Philosophy

Philosophy

To cultivate an environment where all learners become “seekers of truth” through transcending our differences in ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, and political beliefs in order to comprehend, respect, and interact with one another. To foster global elite learners who set their sights high to identify challenges, think, and act upon their own to
bring about changes to our society.

Mission

To provide a rigorous inquiry based educational program founded on three pillars: human rights and peace, coexistence with the natural environment, and multicultural understanding. To nurture the skills needed to engage in inquiry across disciplines: comprehension of global society from a local perspective, communication skill, logical thinking, quantitative reasoning, ICT/AI skills, critical and creative thinking, and advanced moral and ethical values.

School History

     
April, 2003 English environment preschool, Okinawa International School is founded for the first time in Naha City
August, 2005 School buildings relocate to Sobe, Naha City due to the increase of children and opening of the elementary school
September, 2005 Class for one-year-olds is opened (Currently accepting from 2 years old class)
April, 2006 Elementary school is established
May, 2008 OIS becomes a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
July, 2011 OIS is authorized as the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for the first time in Okinawa and the 20th time in Japan
February, 2012 The First Exhibition (by 6th graders)
March, 2012 Graduation of the inaugural class of elementary school
April, 2012 An annex to school is established in Tsubogawa, Naha City for upper elementary school and middle school
Entering of the inaugural class for middle school
January, 2014 OIS middle school becomes a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
OIS made conclusions of enrollment agreements with Okinawa Shogaku High School
(Okinawa Shogaku High School was authorized as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Feb, 2015.)
March, 2015 Graduation of the inaugural class of middle school
January, 2016 The First Community Project ( by 9th graders )
April, 2016 Redesign of Uniform
July, 2016 OIS Middle School is authorized as the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme
October, 2017 School trip to Vietnam for students from 5th grade to 9th grade
January, 2018 OIS and Xin-Gang Elementary and Junior High School in Taiwan make an agreement to be associated schools
May, 2018 OIS High School becomes a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
July, 2019 OIS Elementary school and higher grades are moved to Nanjo Campus
April, 2020 PST Academy is founded
April, 2020 Opening of Okinawa International School (High School)
November, 2020 OIS terminated of enrollment agreements with Okinawa Shogaku High School due to opening High School.
December, 2020OIS High School is authorized as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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