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Yoga Campus

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Candidate School



5-minute Walk to Baji Koen
Learning in a Richly Green Environment

The area is rich in green, with large parks such as Baji Koen, used during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a tree-lined avenue, and Tokyo University of Agriculture nearby. Students will go out to the park every day, as long as the weather permits (even on rainy days). They can feel the change of the four seasons by observing plants and living creatures, and also learn the joys and rules of moving their bodies through a variety of sports and games.


Free and Open Space for Activities

An open single-floor space, where all kinds of inquiry-based activities can be flexibly accommodated, expands children's imagination and creativity. The small stage and wide hallway encourage interaction among children of all ages. In addition, the symbolic wooden furniture is placed in the center of the campus to evoke the rich natural surroundings. The floors in the classrooms and the multipurpose space are cushioned and hygienic, ensuring safe daily inquiry-based activities and special programs.

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Inquiry-Based Curriculum × 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 Inquiry-Based 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 train thinking skills. Especially in early childhood, 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 (ASP) including gymnastics, karate, ballet, street dance, programming. From this fall, we are planning to open Koguma-kai (basic exam class for elementary school entry). Even those families who do not 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 in the morning and evening, widely covering east to west of Setagaya-ku.

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School Overview

Name Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool Yoga Campus
Address COLLINE Baji Koen Building A-3F, 2-4-18 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0098
TEL 03-6413-6150
Open Days Monday to Friday (ALA Programs on Saturdays)
Open Hours ​8:10am-6:30pm
- Regular school hours 8:10am-4:10pm
- Extended childcare hours 4:10pm-6:30pm
- Drop-off time 8:10am-8:30am, Pick-up time 3:55pm-4:10pm
- 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), and other seasonal and professional events throughout the year.
*In addition: the Aoba-Japan Seasonal Programs will be held for 2 weeks during Summer Break, 1 week during Winter Break, and 1 week during Spring Break.
(Separate fees/discounts applicable for internal students).

Facility Outline

License/Certificate Certificate of meeting the Guidance and Supervision Standards for Unlicensed Childcare Facilities issued by Setagaya-ku
Floor Area 512.65㎡
Capacity 144 people
Building ​For Childcare purposes
Reinforced concrete / 3rd floor of a building with 1 basement floor, 3 floors above ground
Facility Details Classroom / Multi-purpose space / Library / Children’s toilet / Children’s sink / Office room / Conference Room / Kitchenette and Meeting Room / Multipurpose toilet / Utility Space
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

Aki Rose Hirano

Aki Rose Hirano


As children grow, they learn so much from their life experiences especially in early ages. Play is one of the most important ways that children acquire essential life skills. At Yoga campus, students have opportunities to reach their full potential by interacting with people with various backgrounds to become a global minded person to be able to communicate and understand differences. We believe it's important for students to have the opportunities and environments that promote play and exploration to be open minded, curious and a risk-taker. To build the foundation of the necessary skills, all our programs and activities are based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework to build the foundation of human skills as we nurture the students in a healthy and safe environment. For students to be successful in learning, we expect our parents/guardians and teachers to get together to incorporate the IB approach and actively support their learning process.


Born in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from West Texas A&M University with Bachelor of music in music therapy. Obtained certifications for music therapist (MT-BC), nursery teacher and certificate to work with children with special needs. Worked in the Texas public school systems and provided music therapy services, and taught in the Austin Japanese school. After returning to Japan, worked as a director in the certified childcare facilities with children with developmental support. Earned a master degree in Human studies in Bunkyo Gakuin University in 2022. In the process of getting certified as a clinical developmental psychologist. In April 2024, joined K.K. Aoba International Educational Systems which operates Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool and became the principal of the Yoga Campus.

Michelle Jones
PYP Coordinator

Michelle Jones


Yoga Campus

COLLINE Baji Koen Building A-3F, 2-4-18 Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0098

TEL : 03-6413-6150

19 minute walk from Chitose-Funabashi Station on the Odakyu Line

21 minute walk from Kyodo Station on the Odakyu Line

22 minute walk from Yoga Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line

23 minute walk from Sakura-Shimmachi Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line

20 minute walk from Kamimachi Station on the Tokyu Setagaya Line

3 minute walk from Nodai-mae bus stop on the Tokyu Bus / Odakyu bus

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

Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool Yoga 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. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit