Osaka International School
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|Osaka International School|
|4-4-16 Onohara-nishi, Minoh, Osaka 〒562-0032
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|Head of school||Bill Kralovec|
|Color(s)||Purple, Black and White|
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Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin (OIS, 関西学院大学インターナショナルスクール) is a coeducational international school, located in Minoh, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. OIS educates students from kindergarten (age 4-5) through grade 12. OIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is authorized to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs - Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP).
OIS shares its campus, facilities and a number of programs with its sister school, Senri International School (SIS), a grade 7-12 Japanese-curriculum school primarily for students who have lived abroad. Together the schools are known as the "Senri and Osaka International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin." Secondary students from both schools share classes in physical education, music and art, and high-level students in English and Japanese can take courses in either school. Students from both schools also join for athletic teams, drama casts, and for choir, band, and orchestra groups. OIS enrolment is 280. SIS enrolment is 520.
Founded in 1991, OIS is a member of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS), the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).
As of 2016 about 33% of the school population of Senri and Osaka international school body is made up of returnees. the third-largest English/European language international school in Japan and the largest such school in the Kansai region.
- "List of International Schools" (Archived 2015-08-17 at WebCite). Osaka Prefecture. Retrieved on August 17, 2015. Japanese version: "外国人学校リスト" (Archive).
- The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 43, "The Combined enrolment of Senri and Osaka International schools makes it the largest international school in the Kansai Region. One-half of the 800 pupils are Japanese returnees who study on the same campus. educating kansai" (Archive). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 43.
- Stewart, Alex. "educating kansai" (Archive). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7-12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 42.