Welcome to Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS)!
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.
To learn more, please contact our Enrolment Team.
The first Japanese YMCA was established in Tokyo in 1880, followed by the establishment of the local YMCAs throughout Japan, including Osaka in 1882.
The Osaka YMCA has always worked with the people in communities of need, especially the elderly, young people, and those suffering from poverty. The Y has also been involved in crisis response, such as assisting during and after fires, floods, earthquakes, and even during worldwide pandemics.
Members of the YMCA seek to develop their individual capacities to the fullest. They work together as a global movement that aspires to build healthy and strong communities that can peacefully coexist.