Philosophy

Philosophy

To develop the ability of self-realization that students hold.

Okinawa International School (OIS) keeps challenging the 21st Century where technological innoetion, information, and globalization are progressing. OIS believes that every human being is unique and full of potentials and capabilities in term of culture and customs. By enhancing these capabilities and talents, we produce students who will become movers of society in the 21st Century and will be able to surpass the challenges and meet the global educational standards.

Vision

To provide an educational environment leading to knowledge and character building.

We provide the education that leads to character building by giving children the necessary knowledge for growth in intelligence, social skills, and emotional and physical development.
We generate an environment of voluntarily learning for children. We provide a learning place to acquire ideal abilities to succeed in society as an international person who lives in the new era.

Vision

To raise children who will appreciate the diversity and value of other countries.

We hope children will have pride in their own culture and grow up to appreciate diversity and value, and also development of different countries by demonstrating their skills, ability, and mental strength that they cultivated on their own.
With such mentality, they will keep growing to be people who are content, righteous, and full of compassion and love.

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
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

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