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  • 02
    Mar 2015
    Monday and its March

    Monday, March 2nd, 2015 We started a new month and it starts with the sound “m” which is the same as “Monday” and Michaela, Mika, Miyu and Manuel. The new month is called March which is a bit funny for us because sometimes we march to the music during our music time. Our teachers often […]

  • 02
    Mar 2015
    Waiting for your turn

    What a great Monday we have today! The Buds were ready to explore their surroundings again. Sofia saw a picture of a girl and a boy and she identified which picture was a boy and which was a girl. She then chose a girl’s picture and started using crayons to scribble on it. Lisa and […]

  • 02
    Mar 2015
    Morning routines and Dentists

    Dear Flower Class parents, It is good to be back and wanted to say a big thank you to Ayaka, Nanako, Sharee and Goh San for covering for me and doing such a good job last week in my absence. It was great to see the children this morning coming into the classroom with such […]


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Please come to our Open House on Saturday, January 24th, 2015, from 10am to 12 noon.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet the teachers, tour the school and learn about our programmes. Children are welcome.


Welcome to Ohana International School, an inclusive Tokyo preschool with a difference, located in Motoazabu 3 chome, and catering for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. It is one of the few preschools in greater Tokyo where the owners are the actual teachers in the classroom, every day.

When you enroll your child in Ohana International School in Tokyo, you are immediately welcomed as a member of Ohana family. We aim to create a warm, caring environment that reflects our philosophy and at the same time provides an infinite number of opportunities for children to develop a “love of learning.” Our learning programme is designed to build on the strengths of each child, valuing families and their ethnicity as well as everyone’s contribution to the school. We honor the uniqueness of each child and his or her faith, religion, family, and culture.

We run a wide range of programs, both full- and half-day; and before- and after-school care is also available. After-school tutoring is available for children enrolled in our regular program or enrolled in other schools. We have recently started a Me & My Mom program on three mornings per week, and we run popular After-School Classes in Phonics and Literacy, and Art, Design, and Technology. And of course, there is our Summer School!

The owners of Ohana International School in Tokyo are experienced educators who believe in developing the whole child. Shelley Sacks and Darren Winney have a combined 40 years of experience in teaching, especially in Early Childhood Education, in countries including South Africa, Australia, the UK, Taiwan, and Japan.

Please visit our new mobile and tablet friendly website at: www.schoolintokyo.com

Ohana International School in Tokyo — Where children bloom and friendships flourish.