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CityKyoto-Osaka-Kobe
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ¥1,284,000
to: ¥1,680,000
Address: 6-7-34 Nakatsu, Kita-ku, Osaka 531-0071 Japan
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

320

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Japanese

Ratio of local students to international students

2:1

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, and there is also in-class support with specialists.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese (and Korean A for the IB Diploma)

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Teachers use MacBook Airs and Apple TVs

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB Middle Years Programme, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Above the global average.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

This depends on the grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90-100%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have a student specialist and other teachers provide specific in-class support. There are three levels of need and support is given accordingly. The school is proud to be inclusive.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Teachers are aware of the need to differentiate to challenge the most able of students. Our college counsellor provides specific advice for students looking for scholarships, etc.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

OYIS requires all applicants for Elementary/Junior High school to complete an English language assessment and attend a full school observation day during which they will be evaluated by teachers.
For Preschool and Kindergarten, a half-day observation with teachers is required.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8.50am

School finish time

4pm

Supervised care before/after school

After school child care is offered up to Grade 2.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

OYIS offer many clubs and activities.

Sports activities included

Volleyball, basketball, football and more.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, gymnasium, library, science labs, swimming pool

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, sports field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Osaka YMCA International School is the only IB continuum school in Osaka City, offering the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma. A non-profit school with a community focus, it offers a perfect pathway from preschool to Grade 12.

Teaching approach of the school

OYIS provides a friendly and supportive environment which values diversity. We engage in quality lifelong learning that deal with a range of global issues, in line with the ethos of both the YMCA and IB.

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