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Since our foundation in 2001, OYIS remains the only WASC accredited (through 2019), IB world school (authorized through 2021) in the City of Osaka. With the support of Osaka City Government and the Osaka YMCA, OYIS strives to be a leading provider of international education for the citizens and residents of Osaka and its environs.

OYIS offers the Primary Years Programme from Preschool to Grade 5 and a programme based on the Province of Ontario for Grades 6 to 8. OYIS is a member of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS), the IB Association of Japan (IABJ) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). OYIS is also conferred with Gakko Hojin (School Foundation) status by the Osaka Prefectural Government Private Schools Division. Furthermore, OYIS is on the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools’ list of recommended schools in Kansai.

In this school year we opened Grade 8 and also our brand new Early Childhood Learning Centre. This also enabled us to remodel the main building and create a Science/Art room, two Japanese rooms and collaborative learning spaces.

In keeping with the overall YMCA philosophy of ‘Caring; Honesty; Respect; and Responsibility’ and in line with our Core Beliefs, OYIS provides a rigorous, challenging and developmentally appropriate educational experience for all our community and seeks to be, in the words of our school motto, a place ‘where learning comes to life.’

I invite you to browse through the pages of this website to experience something of the uniqueness of OYIS and to visit us at our Nakatsu campus.


John Murphy

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OYIS is to be commended for creating a dynamic school climate that parents and students are eager to be a part of.

WASC Mid-Cycle Report April 2016

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