1) Bilingual Kids International Preschool uses the Reggio Emilia approach. If you contact the school administrator I’m sure they will be able to point you to other schools they would know better.

2) Yokohama International School also uses the RE approach for kids aged 3-5

yrs. You can also get English contact info from our International School Directory


3) Discovery International School, Nagoya, Aichi prefecture

4) Imagine International Preschool, Yokohama, Kanagawa

5) Daizawa International School

6) tinyHappy Garden International School, Tokyo Read about the school at http://www.tokyofamilies.net/2014/08/mom-from-new-york-opens-a-new-school-inspired-by-montessori-and-reggio-emilia/

7) American School in Japan; Read about the ASIJ approach here: http://www.japanschoolnews.com/2012/04/the-reggio-emilia-approach-at-asij%E2%80%99s-elc/

8) Nagoya International School 

9) Happy Horizons International Nursery 8-29-9 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

10) Eton House Internation Pre-School, Tokyo

11) Ohana International School, Minato-ku Tokyo

12) Tesoro International School uses the RE method as a guide to play-based learning in class.

13) Poppins Active Learning International School in Ebisu, Tokyo

14) Ivy Prep International Academy, Tokyo; read about their Cambridge program and Reggio approach here.

15) New International School, Ikebukuro, Tokyo applies Reggio Emila approaches in implementing its dual language educational program

Non-international ER schools

4) Hiratsuka Yochien in Yutenji, Meguro-ku, uses the Reggio Emilia approach, too. My daughter M attended Hiratsuka for 3 years and along with the other RE activities, went out to the school’s rice field in Kanagawa-ken once a month for seasonal activities. Hiratsuka is featured as a progressive yochien by Japan Times and its unusualness is mentioned in this article Liane Wakabayashi here Hiratsuka Yochien is a three-minute walk from Yutenji Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line. Bicultural and international children are welcomed into the Japanese-speaking environment. To contact Principal Michihiko Hiratsuka, call (03)… Address:Yutenji 1-23-11 Meguro-ku, Tokyo 〒153-0052.

Seiai Yochien Seiai Youchien


More information:

A Japanese teacher writes about curriculum models and has written some research paper on the Theoretical and Practical Application of the RE model. See here http://www.official.jimu.juen.ac.jp/teacher/e_kyo_info.php?e_id=850 – so for more info.