Our News

  • 24
    Apr 2014
    Spring is here again

    Spring came back today, yippee! “The spring has sprung, the grass is riz I wonder where the birdie is The bird is on the wing they say But that’s absurd, the wing is on the bird” Outside in the park, we were “jacket-free” and had a great time playing with our friends and teachers. We […]

  • 23
    Apr 2014
    Jigsaw puzzles

    We played with musical instruments and marched around with them on the carpet and this became the rhythmn of our day. It was filled with singing and moving our bodies as well as sitting and listening to stories and disucssions. We started off our day with a few activities at the table. We used our […]

  • 22
    Apr 2014
    The prettiest girl in Tokyo today

    And the sun came up, should be the name of our story today but it wasn’t. We were really happy that we could go to the park even though the weather changed while we were there. It started off really sunny and then the clouds came over and it became a lot cooler. The weatherman […]


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After School Classes

From 3 years old


Welcome to Ohana International School, an inclusive Tokyo preschool with a difference, located in Azabu-juban, 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.