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  • 21
    Oct 2014
    Parachute play and Jack-o-lanterns

    21 October – Daily Journal Buds loved making their Jack-o-lanterns this morning. Some Buds were so careful to paint the entire paper plate and others painted nice patterns on the plate and then stuck the eyes, nose and mouth on. Buds could choose various types of mouth and the traditional pumpkin mouth was the most […]

  • 21
    Oct 2014
    Its raining pumpkins

    Today we had so many things to do that kept us busy on another rainy day here in Tokyo. We had a huge cardboard Jack-o-lantern shape on the table, with orange paint. We had a selection of interesting painting tools; we had sticks with towels on the end which looked like marimba sticks, rollers and […]

  • 21
    Oct 2014
    Spiders Webs and Giant Turnips

    This morning on the table we saw a whole bucket of newspaper strips, a balloon and a big bowl of white liquid. When we asked the teachers what the items were for they said we are going to make a giant class ghost. The balloon is going to be used for the head, but first […]


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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.