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  • 30
    Jan 2015
    Balls and Rings…Happy birthday Taiga!

    The Buds are here once again! We are all set to learn new things and to have an amazing experience at Ohana! We arrived with lots of toys waiting for us. Lanah and Yurika started working on our Mr. Potato Head. Rei also drew some lines and shapes with many colors. And Kaia was building […]

  • 30
    Jan 2015
    Masks and Shadows

    It was a very snowy morning and it was great to see the children so excited to see the big flakes falling down. Unfortunately it meant we couldn’t go to the park today but we managed to have a good time indoors anyway. This morning we completed our final day of the space theme. To […]

  • 30
    Jan 2015
    A Snowy Day

    Wow! White snow was falling down this morning! It was freezing cold, but we enjoyed looking at the snow from inside our classroom. It was the first time for us to put a snowy picture on our calendar. Michaela said, “We need a warm jacket, an umbrella and gumboots on a snowy day!” We read […]


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OPEN HOUSEOpen House Flyer A4 Jan 2015

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.