Schooling Options


Welcome to the OIST Schooling Options webpage. The purpose of this page is to provide members of the OIST community with information regarding schooling options for their school-age children (ages 6-18). While the education coordinator makes every attempt to update this page regularly, we strongly encourage you to email for the most up-to-date information or schedule a consultation.

Current Education Coordinator: Anne Hendler anne.hendler@oist.jp

Onna Elementary School

International Schooling Options

 

Educational Websites and Apps

OIST International Classroom

 

 

Compulsory Education in Japan:  

The Japanese school year is from April to March. 

Elementary and Middle school are both part of compulsory education in the Japanese school system. Education in Japanese schools follows a curriculum designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). However, education through middle school (9th Grade in the Japanese System), is only compulsory for Japanese citizens 

For foreign residents of Japan, schooling is optional to give them more flexibility (including home-schooling, international schooling, boarding schools, private tutoring, or any combination of those). For more information, see Useful Websites for Parents.   

 

Schooling Options in Okinawa: Overview 

There are three types of schools for each level of education: Public, Private, and International. Please click the links below for more information on each.  

High School

-Coming soon-