OIST School Information

Okinawa Christian School International


What grades are offered?

The school currently offers Pre-K through High School.


Curriculum and textbooks are used?

OCSI use a variety of national curriculums and textbooks including: Common core, NGSS, Aero, Houghton Mifflin, McGrawHill, Holt McDougal, Foss and AP courses.


What entrance examinations are there?

Admission to OCSI takes into consideration a combination of the application documents, an interview, and a reading & math assessment. Students applying for grades 4-12 will take the computer-based MAP Growth assessment from NWEA. Students applying to grades PK-3 will have an individualized assessment.


What afterschool options are available?

From pre-k to grade 5, students are able to stay in the afterschool care program until 18:00. Students from grades K-12 can access a wide range of afterschool clubs, sports, and activities for a small fee.


What are the different nationalities of students represented?

North American – 41%, Japanese – 45%, Other – 14%


How much time is devoted to students attending chapel?

Students from all grade levels attend chapel once a week for a total of about 30 mins per week.


What big school trips are available during the year?

5th grade – travel to Kansai on a cultural trip which lasts three days, 8th grade – travel to Ishigaki Island on a cultural trip for 3 days, 12th grade – travel to Taiwan/mainland for 4 days.


What is currently being developed at the school?

Campus and facility improvements, Increasing AP courses, Capstone projects for 5th, 8th, and 12th grade, new Student Information System. This year we are also renovating our high school Science Lab.


What additional support is provided for students?

Students from K – 9 have access to additional Literacy support as needed.


What are the student numbers for each section?

Pre-K and Kindergarten – 48, Elementary – 214, Middle school – 144, High school – 165


Accurate as of October 2023


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