Osaka YMCA International School

Open House and Scholarship Exam

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for registering for the Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS) scholarship exam and open house. This event marks a new development in our school as we build towards grade 12 and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma programmes. It is an exciting time at OYIS and we couldn’t be happier to have you participate

Schedule for the day

Families are encouraged to arrive at 10:00AM. We will be hosting a small reception with snacks and refreshments.

Plan for Parents / Caregivers Plan for Students
10:00 - 10:30 Reception
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome and Update
10:45 - 11:15 Information Session
10:45 - 13:00* Students will be completing 2 exams
11:15 - 11:45 School Tour
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Answers

*Please note that the expected exam duration is 120 minutes. This time will vary depending on the student. We expect that all students should complete the exam before 1:00PM

Agenda for the Information Session

  • Why OYIS – What makes us different
  • New School Initial Plan – The timeline for the school development and process
  • DP Introduction – Understanding if the IBDP is the right choice for you
  • MYP Framework – Preparing students with the skills and qualities to be successful 21-century learners

Details of the Scholarship Process

The goal of our scholarship is to support students in the achievement of academic excellence, community service and values of our school community. As we are growing our school to include the IB Diploma we would like to attract and retain students of exceptional quality. This scholarship is designed to support these students financially to achieve their goals.

Please see our Scholarship steps below.

Exam (March 23rd)

  • Students will complete and online exam focusing on Mathematical reasoning and English language ability.
  • Based on exam results, a number of students will be invited to participate in the second round.

Step 1

Interviews (April 8th - 12th)

  • The scholarship exam committee will meet with both the student and parents / caregiver for an individual and group interview.
  • Students and families will meet with a minimum of three committee members.
  • Questions about future goals, previous academic achievement, and support of the school will be asked.
  • Responses will be considered and the final number of scholarship exam finalists will be selected.

Step 2

Final Decision (April 19th)

  • Final decisions will be made based on the previous two steps.
  • Decisions will be communicated to families by April 19th.
  • Based on the determination of the scholarship exam committee, scholarships ranging from 25 - 100% will be offered to students entering grade 7 - 9 from September 2019.

Step 3


  • Scholarships will be offered to successful candidates.
  • Scholarships are renewable annually based on academic achievement, support of school objectives and engagement.
  • Annual interviews will be held with scholarship recipients and decisions on renewal will be made before the end of March each year.

Step 4

Scholarship Committee Members

  • Marc Mesich – OYIS Vice Principal / OYIHS Director
  • Dwayne Primeau – OYIS Principal
  • Kiyokazu Shoji – OYIS Director Of Operations / OYIHS Assisting Director
  • Monique Palmer – OYIS MSP Coordinator / OYIHS Vice Principal
  • Steve Duex – OYIS Vice Principal

6-7-34 Nakatsu, Kita-ku, Osaka
531-0071 Japan


© Osaka YMCA International School 2019