conditions or any other unforeseen circumstances (such as earthquakes).
※A full refund (-5% commission fees) will be possible only in case the government asks the school to interrupt operations due to the spreading of COVID-19 or the declaration of a state of emergency.


BUDDY GSA International School
1-11-1 Haruda, Chikushino, Fukuoka
※TEL: 092-926-8856
※10-minute walk from JR Line Haruda Station