Shimomeguro Campus

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Candidate School

Primary Years Programme



Learning in a Nature-rich Environment
with a View of Rinshinomori Park

The campus, located in a quiet residential area, is a luxurious space with a yard and a large balcony, where students can freely engage in activities. From the top floor, students can enjoy a panoramic view of Rinshinomori Park. In this nature-rich environment, students can stretch their imagination everyday and create the learning themselves.


“A Second Home"
Flexible Space and Carefully Selected Materials

Students grow day by day, as their imaginative minds keep extending and developing. In order to accommodate such growth, the walls are flexile to draw on and there are no ceiling boards above. The entire space is designed as an installation (an artistic genre that allows students to experience the space as a place of expression and exhibition by composing the space according to their thoughts and intentions), allowing students to explore and be inspired with creativity. The entire building is built with Marmoleum material, which is anti-allergic and anti-viral, combined with the warmth of wood, all in gentle colors. Another major feature of the campus is the artificial grass yard, comfortable in bare feet, and the spacious balcony, where students can freely engage in indoor and outdoor activities.

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IB x STEAM Education

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics. In this continuously changing world, we incorporate learning opportunities through STEAM into our daily zone playing and PYP curriculum, in order to foster the ability of "Monozukuri" and problem-solving skills that create new changes itself.

We also use three-dimensional toys to enhance thinking skills. Especially in early years, using three-dimensional objects has the effect of deepening students’ understanding of shapes and spatial awareness, as well as numbers and logical thinking.

After School Program
and School Bus

We offer a wide variety of After School Programs including gymnastics, karate, ballet, street dance, programming, and Koguma-kai (basic exam class for elementary school entry). Even those families who don’t have time to take their children to extracurricular lessons, can rest assured that their children have these experiences that expand their interests, during regular school days.

The school bus service is available covering Meguro-ku, as well as Mita, Shirokane-Takanawa, Azabu-Juban and Roppongi areas in Minato-ku, the Daikanyama/Sarugaku, Ebisu and Hiroo areas in Shibuya-ku, and the Osaki area in Shinagawa-ku. Many families use the morning bus to come to school, and also the bus in the evening, which leaves the campus when the after school program ends at 5:30pm.

*Programming and Koguma-kai are eligible from K4 (4 years old and above).

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School Overview

Name Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool Shimomeguro Campus
Address 5-29-6 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064
TEL 03-5734-1640
Open Days Monday to Friday (ALA Programs on Saturdays)
Open Hours ​8:10am-6:30pm
- Regular school hours 8:10am-4:00pm
- Extended childcare hours 4:00pm-6:30pm
- Drop-off time 8:10am-8:30am, Pick-up time 3:45pm-4:00pm
- ASP (After School Program) are also available
Holidays​ Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Golden Week (+/- 1 week), Summer Break (2 weeks in August), Winter Break (mid-December to beginning of January), Spring Break (end of March to beginning of April)
*In addition: the Aoba-Japan Seasonal Programs are held for 2 weeks during Summer Break, 1 week during Winter Break, and the last week of March.
(Separate fees/discounts applicable for internal students).

Facility Outline

License/Certificate Certificate of meeting the Guidance and Supervision Standards for Unlicensed Child Care Facilities issued by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Floor Area 476.36㎡
Capacity 106 people
Building For Childcare purposes
Reinforced concrete / 1 basement floor, 3 floors above ground
Facility Details Classroom / Library / Children’s toilet / Children’s sink / Office room / Kitchenette and Meeting Room / Multipurpose toilet
Equipment Fully air-conditioned / Air supply and exhaust ventilator / Emergency supplies / Security camera and Security card system / Machine security system / Automatic fire equipment / Fire extinguisher / AED etc.
Safety Assurance Childcare liability insurance

Principal’s Message

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Haruko Isobe


Regardless of the era, I wish children in their early childhood to feel happy to live their life, and enjoy being with people around them. Social skills, the desire to learn more, tenacity, and creativity are all cultivated based on this sense of fulfillment. We hope to work with parents to help their children achieve their own happiness, find what they can do for others, and continue to learn throughout their lives.


After getting a childcare license in Japan, studied abroad and received a Nanny license in NZ. Then she moved to the United States and received a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of the District of Columbia. While in school, taught a 2 year old class at a local preschool in the United States for 2 years, while also teaching a 4/5 year old class at a Japanese kindergarten on Saturdays. After returning to Japan in 2008, worked at an international preschool in Tokyo for 8 years, teaching classes from 2 to 5 year olds. Joined Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool in 2016, and worked as the International Baccalaureate Curriculum Coordinator until 2020. Currently the Principal of Shimomeguro Campus from 2021.

Akitsu Milward
PYP Coordinator

Akitsu Milward


Shimomeguro Campus

5-29-6 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064

TEL : 03-5734-1640

Nearest Station

12 minute walk from Musashikoyama Station on the Tokyu Meguro Line

Public Bus

9 minute walk from Moto-Keibajo bus stop on the Tokyu Bus
1 minute walk from Iriyabashi bus stop on the Tokyu Bus

International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) Candidate School

Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool Shimomeguro Campus is a candidate school* for the PYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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