Welcome to Discovery International School

Learning through play, the natural way!

Kids having fun at Nagoya international school summer school program.

English Preschool, Kindergarten, Day Care & After School Serving Eastern Nagoya

Toddlers Class Parent

“There are many other international schools, but Discovery’s size is just right, and it offers opportunities to learn various things. I highly recommend it! Thank you to all the teachers!”


Parent of Toddlers & Kinders 5

“Discovery International School is wonderful and was such a special part of our time living in Japan. We moved to Nagoya from the United States and our then 4 year old attended Discovery for 2 years before we returned home. She absolutely loved her time at Discovery. She learned so much, but even more importantly, she developed a true love for learning. We also enrolled our then 2 year old son in their Toddler program. He too thrived in Discovery’s safe, loving and fun learning environment.”

2-year-old & 6-year-old

Parent of Kindergarten Graduate (Now a Grads Student)

“The three years at Discovery were very fulfilling. The teachers were all dedicated to nurturing the children’s interests and curiosities, and because the classes were small, they were able to pay attention to even the smallest details, which gave us peace of mind. The staff and teachers believed in the children and supported them wholeheartedly, which I think helped my shy daughter to develop her individuality. Now that my child is attending a public elementary school, I truly appreciate the importance of being exposed to English every day.”


Parent of Saturday School Student

“Since learning the alphabet at Discovery’s Saturday School, my child has started reading and pointing out English letters they find at home and around town. The time at the end of each class when the children present in front of everyone is great!!! I think it’s a very valuable experience. My child has also become more confident in expressing their feelings, even when eating out or at his Japanese school.”


Toddlers Class Parent

“I think the charm of Discovery lies not only in the all-English environment but also in the daily activities. Play that engages the five senses, seasonal activities, and outdoor play with equipment that is good for balancing and core strength are all appealing.

Additionally, communication between teachers and children builds relationships that help to continuously improve the environment for the children. Not only do they use communication notebooks, but sharing photos every day also helps us understand our child’s daily activities, which we appreciate very much.”


Learn about our child-focused programs!

Child Focused

Children help construct their own curriculum in our play-based, Reggio Emilia influenced programs.  STEAM learning projects. Individualized literacy instruction. Singapore Math Method. Gymnastics, Music, Swimming, Japanese Class, and more. Click here to learn more about us!

Professional Care

Certified as a Child Care Center by Aichi Prefecture.
Led by an early childhood professional with more than 20 years experience.
Licensed and experienced educators with low student : teacher ratio.
School lunch service available made with locally grown organic vegetables.
Day Care available 8:00~18:30.
On-site medical checkups twice a year.
Government tuition subsidy available (¥37,000/month).


Safe and beautiful facilities specially designed for young children, with abundant natural light, calming pastel walls, cushioned flooring, and physical elements to promote communication and collaboration… Plus, an on-site playground! On-site parking also available.


Parents need to know what takes place at school. We offer private online daily classroom posts, daily message books, daily oral reports from teachers, child portfolios, and more!

Open Door Policy

Families of students are invited to join us in our school endeavors at any time. Come in to play and learn!


Discovery is Expat owned and operated, and is a warm and dedicated community of families and care providers. Contact us to schedule a visit and discover our difference!


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