Osaka YMCA
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The Annual OYIS Scholarship Exam & Open House

Scholarship Information Session

Families who are new to the OYIS community are encouraged to stay during the exam to attend an information session by the Principal and Vice-Principal.

Osaka YMCA International School is the only IB continuum school in Osaka City. It offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme. 

OYIS is also the only school in Osaka City to be authorized to hold the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). This is used by many universities around the world to decide which applicants receive offers.

OYIS Scholarship Information Session Date: 
When: Wednesday November 23, 2022 (10am-12.30pm)
Who: Parents and student interested in the Scholarship
Where: Osaka YMCA International School, 9th floor, 1-5-6, Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0001

OYIS Scholarship Exam

We are proud to announce our annual Scholarship Exams. These will be held on Wednesday November 23 from 10am-12.30pm at our Tosabori campus.

Students who are eligible for Grades 10 or 11 in August 2023 are invited to take the 2022 Scholarship Exam. This exam is the first step to potentially receiving the OYIS Achievement Award.

The OYIS Achievement Award seeks to recognize academic excellence, community engagement, and international mindedness. This is an opportunity for students entering Grade 10 or 11 in 2023 to earn up to a 100% scholarship. The process includes writing a scholarship exam, writing a personal essay, and an interview. Only successful exam takers will advance to the interview stage.

OYIS Scholarship Exam Date: 
When: Wednesday November 23, 2022 (10am-12.30pm)
Who: Any students (current or new) entering Grades 10 & 11 in August 2023
Where: Osaka YMCA International School, 9th floor, 1-5-6, Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0001

There is no fee to take the exam.

A Day in the Life of an OYIS Student

Students from grades 9-12 travel in from around the Kansai area to arrive at our Tosabori campus.
Once here, they meet with their homeroom teachers to find out about any events taking place, or to get support or advice about their studies.
Lessons start at 9am and are held in our purpose-built campus, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and furniture to improve the students’ learning experience.
When not studying, students can use our library – filled with books based on their own recommendations – or they can use our large gymnasium. If they need somewhere quiet to talk, we have a specialist counselor on site. Or if they want to talk about their educational pathways, they may go to talk to our experienced college and university counselor.
During lunch, students may join one of our Model United Nations (MUN) meetings or take part in Student Government events.
Once lessons have finished for the day, there are study support sessions or after-school activities that reflect our commitment to extra-curricular opportunities and service learning.

Our Teachers

What ingredients go into making an OYIS teacher?

A teacher at OYIS approaches their students with creativity, flexibility, care, and compassion. They are themselves lifelong learners who aim to develop the same interest in their students. Their pedagogical approaches and belief systems are at the core of their excellence as teachers.

An OYIS teacher will approach the whole student with inquiry-based instruction, and with the intention of shaping their students into socially responsible citizens.

We are seeking individuals who are defined by these key attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs: international-mindedness, open-mindedness, flexibility, collaboration, universality of good teaching, and love of their jobs.

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Homeroom teachers

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