Welcome to Omaha Japanese School

The Omaha Japanese School was founded in January 1986, to promote and enhance the appreciation, understanding of language and culture through language education. While our main focus is to educate Japanese children living in the United States, it also serves the local community as a source of information on Japanese culture.

Japanese citizens, children of Japanese citizens who have reached school age, or person of non-Japanese citizens approved by the Board. One trial visit to the class may be granted while considering enrollment.

OJS offers 4 programs available for you.
  • Kindergarten (age 4-6)
    Through this program your children will prepare to enter the Japanese School Curriculum.  Basic reading and writing Hiragana and Katakana the goal of this program.  Your children will enjoy the learning activities (including singing and dancing) through the Japanese style teaching.
  • Japanese School Curriculum (age 6-15, Elementary and Jr. High School Curriculum)
    A certain level of Japanese language skill is required.  Taught entirely in Japanese.  Students will use the same text books offered in public schools in Japan.
  • Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) (age 12 & up, or anyone who qualifies)
    In this program, students will learn Japanese as a second language.  Taught in English.  Great program for Junior High or High School students.  Students will develop a basic Japanese language skill.
  • Conversation Partners (mainly for adults)
    Participants will meet a Japanese native speakers every week.  OJS parent volunteers will meet you every week to develop your Japanese communication skills.  Participants are expected to prepare their learning materials or activities.
OJS is the non-profit organization which is organized by the parents and other volunteers.  Parents are expected to contribute to the daily running of this school.  If you are interested in joining us, please submit the Contact Us Form.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

As a non-profit organization, OJS accepts the donation from anyone who wish to contribute to us.  Your money will be 100% returned to the improvement of the Japanese culture and language education throughout this region.  If you are interested in contribution to OJS, please send your contribution to the address below, or let us know through the Contact Us Form.  We will contact you as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Omaha Japanese School
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1821 N 90th St
Omaha, NE 68114