Osaka YMCA
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Osaka YMCA International School

Founded in 2001, we are proud to be the only IB continuum school in Osaka City. With more than 300 students from 40 nationalities, we are a truly international K-12 school. Our students begin by following IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), then move to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and finally finish by taking the IB Diploma Programme. Our fully-qualified and experienced teachers deliver world-class, inquiry-based lessons to our students. We are an inclusive, WASC-accredited school that helps each child achieve his or her academic potential, while also helping them develop as young people who are ready to be tomorrow’s leaders.


7 reasons to join OYIS

International community
Osaka YMCA International School offers a diverse and multicultural learning environment, with students from many different countries and backgrounds.
High-quality education
The school is accredited by WASC, and the The International Baccalaureate® (IB) and is known for its strong academic program and highly qualified teachers.
Experiential learning
Osaka YMCA International School offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as field trips, projects, and hands-on activities that allow students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations. This approach to learning helps students to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, and also makes the learning process more engaging and enjoyable.
Focus on character development
The school places a strong emphasis on developing students' character and leadership skills through its co-curricular activities and community service programs.
Osaka is a vibrant and exciting city with a rich cultural heritage, and the school is located in the heart of the city, providing easy access to all the city has to offer.
Support for international students
The school provides support services for international students, including assistance with housing, health care, and visa issues.
Opportunities for personal growth
The school encourages students to take an active role in their education and to develop their own interests and passions, providing opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery.
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