Greetings from Kokoro no Gakko! Registration for the 2022 summer session is now closed. Please check back in February 2023 for updates on the 2023 summer session, or email

School Dates: June 27 through July 1, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Location: Watsonville Buddhist Temple, 423 Bridge Street, Watsonville (The ability to return in-person will be subject to Santa Cruz County health guidelines and requirements at the scheduled time of Gakko.)

Ages: This year Gakko is available for children who have completed kindergarten through the 8th grade. In the registration form, please indicate the school grade that the child will have completed by June 2022.

Tuition: $350 per student if payment is received by April 24, 2022, or $400 per student thereafter. Please take advantage of the early-bird special! Tuition is non-refundable once the child has been admitted even if the child does not attend. 

Class Assignments: This year classes may be multi-age groups, based on enrollment numbers and teacher availability. For example, there may be a 1st and 2nd grade group; 3rd and 4th grade group; 5th and 6th grade group; and 7th and 8th grade group. Class groups will move together throughout the day to a variety of indoor and outdoor activities focused on Japanese arts, culture, language, food, and games. Class assignments and schedules will be distributed prior to or on the first day of Gakko.

Enrollment Priority and Waiting List: There are typically 10 students in each Gakko class. If registration for a particular class or age group exceeds classroom size, returning student status and then registration application date will be used to prioritize enrollment and establish a waiting list, if necessary.

Family Commitments: This special summer program is a parent co-operative that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Typically, all families are required to participate fully in the program and on committees to maintain the quality of the program. This year, however, family participation is not required. Donations to help support the day-to-day running of Gakko and the farmers market will be requested, and volunteers are sought. If interested, please email We thank you in advance for your support! Kokoro no Gakko exists because of your dedication.

How to Register:  Fill out completely and submit the on-line registration form for each child you wish to register. Register by April 24, 2022 to qualify for reduced registration. Registration will close on June 6, 2022. If you need a paper copy of the registration form or any registration assistance contact:

Payment:  $350 per student if registration and payment is received by April 24, 2022, or $400 thereafter.

  • Online payment via PayPal.  Send payment to in the notes field please list the students the payment is for.
  • Pay by check: Send tuition payment to Kokoro no Gakko, c/o Phyllis Nagamine, P.O. Box 2063, Freedom, CA 95019 (Check payable to: Kokoro no Gakko).







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