Our News

  • 01
    May 2015
    Friday workout

    Hello Friday! The Buds are always ready for a new adventure. We always have something new to experience at Ohana. We love to do these activities because it always gives us the opportunity to be imaginative in so many ways. Early in the morning, we saw some pipe cleaners and cut straws on the table. […]

  • 01
    May 2015
    Whispering day

    Today was a very quiet day inside our classroom! We all spent most of the time inside whispering just like Shelley was doing. The only difference was that we could have spoken loudly but Shelley was unable to do so. She lost her voice. Lanah asked many times: “Where is Shelley’s voice?” and she told […]

  • 01
    May 2015
    Koinobori & Kabuto making

    When we arrived this morning we saw lots of exciting activities on the table. We saw the second Koinobori flag on the table with lots of paint markers, glue and fabric. We started off by adding some colour to the tail of the fish using the paint markers and then started to cut the fish […]


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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 15 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.