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English childcare and kindergarten programs for children 18 months and older


English Club is an afternoon English program to target kindergarten and elementary children who regularly attend schools that do not use English as the main language of instruction.


Summer school, VBS and Spring school are special programs gaining much popularity. Check here for other programs or events that may occur during the year.

Nearly 50 years of English Childcare

AIS began as an extension of Mikage International Preschool. In 1964, Mrs. Yoshiko Burke opened the preschool for her daughter and foreign children who had no such venue to learn and play in English.

For nearly half a century, we have been providing a place for children to make English-speaking friends and establish the base for a worldly view. We provide an environment rich of foreign cultures, so children can be confident anywhere in the world!

What We Value

We believe that building a firm foundation in children is valuable. Selecting proper textbooks, resources and loving staff are important to prepare the youth for the future. We mainly use the A BEKA curriculum for our standard programs as well as other Christian resources.

Most of our lessons incorporate play or activities to enhance the learning process. Unlike some other programs and practices, we believe that learning can be fun.