Osaka YMCA is pleased to announce the development of a new, private, English-based international high school. This high school will be a pathway to grade 12 graduation for OYIS students. It will focus on advanced academics and developing the qualities of leadership, community service and international mindedness.
The new high school will start with grade 10 in September 2020. Grade 11 will begin in September 2021. Then we will add grade 12 in 2022. The school will be based out of our Osaka YMCA Tosabori location, and it will meet all of the strict IB facility requirements.
In the near future, OYIS students will be able to study all three IB programmes from preschool to grade 12 — Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities, and evidence suggests that higher rates of DP students go on to university and higher education study than non-IB students.
The Creative, Activity, and Service (CAS) component of the DP involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. The experiential learning of CAS provides students with opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work.
By deeply investigating special topics of interest to them, students develop the capacity to analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge. They learn to formulate research questions, investigate them, communicate ideas and develop an argument.
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