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.

OJS offers 4 programs available for you.
  • Kindergarten (age 4-6)

    Through this program your children will prepare to enter the Japanese School Curriculum.  Students will learn the basic Hiragana and Katakana reading and writing kills.  Your children will enjoy the learning activities (including singing and dancing) through the Japanese style teaching.

  • Japanese School Curriculum (age 6-15, or anyone who qualifies)

    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 (
    Elementary and Jr. High School Curriculum).  The placement test will be given to the applicants to determine the appropriate class to join.

  • 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.  A great program for Junior high or high school students or even for adults.  Students will develop a basic Japanese language skill.

  • Conversation Partner (anyone who qualifies)

    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.

  • Japanese Events

    In all programs above, students and their family members will enjoy the Japanese tradition and seasonal events.  See our calendar for the events.

Omaha Japanese School shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual preference, status with regard to public assistance, disability or age.  

OJS is the non-profit organization which is organized by the student family members and other volunteers.  In case the applicants are in minor age, their family members are expected to contribute to the daily tasks necessary for running 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.  The tuition and fees are available here.

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