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

Family Handbook available for download


Here's the link for the 2024 Nakayoshi Family Handbook. You'll find information and policies and resource info about the 2024 session.

Panda Express Fundraiser And BJ's Restaurant


Join us for Nakayoshi's Panda Express fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 and apply 923539 as the code number in the Fundraiser Code box during online checkout. Download the flyer for more info.

We also have a fundraiser at BJ's restaurant on Tuesday, June 25. Download the flyer and present upon ordering.

Daily Class Schedule


Download the daily class schedule here and the specialty class schedule here.

Parent Letters available to download


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

Nakayoshi Gakko Parent Handbook


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