The Reggio Emilia Approach has been hailed as the “World’s Best Practice” (Newsweek, 1991). 

BKI Preschool- let our 35+ years of combined, local, professional experience be your peace of mind.



  • We are a Tokyo based International Preschool, Kindergarten and Daycare, offering full childcare support from 12 months to 15 years of age.

  • We are a frequently popular choice among ASIJ Teachers with young children. Artists, Designers, and parents who value their children’s creative abilities, also populate our school.

  • Two Locations: (Main Campus/School) Sakai 5-17-15 Musashinoshi, Tokyo 180-0022 & Office: Sakurazutsumi in Musashino-Shi Tokyo, Japan.


  • Full day service is available Monday thru Friday for all age groups.

  • Main Program – Morning Program (8:30am – 2:30pm) for children aged 12 months to 6 years old.

  • Standard, Full Day Program until 5:30pm also available.

  • Early Bird Drop Off 7:30am/Late Pick-Up 6:30pm Available.

  • 3, 4, 5 day per week options. Very reasonable tuition. (Our average rate is 598 yen per hour)**

  • Regular dance and music program (all age groups) and regular gym class with qualified teachers.

  • Summer School with two to four-week options.

  • A 100% English environment with high EIKEN (English proficiency) test results for Japanese children.

  • Break away Japanese language class offered for foreign students on a daily basis.

  • Kindergarten practices applied are to Australian standards* (i.e. higher than Japanese standards).

  • Qualified kindergarten teachers / Native English and Native Japanese speakers.*

  • Outdoor educational component focuses on nature studies and physical skills.*

  • After school English support classes for children attending a Japanese kindergarten (ages 3+) and classes for elementary school-aged children. Our curriculum includes in-depth conversation, reading, and writing. BKI now teaches computer coding classes!

  • Events include: Yearly BBQ, Art Exhibition, Excursion, Cooking Days, Mini Zoo, Halloween, Christmas Show celebrations (School Play), Pirate Day, Book Week, Tanabatta, Pajama Day, Setsubun, Hinamatsuri, Sports Day and more.

*Please refer to the Our School page.

** Based on 5 days per week of Morning Class. 


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