Grade placement

OIS school year starts in April and ends in March.
Applicants must meet the age requirement by the end of March, before the school starts in April the grade is determined by taking into account that the date of birth and the age of the student, which applies to the transfer students and those from outside of Japan whose school year is different from that of OIS. Wanting to transfer to OIS without completing the course in the previous school, the student must complete the course at OIS before going on to the next grade. OIS will continue observing the newly transferred students several weeks to make the final judgment for the grade placement.

The names for each division of OIS Classes of OIS Age IB
[class for three-year-olds・
class for four-year-olds・
class for five-year-olds]
Preschool Cygnet 2year old Preceding intellectual education that connects to IB program in kindergarten.
[ Pre-PYP ]
Kindergarten Owlet 3year old ◆The International Baccalaureate(IB)
Primary Years Programme [PYP]
Eaglet1 4year old
Eaglet2 5year old
Public and private elementary school
[1st grade – 6th grade]
Elementary Grade1
6year old
7year old
8year old
9year old
10year old
11year old The International Baccalaureate(IB)
Middle Years Programme (MYP)
Public and private middle school
[1st grade – 3th grade]
Middle School Grade7
12year old
13year old
14year old
Public and private high school
[1st grade – 3th grade]
high School Grade10
15year old
16year old The International Baccalaureate(IB)
Diploma Programme (DP)
17year old

Okinawa International School is an authorized school for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that Okinawa International School believes is important for our students.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

Phone number [8:30 - 16:45(Weekdays only)]


+81 098-835-1851


+81 098-948-7711


+81 098-948-7740

OIS will hold on international School guidance counseling.