Waseda Campus

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Accredited School

Primary Years Programme



Convenient Access from
3 Train Stations

The campus is conveniently located within 6 minutes on foot for an average adult, from either Takadanobaba Station on the JR East and the Tozai Subway Line, or Nishiwaseda Station on the Fukutoshin Line. Students from diverse backgrounds gather at this campus, not only from Shinjuku-ku, but also from as far as Nakano-ku, Toshima-ku, Bunkyo-ku, and Chiyoda-ku.


Playing Outside Everyday at Toyama Park!

There are several parks near the Waseda campus, including the large Toyama Park, where students can stretch out, enjoy nature and play on the playground equipment. Sometimes, you can see the students taking plants and insects they found in the park back to their classes and searching in books to find out what they are. In addition to nurturing a healthy body, students develop curiosity and an inquisitive mind in a variety of places.

勉強する子どもたち 観察する子どもたち

International Baccalaureate Programme

As an accredited school of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum since January 2019, students and teachers have been engaged in inquiry-based programs. Through PYP (Primary Years Programme) starting from the K3 class, students will work on four units during the year and explore major themes all over the world. The K2 class also engages in inquiry-based activities as a bridge to PYP. Students research, think, present, and create through daily playing and learning, which supports them to develop a global perspective that goes beyond nationality and race.

After School Program
and School Bus

We offer After School Programs including gymnastics, karate, ballet, street dance, programming, and Koguma-kai (basic exam class for elementary school entry), which are all very popular. 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.

ダンスをする子どもたち スクールバス

School Overview

Name ​Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool Waseda Campus
Address ​Chiyoda Bldg. 2, 1-14-8 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075
TEL 03-6385-2818
Open Days Monday to Friday (ALA Programs on Saturdays)
Open Hours 8:00am-6:00pm
- Regular school hours 8:30am-3:00pm
- Extended childcare hours 8:00am-8:30am / 3:00pm-6:00pm
- Drop-off time 8:30am-8:45am, Pick-up time 2:45pm-3:00pm
- ASP (After School Program) are also available
Holidays​ Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, Golden Week (+/- 1 week), Summer Break (1 week in August), Winter Break (December 23rd to January 4th), End of March (3-4 days), and other seasonal and professional events throughout the year.

Facility Outline

License/Certificate Certificate of meeting the Guidance and Supervision Standards for Unlicensed Childcare Facilities issued by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Floor Area 508.86㎡
Capacity ​125 people
Building For Childcare purposes
Reinforced concrete / 1 basement floor, 2 floors above ground
Facility Details Classroom / Library / Children’s toilet / Children’s sink / Office room
Equipment Fully air-conditioned / 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

勝本 翔

Sho Katsumoto


We are a school where parents can leave their children safely with trust, and provide an environment where children can build a foundation for a life of global success in the future. We want to be a place where children grow by learning from their mistakes, to become a person who thinks proactively and takes actions on their own. Every year, we have graduates who sometimes come by to visit us, saying they enjoyed their time here at Waseda Campus. Children do not grow up only at home, nor do they grow up only at school. All members of this school are committed to looking after and supporting the children’s growth together with parents and guardians.


A graduate from Keio University Faculty of Law, and The University of Tokyo Graduate School (Master of Public Policy).
Spent his childhood in Bavaria, Germany, then received Japanese-English bilingual education at Keio Academy of New York in the United States. Returned to Japan when entering university.
After working as a mentor and community supervisor at Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd. (KUMON), has served as a team leader of the Entrepreneur Course and chief planner of the Intrapreneur Development Program at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business since 2015, then joined Waseda campus in April 2019.

William Chesser
PYP Coordinator

William Chesser


Waseda Campus

Chiyoda Bldg. 2, 1-14-8 Takadanobaba,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075

TEL : 03-6385-2818

6 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station on the JR Yamanote Line / Seibu Shinjuku Line / Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
5 minute walk from Nishiwaseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line