an essential environment for the development of internationally minded people, indispensable around the world.
Okinawa is famous for its sub-tropical tourist destination with its natural beauty and healthy practices that lead to longevity. The concept originated with the Belgian demographer Michel Poulin and the Italian physician Gianni Pesz, who marked the Barbagia region of Sardinia with a 「blue marker」 on a map of the island of Sardinia, Italy, a region with a large number of long-lived people.
- Open-minded Okinawans
- Honoring universal peace
- Coexistence with nature
- Pride for Okinawan history and heritage
- Respect for different cultures and diversity
- History of global talent education
*1Since 2004, American research writer Dan Bettner has been working with National Geographic, and since the November 2005 issue of National Geographic, four new 「Blue Zones」 have been added to the map, including Okinawa. The results of this project have been published and spread further.
International Baccalaureate Course International Baccalaureate Course
International Baccalaureate (IB) is based on an educational curriculum established by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB enables students to understand different cultures as a member of the international community and to develop an awareness and responsibility for their character. The emphasis is on education for all students to acquire the ability to develop a wealth of knowledge and to express themselves rather than learning only through textbooks and examinations, with the goal of achieving the 「high intellectual standards」 required by prestigious universities around the world for admission.
International Liberal Arts Course International Liberal Arts Course
The goal of liberal arts education is to develop the skills necessary to solve the problems of modern society. While English, mathematics, Japanese, science, and social studies are the subjects of a typical high school, a liberal arts education covers the four areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. Students will be able to acquire the knowledge and education necessary for today's globalized society through cross-curricular studies that go beyond the frameworks of the humanities and sciences, and explore each theme in each area. Students are required to take courses during the three years to meet the number of credits required for university entrance exams, and aim to enter national, public, and private universities, as well as universities overseas.
INQUIRER VOICEWe learn to find the “TRUTH”
What I like the most about my school is that I get to discuss topics more deeply and freely because we have fewer students. I also like that I get more self-development time. All the teachers and staff are very welcoming, engaged, and always trying to help us improve. I have developed my critical thinking skills so much ever since I came to OIS, and now I have a different way of viewing the world.
IBコース Kelly Shin
Faculty and Staff教職員
We have brought together a team of great teachers from all over the world with a high level of expertise and teaching skills. All of the teachers at OIS have a rich experience as educators and are well aware of the importance of understanding ulticulturalism and diversity in international education.
Be the seeker of truth.真理の探究者となれ！
These are our values: The International Baccalaureate and International Liberal Arts courses have one thing in common: Inquiring-based education and International-mindedness
By studying in an inquiry-based learning environment, students become international-minded people, and by exploring further, they become people with the ability to change society for the better.
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