Middle Years Programme

Middle Years Programme

Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS) is a candidate school* for the MYP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

The OYIS Middle Years Programme (MYP) consists of grades 7-9. The goal of this programme is to provide a holistic educational program which allows students to develop their academic and social skills in a inquiry based, collaborative environment. 

The concept-based learning of the MYP promotes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their classroom studies and the real world. The low teacher-to-student ratio at OYIS allows for individualised student support that meets the needs of each child.

MYP has strong focus developing student’s creative and collaborative skills. The music programme is performance-based and aims for each student to perform in 5 concerts per year. New in 2018 is a drama programme. From 2019, OYIS plans to offer an exciting and challenging digital and product design course. Design thinking allows students to identify a design problem and using problem solving and creative thinking skills to design a product or outcome.

Middle School Programme Community

Arts and Design

OYIS has a strong focus on the performing arts, offering music and drama courses, which allows students to develop their collaborative, creative and leadership skills. The school is also looking into developing a design technology program.

Middle School Programme Science

Community Engagement

A big part of education at OYIS is providing students opportunities to make community connections through independent action and inquiry-based learning. We encourage and foster student initiated and led action – helping students build connections with our school, local and international community, for example, connecting with women’s shelters, organising sports events and youth outreach.

Middle School Programme Music Class

Skills-Based Learning

At OYIS, we focus on developing learning strategies and skills for students to be successful learners. By developing a learner’s toolbox of skills and strategies — from collaboration to research — students can be confident that they are developing the ability to be independent, lifelong learners.

IB Middle Years Programme

The MYP curriculum

The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents.

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.

What the MYP offers students?

The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

Now accepting student applications.

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