Friendship School

Nakayoshi Gakko, or "Friendship School" is a two week summer program where children in grades 1 through 8 learn about Japanese culture and tradition. Nakayoshi Gakko provides an opportunity for the children and parents to explore the many aspects of the Japanese-American heritage

Nakayoshi Gakko is a full day program. Morning sessions include art, literature, social studies, and language. Afternoons continue with specialty-subjects. Origami, odori (dance), soroban (abacus), cooking, undokai (P.E.), sumi-e and music have been offered in the past. The Ryu and Tsuru classes have the opportunity to learn taiko and aikido as their specialty subjects. All students enjoy various cultural demonstrations at the end of each day.

We are proud to have a teaching staff of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are committed to sharing their talents with our children. Nakayoshi Gakko promotes the Japanese concept of mentorship through our Sempais.

Latest News

New Student Registration for summer 2024 is closed

Session Dates: June 17, 2024 - June 28, 2024

Download the registration packet


Nakayoshi Gakko Parent Handbook


Download the Nakayoshi Gakko Parent Handbook for comprehensive information about our summer session here.

Daily Class Schedule


Download the daily class schedule here.

Allergy Information


The following document contains information that parents and guardians should know if their child is attending Nakayoshi Gakko and has food allergies.

Registration for 2023 session is CLOSED. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar team.


See you in June!

Parent Letters available to download


Find out more about your child's class, what supplies they will need in the Parent Letter's section.

Happy New Year!

We are delighted to be back in-person again for the 2023 Summer Session. The session will run for ten days, starting Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 30. Classes will be at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, located at 575 Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, CA. Online registration will open in early February and close at the end of February. Families will receive an enrollment confirmation email by the end of March.

Detailed infromation, including important dates and volunteer obligations are on the Registration page or in the 2023 Registration Packet PDF.