Osaka Japan
Osaka YMCA International School

Welcome to Osaka YMCA International School! We aim to provide our community with an outstanding educational experience built around the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. At present, we are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are also in the process of transitioning to a more international model of education in our Middle School Programme. We plan to offer the only K-12 three programme IB school experience within the city of Osaka. Our intention is to offer a unique inquiry based experience for our students. Building from the IB framework and the expertise of our multinational and multi-talented faculty we will provide extraordinary quality and value to our students and families. Additionally, we will remain true to the traditional YMCA values of youth leadership and community engagement. As a globally minded organization we will strive to connect our students to both the local community and larger globe. Please come and see what all the excitement is about!


At OYIS, students actively develop knowledge, skills and international mindedness through student-centered, inquiry-based education.

  • Day school tuition $10075 - $15305 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 260
  • Year founded 2001
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed



Admissions Information

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes
  • Application fee (domestic) $20000 USD
  • Application fee (international) $20000 USD


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Gifted and talented student support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Japanese
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes