What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Osaka International School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
bus, train, walk
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Great facilities. 50,000 volume library. Swimming pool, multi-purpose field, gym, planetarium!
Great music program. Part of regional activities league with schools in Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, and Manila. Sports offered are basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball. Annual musicals, dramas, and concerts. Student Council, MUN, Habitat for Humanity trip.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
School is now full IB. PYP > Diploma prepares kids to attend school anywhere.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
PTA is active. Intl Fair, potlucks, partys, and a monthly meeting.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Check it out. beautiful "bedroom community" just north of downtown Osaka. Location is ideal for families.