Our News

  • 29
    Aug 2014
    Friendships and fun

    Our last day of our first week at Ohana this year was filled with more fun, learning and friends. We continued doing our marbling activity that we experimented with yesterday and made some more beautiful pictures. We will put some of them in our portfolios and use the others when we do something else for […]

  • 29
    Aug 2014
    Our Body models

    On the main table this morning we saw there was lots of play-dough, a big bowl and some plaster in a bag. Yesterday Eito and Arata made plaster hand prints and so today Ava, Tokutaro and Nile all made their hand prints. We all pushed our hands into the play-dough as hard as we could […]

  • 29
    Aug 2014
    A fantastic first week. We enjoyed the park and sensory play today.

    29 August – Daily Journal It’s been a wonderful first week and everyone is settling in nicely. It’s so fun to see the children trying new things and getting the hang of doing their morning jobs, and learning their friend’s names. Some Buds know the teachers name too. This week we welcomed some new families […]


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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.