Osaka YMCA
International School


A message from our principals

Dwayne Primeau, PYP Principal
Marc Mesich, MYP/DP Principal
Welcome to the OYIS community,

We are so pleased that you have decided to join us. This has been an exciting time in the history of OYIS. Over the past year we have gained authorization by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). With these authorization in place we are excited to have our first grade 12 graduation in 2023.

Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS) is built around the concept of community. At OYIS we strive to support all of our students with a particular focus on our three guiding principles of Encounter, Connect, and Transform. As a starting point it is our intention to help students learn to be independent as they encounter diversity and engage with the development of international-mindedness. Through our teaching and learning, we seek to help our students discover who they are and connect people to an inquiry-based learning environment grounded upon the conceptual framework of the International Baccalaureate. Finally, we are committed to serving or transforming our community. This is most clearly demonstrated by our commitment to service-learning and community engagement.

Though OYIS has grown tremendously with the opening of our second campus we still have a small school feeling of individual support and care. It is our commitment as a learning community to work together with our students and families with the goal of maximizing growth and development. OYIS is a fun, vibrant, and caring community. We would be honored to share this experience with you.

Marc and Dwayne






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