International preschool and kindergarten located in Shoto, Shibuya

Did You Know?

From ages 1 to 6 years old, the human brain develops at a staggering rate – more than at any other time in an individual’s life. The importance of this life stage cannot be overstated.

Now more than ever we know which environments make for well-adjusted, creative, and empathic human beings.

Here at Louis Academy

We intend to lay the foundations for young learners to become autonomous, curious, and empathic individuals who will acquire practical skills to become cognitively and emotionally flexible human beings as they continue their life’s journey into the world at large. The early years are their first foray into society.

Our Curriculum

Our school follows international standards of best practice as we align ourselves with the IEYC, (International Early Years Curriculum) a method and theme-based curriculum which incorporates child-centered and progressive approaches to teaching. Of course, we will embrace traditional teaching methods too. We intend to strike a healthy balance between both old and new approaches.

About our school

Hours of operation :

  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 – 15:30 or 9:00 – 17:30
  • Extension service is available until 18:30.
  • Temporary care is also available.

Ages: 1 to 6 years old

Maximum number of students: 40

School Fee : Please refer to this page

Classes :

  • 1 to 2 years old Bairns
  • 2 to 3 years old Squires
  • 3 to 4 years old Reeves
  • 4 to 5 years old Knights
  • 5 to 6 years old Nobles

Afterschool activities: 15:30 – 17:30

  • Monday: Hip-Hop Dance
  • Tuesday: Ballet
  • Wednesday : PE (kids training)
  • Thursday: Piano
  • Friday: Violin

Available from Squires (2 to 3 years old)

Foreign teacher conducting a lesson for a Japanese student in Louis Academy International Preschool in Tokyo

Frequently asked questions

From what age does Louis Academy accept students?

We accept students from 1 or 1+1/2 year old (the child should be able to stand up and walk).

What should I prepare for enrollment?

We ask parents to prepare a pair of indoor slippers and diapers if necessary. All clothings, water bottle, school materials and events, lunches and snacks are included in the school fee. For admission process, please refer to this page.

What is the daily schedule in the school?

The daily schedule are explained in this page.

Do you have priority enrollment for elementary school?

For the moment, we do not offer priority enrollment for elementary school. However, since we adapt to both Japanese and International calendar, we have two graduate seasons, once in March and another one in June.

May I enroll my child at the middle of the school year?

Yes, we accept students throughout the school year.

How will I be informed of my child’s progress?

We use an application called Kids Note, which enables parents to know their daily information such as the mood of the child, amount of food/lunch child ate, diapering and potty schedule, activities, etc…  Pictures and even videos are sent to parents!!

We also send Newsletters every month. Show and Share day is organised every two months for the parents to come and share each child’s growth.

What is your child to teacher ratio?

Our current ratio is six children to one teacher. Hoikushi (certified preschool nurse) will be assigned in accordance with the Tokyo metropolitan regulations.

How much are the school fees?

Please refer to this page for the school fees.

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