Principal’s greeting


Greetings! My name is Kenn Gale and I am the Principal of No Borders International School. For over 25 years No Borders has been a leader in the educational industry in Nagoya, Japan. With more than 100 qualified and passionate teachers, I am confident that we can serve your family in Japan and provide you the highest quality education. First of all, we are not an English school. What I mean by this is, we don’t focus on teaching English. We are an International School that teaches a broad and thorough curriculum. We have several locations to serve your family. We believe that education, especially at this age, is a very personal and important decision. We are here to help you and answer your questions to see if No Borders is the right choice for your family. During your time with us, we will work closely together to ensure your child’s success. We communicate frequently and have events often with parents. Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to talking to you personally and introducing you to our teachers and staff.

School Philosophy

Our Philosofhy

We believe the best way to ensure a successful and fulfilling future is through a well-balanced education consisting of academic, social and emotional skills. We further believe the best way to develop these talents is starting from a young age. We believe, as educators, we should not only teach, but rather listen, inspire, motivate and develop our students. We believe in challenging our young learners to think critically and more importantly think for themselves. We are a community of teachers, parents, and students, who all believe the same way. We are No Borders.

Core Beliefs

Core Beliefs
  • Our daily interactions with students are entirely in English. Students at No Borders are exposed to an entirely English environment.
  • While we teach to nursery aged students, we are not a nursery school. We operate and teach structured and content based classes.
  • We believe the students should be involved, engaged and inspired the entire time they are here.
  • We believe education involves the entire family, therefore we encourage community style involvement from our parents.
  • We firmly believe in exposing the students to the world around us. Through hands on, interactive activities and events, we bring this awesome world into the classroom and allow the students to be exposed to many different cultures.
  • Finally, as a preschool and kindergarten, our objective is to be able to provide an educational, fun, and safe environment for all our students.


Preschool Philosophy

Preschool is where the journey with No Borders commences. Our educational philosophy is designed to develop cognitive but also social and emotional skills. We teach the students to be independent and encourage them to think for themselves. We challenge the status quo of current preschool trends, and through a structured schedule of well-balanced curriculum, we can see higher levels of learning from our preschoolers. And let’s not forget, this is preschool, so every day at No Borders is sure to be fun!

a.Toddlers Daily Schedule

Time Activity
10:00 Doors Open
10:00-10:20 Free Play & Pack Away
10:20-10:40 Bathroom Break
10:40-11:10 Circle Time(Morning Routine, Songs, Q&A)
11:10-11:30 Phonics Time(Flashcards, ABC Song, Phonics Song, Phonics for Kids,ABC Book)
11:30-11:50 Morning Activity (P.E., Park, etc.)
11:50-12:05 Lunch Prep, Toilet Time, Lunch Song
12:05-13:00 Lunch, Free Read/Play, Brush Teeth
13:00-13:25 Quiet Time and Story Time
13:25-13:40 “Music & Movement”
13:50-14:10 Special Studies/Writing (Theme, Motor Skills, etc.)
14:10-14:30 “Ready Review”& Goodbye Song

b. Babies Daily Schedule

Time Activity
10:00 Doors Open
10:00-10:20 Free Play & Pack Away
10:20-10:30 Drink Break
10:30-11:00 Circle Time(Morning Routine, Songs, Q&A)
11:00-11:20 Phonics Time(Flashcards, ABC Song, Phonics Song, Phonics for Kids,ABC Book)
11:20-11:45 Diaper Changing Time
11:45-12:00 Lunch Prep & Lunch Song
12:00-13:00 Lunch & Play
13:00-13:30 Quiet Time/Nap
13:30-13:40 Diaper Change & Drink Time
13:40-13:50 Toothbrush Time
13:50-14:00 Writing
14:00-14:15 Special Studies/Story Time (Theme, Motor Skills, etc.)
14:10-14:30 “Ready Review”& Goodbye Song


Kindergarten Philosophy

Kindergarten is a continuation of our preschool beliefs. With greater depth and content, as well as new and deeper levels of education, we continue to develop our young learners. With increase in literacy content our students will begin learning not only from the teachers but from each other. Interactive and thought-provoking classes are the heart of our methodology. We believe in guided teaching and having the students experience the learning hands on. With a curriculum based on the inquiry method of learning, our staff is trained to ensure your child receives an education that can be used around the world.

Kinder Daily Schedule

9:00 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 Doors Open
9:15-9:30 Drive Through
9:30-9:45 Music and Movement
9:45-10:30 Circle Time Center
10:30-10:45 Bathroom Time + Fruit time
10:45-11:25 Language Arts PoWeR
11:25-11:30 SMART Break
11:30-12:00 NBA & Japanese
12:00-1:00 Lunch + Free Play + Tooth Brushing
1:00-1:10 Show and Tell
1:10-1:50 PE & Math
1:50-1:55 Q/A


  Enrollment Fee 1/week 2/week 3/week 4/week 5/week
Semi-preschool*Takinomizu/Okazaki only ¥43,200   ¥17,280 ¥23,760 ¥32,400 ¥37,800
Preschool Course ¥43,200   ¥30,860 ¥43,200 ¥56,570 ¥61,710
1-year-old special care fee     ¥6,170 ¥9,260 ¥12,340 ¥15,430
Kinder Course ¥108,000         ¥61,710
Extended Daycare("extended care")(14:30-18:00)*Anjo only   ¥8,230 ¥12,860 ¥17,280 ¥21,090 ¥24,170
Extended Daycare("long")
(9:30-18:00)*Takinomizu only
  ¥8,230 ¥14,270 ¥19,750 ¥24,130 ¥27,430
Extended Daycare("long")
  ¥9,260 ¥16,050 ¥22,220 ¥27,150 ¥30,860
After school K1 (Ages 3-4) ¥10,800 ¥7,500 ¥14,400 ¥19,900    
After school K1+Plus (Ages 3-4) ¥10,800 ¥15,000 ¥28,800 ¥39,800    
After school K2/K3/Jr/Sr(Ages 4 - 12) ¥10,800 ¥9,940 ¥19,540 ¥26,230    
After school K2/K3/Jr/Sr +Plus (Ages 4 - 12) ¥10,800 ¥15,000 ¥28,800 ¥39,800    
Elementary Plus(Regular) ¥21,600 ¥14,910        
Junior Project (1 month)*Chikusa/Anjo only ¥21,600 ¥15,800        
Junior Project Option 1 class only   ¥7,000        
Junior Project Option 2 classes only     ¥13,000      
Saturday Course (Pre/Kinder/Elementary) ¥21,600 ¥23,760        
  • There is a related expenses fee once every 6 months equal to the monthly sum for the course
  • Textbooks are included in the related expenses fee (Junior project requires a seperate fee)
  • Kinder course requires a seperate fee for textbooks and uniforms.
  • Kids club stamp card(Daycare service)¥12,000(20 slots of 30 minutes each)
  • Siblings may receive the sibling discount. Please ask for more information.
  • Fees are subject to change
  • Course offerings may differ between schools

Final thoughts

Again, thank you for visiting our website. The purpose of this page is just to give a quick view into the world and philosophy of No Borders. We offer many extracurricular activities, after school programs, parents day, family picnics, day care services, private lessons, music lessons, karate lessons, etc. Therefore, please feel free to call me directly and set up an appointment for a tour of one of campus’. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.