Our News

  • 24
    Oct 2014
    Concentrating when we work

    24 October – Daily Journal What a great week we’ve had and today ended the week nicely. We are busy little Buds! Buds have been seeing lots of orange and black in our class recently and today Buds made bracelets using orange and black beads and some laminated ghosts, Jack-o-lanterns and Halloween cats. Most Buds […]

  • 24
    Oct 2014
    The sun shone today

    Can you believe how gorgeous today was, with the beautiful sunshine? It was almost the same as the day after the typhoon. We were so happy to be able to go outside and play in the park; we loved feeling the warm sunshine on our backs and running around, climbing, sliding and digging in the […]

  • 24
    Oct 2014
    Pinata making and Grandma’s visit

    This morning we welcomed Eito’s mother Chiharu to the classroom during our free play time. She had brought along some newspaper, two bags of flour, some balloons and tissue paper bows. We wondered what we were going to make with all these materials and then we realized that by blowing up the balloons that we […]


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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.