Osaka YMCA
International School



The Early Childhood programme at OYIS follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The curriculum has been personalized and reflects the holistic nature of children’s learning. The programme focuses on the importance of learning through play and a commitment to structured, purposeful inquiry, as it underpins all development and learning for young children.

PYP Model

We adhere to the principles of developmentally appropriate practice, by encouraging children to follow their own interests. This is accomplished through various purposeful activities within the classroom and through a stimulating outdoor environment.  This choice empowers our children to take responsibility for their learning, as well as allowing them to work independently and collaboratively.

Through the IB Learner Profile, our children become inquirers, knowledgeable and caring individuals who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding, respect and tolerance.

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