A message from our principals

Dwayne Primeau, PYP Principal
Marc Mesich, MYP/DP Principal


Thank you for connecting with us. 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.

The last few years have been an exciting time for OYIS. We have experienced tremendous growth. This growth will finally be realized as we support our first Diploma Programme graduates in 2022. We are currently candidates for the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. OYIS has proudly offered the Primary Years Programme since 2011. In August 2020 we celebrated the opening of our new secondary campus. With this addition to our school, we are ready to offer an innovative educational experience for students in the Kansai region.

Despite our recent growth, OYIS is still a small supportive community that aims to provide each of our students with an individual experience that seeks to maximize each individual’s potential. Our faculty are drawn from around the world and demonstrate the qualities of care, innovation, and creativity. They are the strength of our school and we are proud to have some of the most talented teachers globally.

We welcome you to come and experience our community.


Marc and Dwayne

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