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St. Alban’s Nursery

Our aim is to enhance each child’s individual development, by providing purposeful and stimulating activities—opportunities to create, play, make friends, and learn, while having fun.

Gilma Yamamoto-Copeland Director

Small and intimate, in a leafy garden atmosphere only five minutes from the Tokyo American Club, our nursery offers each child opportunities for learning and self-discovery in a safe, structured, loving environment. Focusing on the individuality of each child, we offer an extensive choice of materials and activities based on the Montessori method.

  • Small is beautiful. One of Tokyo’s longest-established international kindergartens (started by the ladies of St Alban’s in 1972), our nursery is now independent, but still enjoys the tranquil surrounds of the church and its garden playground. St. Alban’s retains its intimate size, with just 30 children.

  • ‘”Learning, love, laughter” … that’s how one mother summed up her child’s experience at St. Alban’s, where we aim to promote free choice and self-discovery, bringing out the individuality of each child in a caring, fun-filled environment. This is not a one-size-fits-all school.